The Magazine of the American Society of Civil Engineers
January/February 2021


Florida aeronautical university flies high with new student union

Birds in flight inspired the design of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s new student union.

Response team investigates wildfire damage to buried drinking water infrastructure

A response team led an investigation into the damage sustained to Paradise, California's, buried drinking water infrastructure caused by the November 2018 Camp Fire.

ASCE’s new code of ethics guides civil engineers

ASCE's new code of ethics has an easy-to-interpret hierarchical system and an approach that addresses issues of the day.

Crescent shape marks new airport terminal in New Orleans

The new Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport terminal features a crescent-shaped geometry designed to withstand hurricanes.

Breakwaters aim to halt ongoing erosion at coastal refuge

A new series of breakwaters in southwestern Louisiana features an innovative, lightweight design to overcome the region’s poor soils.

ASCE headquarters debuts a more sustainable parking lot

ASCE walks the walk by building a more sustainable parking lot.
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Trimble gifts technology labs for student use

Trimble has developed a program to donate technology labs kitted out with its hardware and software to universities and institutions across the globe.

History Lesson

The Philadelphia Municipal Water Supply was the first of its kind

Steam engines and wooden pipes helped Philadelphia pioneer large-scale municipal water delivery.

Fast Forward

Manhattan’s St. John’s Park is reimagined for recreational use

Architecture studio Ballman Khapalova has created a park design for the traffic circle that acts as the Holland Tunnel’s terminus in Manhattan.

A Question of Ethics

Part 2 of 2: ASCE’s new code of ethics explained

In the second of two parts, general counsel Tara Hoke discusses how the old and new ASCE Codes of Ethics compare to each other.

The Law

A new twist: Contractor is found liable to a subcontractor under the Spearin doctrine

What happens when a contractor is found liable to a subcontractor under the Spearin doctrine?

Next Step

Paying attention to details pays off

Matthew Hughes, P.E., M.ASCE, is digitizing infrastructure into GIS databases, making sure the data are accurate for utility clients.

Higher Learning

Oregon State University instructor brings statics to life

Kenny G. Martin, an instructor at Oregon State University, infuses his love for statics into his teaching.

Wish I'd Known

Business leader learns employees can work successfully from home

Lee Slade, P.E., M.ASCE, chair of Walter P Moore, explains that there are new ways to 'meet' challenges.

At a Glance

ASCE Report Card legislative wins

What has ASCE’s Infrastructure Report Card accomplished? Plenty.

7 Questions

On-the-ground advice on avoiding burnout during a pandemic

Tommy Faulkner, P.E., LEED AP, answers seven questions and offers advice on how to avoid burnout for yourself and your staff during a pandemic.

President's Note

Students, pay attention

Here are all the benefits students get from becoming and remaining members.

Editor's Note

Civil Engineering magazine takes a fresh approach

Civil Engineering takes a new and fresh approach going forward.