What’s the best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?

Civil engineers have been sharing on ASCE Collaborate the best advice they’ve ever received from a teacher or professor.

Historical San Francisco building connected to new luxury high-rise

Built in 1903, the Aronson Building survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fires. It’s been seismically strengthened and tied to a new luxury high-rise.

Chicago to rebuild 1895 elevated transit station in central business district

The new design will create a visual gateway to the one of the city’s oldest L stations.

Legal Brief: When two professionals seal a drawing, who is responsible?

More than just a simple ritual or formality, an architect’s or engineer’s seal placed on drawings is perhaps the most important statement that can be made by one of these practicing professionals.

Shanghai office building designed as ‘sustainability machine’

The planned office building will combine solar power, natural ventilation, and other systems.

Annual Construction Institute Student Days presents real-world challenges, opportunities

For the first time, the annual Construction Institute’s CI Student Days heavy civil engineering team challenge was held as an online event this summer. The real-world lessons and opportunities afforded by the competition, however, remained the same.

Steel bridge returns to roster of ASCE student competitions

ASCE has renewed its partnership with the American Institute of Steel Construction for the student steel bridge competition, starting with the 2021-2022 school year.
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Legislation recently introduced in Congress would boost efforts to rehabilitate, retrofit, or remove U.S. dams while promoting safety, improving hydropower capacity, and restoring rivers.

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Policy and legislation

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Around ASCE

Annual Construction Institute Student Days presents real-world challenges, opportunities

For the first time, the annual Construction Institute’s CI Student Days heavy civil engineering team challenge was held as an online event this summer. The real-world lessons and opportunities afforded by the competition, however, remained the same.

ASCE members celebrate Senate infrastructure bill as ‘giant leap forward’

ASCE’s long-term advocacy efforts scored a huge victory this week when the Senate passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill in a 69-30 bipartisan vote.

Steel bridge returns to roster of ASCE student competitions

ASCE has renewed its partnership with the American Institute of Steel Construction for the student steel bridge competition, starting with the 2021-2022 school year.

5 things you didn’t know about the Pennsylvania Turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike was designated an ASCE landmark in 1988.

Technical notes

Case study: Seismic strengthening a reinforced concrete bridge

A recent case study in the Journal of Composites for Construction outlines the process of inspections and assessments to identify key areas of concern, and steps taken to repair and strengthen the bridge.

Exploring cybersecurity challenges in the water sector

A recent study in the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management seeks to understand different stakeholders’ perspectives on the issue of cybersecurity in the Israeli water sector.

Evaluating buried offshore pipes’ potential for buckling

A new paper in the Journal of Pipelines Systems Engineering and Practice looks at the pipe-soil interaction, specific to buckling.

New paper optimizes testing of groundwater for vulnerability

Using the DRASTIC method, an index-based methodology, researchers assessed groundwater contamination to develop a vulnerability map.

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