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Running deflection testing in tandem optimized an airport runway assessment

Airport officials at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport coupled two types of deflection tests to assess the condition of one of its runways.

University of California, San Diego shake table to be upgraded

The world’s largest high-performance outdoor shake table, a backbone of seismic studies, will be upgraded to move in six directions by October.

Drift sculpture elegantly marries structural engineering, art

The sculpture was designed, engineered, fabricated, and painted in the United Kingdom and then shipped to Texas for installation by a local team.

Slideshow: Underwater sculpture park designed for Miami Beach

Dubbed the ReefLine, the 7 mi offshore public park will also function as an artificial reef to preserve and protect marine life and bolster coastal resilience.

European museum will boast sculptural spiral stairway, observation deck

Work on the FENIX Museum of Migration in Rotterdam, Netherlands, has begun.

Swiss Alps resort plans upgraded mountaintop station, new cable car

The Titlis resort area in Switzerland has big plans, including a new, larger mountaintop station, a repurposed telecommunications tower with new levels for public use, and a second cable car.

Slideshow: China’s Imperial Kiln ruins inspire museum design

A new museum built using ancient design principles and a mixture of old and new brick highlights Imperial Kiln ruins in Jingdezhen, China.

Slideshow: Lessons learned from the Beirut port explosion

Get an up-close look at the types of building damage identified by engineers after an Aug. 4, 2020, explosion rocked Beirut, killing nearly 200 people and causing $10 to $15 billion in damage.

Engineers help New York buildings prepare for hurricane season

In the years since Hurricane Sandy brought flooding to New York, the city has been working to prepare its buildings for the next natural disaster.

Original ASCE 7 Chair, Former Ammann & Whitney CEO Cohen Dies at 96

ASCE Distinguished Member Edward Cohen, who oversaw the creation of ASCE 7 and shared in ASCE’s 1987 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award for restoration of the Statue of Liberty, has died at 96. Cohen, P.E., NAE, Dist.M.ASCE, was CEO of Ammann & Whitney in New York City from 1977 through 1996, where he spent the majority of his career, rising from associate engineer starting in...