Login to read the digital edition of the Civil Engineering Magazine.
In Every Issue:
ASCE members receive the full print edition plus online enhancements.
magazine on your smart device: download our apps.
By CATHERINE A. CARDNO, PH.D.
Bridge instrumentation, digital twins, and automated design--among other tech-focused trends--are helping create "smart" bridges that will better serve the public for years to come.
By JAY LANDERS
In accordance with the requirements of the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, U.S. drinking water providers must complete risk and resilience assessments and emergency response plans. Large water utilities had to complete their assessments earlier this year, offering valuable lessons to their smaller counterparts as they seek to prepare their own.
By KELLY A. GUILD, P.E., M.ASCE, POOYA AZAR, AND JOHN MICHELS, P.E.
At one of Northern Virginia's most complex and notoriously congested intersections, the superstructure of a critical highway overpass was demolished, removed, and replaced in a single weekend. The design's accelerated bridge construction techniques included three composite units that were prefabricated off-site and a customized very early strength latex concrete mix for the deck closure that provided the cure time, strength, and durability necessary to get the job done on time.
by Tara Hoke
A public agency in a midsized central U.S. city seeks a consulting engineer to manage the repair and restoration of facilities damaged by recent flooding in the region. While the local laws for emergency contracting allow the agency to waive its usual competitive bidding requirements, the agency nevertheless calls for interested firms to submit information about their qualifications and capacity to undertake the work.
A Question of Ethics
by T.R. Witcher
The 19th Century has been called the "great sanitary awakening," an era during which cities became more aware of the importance of sanitation and hygiene in combating the transmission of diseases such as cholera.
More History and Heritage
Browse the archives