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New bridge boosts capacity from Port of Long Beach

More goods can move faster across – and under – a cable-stayed bridge at one of the nation’s busiest ports.

Will recent congestion at seaports affect long-term design?

The COVID-19 pandemic was a black swan event that led to a surge of imports. While it is enough of an anomaly to not majorly rejigger port design, experts are planning for long-term overhauls.

ASCE’s 2021 report card marks the nation’s infrastructure progress

The nation’s infrastructure received an overall cumulative grade of C-, according to ASCE’s recently released 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.

Construction to begin on Houston Ship Channel Expansion later this year

Authorized by Congress in December, the Houston Ship Channel Expansion received another boost in January with the award of the first round of federal funding for construction of the project.

Policy Briefing: Coronavirus Relief Bill Provides Billions for Infrastructure

LOOKING TO BOOST the sagging fortunes of three U.S. infrastructure sectors hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress and the Trump administration provided billions in new federal funding for transit, passenger rail, and airports as part of legislation finalized in late March to offer economic relief in the wake of the pandemic. Signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 27, the $2-trillion...

West Vancouver Freight Access Project Named as OCEA Honor Award Recipient

The West Vancouver Freight Access project helped solve three problems at once in the Port of Vancouver. The project made it possible that unit train capabilities can remain competitive with other West Coast ports; rail access to the Port is granted by eliminating the at-grade crossing of two tracks; and overall rail operations within the port are strengthened. The West Vancouver Freight Access Project, in Vancouver,...

Schmeltz Named Distinguished Member

Edward J. Schmeltz, P.E., D.CE, D.OE, D.PE, D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, an exceptional change agent and champion for the construction industry and profession, has been honored by ASCE with inclusion in its 2019 class of Distinguished Members for his exemplary 45-year career as a planner and designer of ports, harbors, coastal structures, and other marine facilities. Schmeltz’s work on some of the world’s largest and most iconic...

Port and Harbor Expert Earns Distinguished Member Status

Stephen A. Curtis, P.E., D.PE, Dist.M.ASCE, whose career as a practitioner of civil engineering spans 39 years, has been honored as part of ASCE’s 2017 class of Distinguished Members for his prominent contributions to port and harbor engineering and for advancing the profession through leadership of conferences, forensic investigations, and dissemination of those results to the port community. Curtis exemplifies what all engineers strive to...