Topic: Projects

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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.

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.

5 things you didn’t know about the Pennsylvania Turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike was designated an ASCE landmark in 1988.

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.

What can civil engineers do to prevent another Flint water crisis elsewhere?

So, in the aftermath of the Flint water crisis, what lessons have civil engineers learned?

Construction begins on 2 mi long combined sewer overflow tunnel in Alexandria, Virginia

The RiverRenew project in Alexandria, Virginia, includes a 2 mi long tunnel, multiple deep shafts, two large pumping stations, and the significant expansion of an interceptor sewer.

What is the best way to integrate community needs and civil rights into an infrastructure project?

The recent reconsideration of a major interstate expansion project in Texas has reignited conversation around the ways civil rights and community needs intersect with infrastructure.

Pittsburgh draws inspiration for its “right-sized” airport

The indoor-outdoor design of the airport takes its cues from two distinct features of Pittsburgh: one cultural and one topographical.

FHWA invokes Civil Rights Act to suspend Houston interstate expansion

A massive infrastructure project planned for Houston is in limbo while the Federal Highway Administration investigates potential Civil Rights Act violations. The outcome could have implications for future projects.