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Engineered Solutions: IKEA Project Sets New Stormwater Management Standard

November 27, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Developers of a new IKEA store in Jacksonville, Fla., wanted to make this project a model of sustainable, forward-thinking design. A big part of this plan was an underground stormwater management system that would be the largest ever installed in the southeastern…

Engineered Solutions: New Bridge in Hawaii Forest Replaces Roadway Prone to Flooding

November 20, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Acrow Bridge designed and provided a permanent bridge to Mocon Construction for vehicle and pedestrian use in the Keahua Arboretum in the Keahua State…

Engineered Solutions: Autodesk InfraWorks: Not Just for “Mega Projects”

October 27, 2017 - in Articles, Featured

Even Pump Stations Get the Blues 3D Visual Presentation Pushes Wastewater Project Forward The retrofit of a wet-well/dry-well pump station into a submersible…

Researchers Develop Earthquake-Resistant Concrete

October 26, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components, Video

A new seismic-resistant, fiber-reinforced concrete developed at the University of British Columbia will see its first real-life application this fall as part of the seismic retrofit of a Vancouver elementary school.

Stormwater Management: D.C.’s Capitol Crossing Project Takes Innovative Approach

October 25, 2017 - in Articles, Featured

Stormwater management is a challenge for most cities, but this is particularly true for highly urbanized areas such as Washington, D.C., where there’s little remaining open space for conventional stormwater management infrastructure such as detention or…

Change Leader Full Interview: Simplify Legal Structure to Get Things Done

October 16, 2017 - in Articles, Interview

Philip K. Howard, chair of Common Good, is a lawyer who is actively involved in shaping public policy. In addition to writing several books during his career, he recently wrote a report, “Two Years, Not Ten Years: Redesigning Infrastructure Approvals,”…

Future Forward Full Interview: Think Long Term for Maximum Value

October 16, 2017 - in Articles, Interview

This page profiles innovative and impactful applied research in civil and structural engineering to spur continuing thought and dialog to create a better industry. These profiles are based on interviews, and the opinions and statements are those of the subject…

Future Forward: Think Long Term for Maximum Value

October 16, 2017 - in Articles, Column, Profile

Dr. John Brown Miller is a global expert on public infrastructure with an eye on efficiency and value. He has a 35-year focus on bringing practical business, legislative and contractual solutions to the world’s burgeoning public infrastructure needs.

Change Leader: Simplify Legal Structures to Get Things Done

October 16, 2017 - in Articles, Column, Profile

Philip K. Howard, chair of not-for-profit Common Good, is a lawyer who is actively involved in shaping public policy. In addition to writing several books during his career, he recently wrote a report, “Two Years, Not Ten Years: Redesigning Infrastructure…

From the Field: M-8.1 Earthquake Strikes Mexico

October 16, 2017 - in Articles, Featured, Showcase

Preliminary Structural Damage Assessed On Sept. 7, 2017, approximately 87 kilometers southwest of Pijijiapan, Mexico, an 8.1-magnitude offshore earthquake struck at a depth of 70 kilometers. At time of this writing, more than 90 deaths have been confirmed,…