Civil Engineering magazine September/October 2022
Urban areas generate considerable greenhouse gases, so city leaders are turning to structural and other civil engineers to reduce their carbon footprints.How engineers are helping cities seek zero emissions
The 1.6 billion gal. Trampas Canyon Dam and Reservoir is the newest and largest reclaimed water facility in California’s Orange County.Abandoned California reservoir repurposed for recycled water
Comprising a spherical addition and substantial renovations to a 1930s streamlined modern icon, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has opened to the public.In Los Angeles, innovative structures celebrate movie innovators
The revamped Javits Convention Center in New York City increased in size by more than 50%, making it the largest in the Northeast again.Convention center expansion made possible by innovative engineering
Nature-based and hard infrastructure solutions work in tandem to protect and restore coastal communities in Louisiana and Florida.Protecting shores in critical Gulf Coast regions demands creative solutions
Steel-and-concrete composite core fast-tracks construction
The concrete-filled, composite steel-plate shear wall system saves months.
Australia’s Sydney Opera House hits all the right notes
ASCE has named the Sydney Opera House as a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
Floating volumes could mimic clouds’ cooling effects
Reflecting sunlight is just one way the volumes could combat urban heat buildup.
No matter the setting, respect for peers is imperative
A member fails to keep his distance.
With Mega City 2070, the future comes to life in classrooms
The immersive software platform is an ideal teaching tool.
The path to engineering isn’t always a straight one
Ana Tijerina Esquino, EIT, values unconventional route to engineering.
Make sure you understand the scope of your arbitration agreement
Arbitration clauses should be clearly defined.
Engineer seeks to understand the needs of the people he serves
Being an engineer must involve communities, not just calculations.
Managing earthen levees and embankments
Aging dams and levees are at increased risk of failure due to climate change.
Engineers’ nontechnical skills are even more important now
Thomas Z. Scarangello, P.E., M.ASCE, discusses how the field is changing.
Civil engineers: Declining numbers and increasing need
We must start early to develop our workforce.
September/October 2022 letters
A member defends the bipartisan infrastructure law.