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Civil engineers who work on historic preservation projects often deal with materials and systems that are no longer widely used and have little documentation.
The United Kingdom’s Main Mill at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, the first cast-iron framed building, was restored using a bottom-up, first-principles approach.
A collaborative, goal-first approach played a major role in a historic facade preservation project for Wellesley College’s Science Complex.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers buttressed and raised both earthen structures, constructed a new emergency spillway, and improved the foundations of one dam.
The bridge boasts vertical square hoops and is powered by hand.
The Union Chain Bridge has a new suspension system and timber deck.
Handling violations from long ago is a tricky proposition.
New concept focuses on activities for waiting drivers and passengers.
Contractor felt it was entitled to a time extension and more money. It wasn’t.
Bianca Casem, P.E., M.ASCE, finds her place in engineering.
Good people skills can be as essential as technical expertise.
Ted Green, P.E., M.ASCE, has a passion for a piece of United Kingdom history.
Key guidelines that can help historic preservation projects in the U.S.
A 1:45 scale model simulates the discharge of two dams in the Central Valley.
We must work to transform the foundation of civil engineering.
One way civil engineers are saving history is through historic preservation.
A member shares his views on diversity, equity, and inclusion.