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Soft Skills: Quick Guide On Writing a Structural Engineer Resume

December 1, 2021 - in Articles, Column

Engineering has become one of the most sought-after fields in the workforce, and the construction industry makes good use of structural engineers and…

Letters from December 2021 Issue

December 1, 2021 - in Articles, Letters

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Transportation Troubleshooting: Solving a Decades-Old Problem: The Commute

November 29, 2021 - in Articles, Column

It’s no secret that commuter travel choices change traffic patterns and times. On-demand service providers such as Uber and Lyft have been very successful at adapting their service offerings and price points to travelers’ needs and preferences. In the…

Executive Corner: How Private Equity Is Quietly Transforming the A/E Industry

November 29, 2021 - in Articles, Column

Whether in nature, design, health or business, lasting and significant changes seldom occur quickly, but often steadily through time. You open your eyes years later to a new paradigm or landscape that has unfolded, which ultimately requires recognition and…

Infrastructure Outlook: ASCE Statement on House Passage of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

November 29, 2021 - in Articles, Column

Editor’s Note: The following statement was made on Nov. 5, 2021, when the infrastructure bill was passed by Congress. ASCE issued a follow-up statement (available on www.informedinfrastructure.com) on Nov. 15, 2021, when the bill was signed into law by President…

Plotting For Growth: Geospatial Technology Boosts Efforts To Rebuild Forests And Reestablish Landscapes

November 29, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  Imagine planting enough new trees to cover a plot of land the size of Switzerland. Now do it again and again, nearly 500 times, until you’ve covered 2 billion hectares. It’s a huge, seemingly overwhelming effort. Yet a Dutch company is using advanced…

Reality Now: Turning Data into Actionable Information

November 29, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Much industry media coverage has been given to the capabilities of current reality capture (recap) tools such as drones, mobile lidar scanners, hand-held SLAM devices and even smartphone-based capture technology. And surely most readers of this publication…

From the Editor: Finally! An Infrastructure Bill Passes!

November 29, 2021 - in Articles, Column

“It always seems impossible until it is done.” That’s the quote from Nelson Mandela the The New York Times chose for its article about the infrastructure bill. As I write this column, the long-awaited infrastructure bill is reality. I’ve been rerouting…

Thoughts From Engineers: Stepping Up Source-Water Protection

November 29, 2021 - in Articles, Column

If a watershed was the subject of a play, this one could fill the house. Set in southwestern Wisconsin in a watershed known as Black Earth Creek, the plot has some interesting elements: a failing landfill; a Class 1 trout stream; development pressure from…