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Historic Washington, D.C., library gets a makeover

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library was transformed into a structure with vibrant multiuse spaces and a renovated rooftop that maximizes city views.

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.

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.

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.

Shanghai office building designed as ‘sustainability machine’

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

Zero-carbon Fusion Demonstration Plant moves forward

Construction will begin later this year on a facility that is intended to demonstrate a new, zero-carbon approach to generating energy from nuclear fusion.

Policy Briefing: House, Senate bills would promote dam safety, hydropower, and river restoration

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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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.

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.

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.

Shanghai office building designed as ‘sustainability machine’

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

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Artificial archipelago will store thermal energy off Helsinki’s coast

Ten 225 m diameter ‘islands’ – four encased in domes to form greenhouses – will store heat in deep, thermally insulated basins that can hold up to 10 million cu m of water.

From the July/August 2021 print issue

Continued learning and setting boundaries are keys to career growth

Kush A. Vashee, P.E., CAPM, ENV SP, LEED Green Assoc., M.ASCE, advises younger engineers to adopt a growth mindset and practice empathy.

Who is responsible when a substituted product causes trouble?

A contractor decided not to use a brand-name product. The consequences were costly.

Michigan covered bridge replaced with nearly identical replica

Destroyed by arson in 2013, the 144-year-old Whites Bridge was replaced recently with a nearly identical replica.

Engineers help prepare for hurricane season

To protect people and infrastructure from hurricanes, engineers' efforts range from sea walls to sewer systems, with an emphasis on sustainability.