Thanks to the use of sensors, cameras, connected devices, and other data-gathering technology, the streets and their surrounding infrastructure can collect valuable information to help city leaders, urban planners, transportation department officials, and various types of engineers provide myriad benefits to the public.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill. Our healthcare systems, businesses and daily lives have seen drastic changes. This global health crisis has only further highlighted our need for resilient infrastructure that keeps us safe, eliminates barriers to opportunity and boosts the economy. Our nation’s roadways, water systems and national security are essential to these goals.
Moving forward, civil engineers have the task...
Imagine the future.
Don’t just think of it, really immerse yourself in the possibilities. What does this future world look like? What does it sound like? And how did society get there?
Now bring yourself back to the present.
With smart cities on the rise, that world you imagined may not be as far off as you think. Civil engineers are some of the most forward-thinking minds...
ASCE has honored Constantine Samaras, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, with the 2020 Harland Bartholomew Award for contributions to urban infrastructure resiliency design and alternative fueled, automated and connect vehicle planning.
Samaras has made substantive contributions to three areas of critical importance for urban planning and development in the civil engineering domain:
Systems and infrastructure impacts of the transition to autonomous vehicles.
Transition to low-carbon energy systems.
Yinhai Wang, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, a professor of transportation engineering in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and an adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Washington, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Wang is also the founding director of the UW Smart Transportation Applications and Research Laboratory (STAR Lab) and has...