Topic: Resilience

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Case study: Seismic strengthening a reinforced concrete bridge

A recent case study in the Journal of Composites for Construction outlines the process of inspections and assessments to identify key areas of concern, and steps taken to repair and strengthen the bridge.

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?

Evaluating buried offshore pipes’ potential for buckling

A new paper in the Journal of Pipelines Systems Engineering and Practice looks at the pipe-soil interaction, specific to buckling.

Airports to receive COVID-19 relief grants

The Federal Aviation Administration will distribute $8 billion as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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.

The key to structural safety may be collaborative reporting

Modeled on the British CROSS-UK system, CROSS-US accepts reports from any professionals who work with or have knowledge of structural safety issues.

Evaluating dowel-type connections’ performance in cross-laminated timber

A paper in the "Journal of Structural Engineering" studies the performance of cross-laminated timber dowel-type connections.

NIST will investigate Champlain Towers South collapse

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s technical investigation could lead to building code improvements.

Artificial lake fulfills many roles in a new Houston park

Hines Lake provides the local community with stormwater treatment, flood control protection, recreational facilities, and other benefits.

Engineers help prepare for hurricane season

To protect people and infrastructure from hurricanes, engineers' efforts range from sea walls to sewer systems, with an emphasis on sustainability.