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Bridge Rehabilitation and Replacement: Engineers Explain Methods Used on the Seabrook Strauss Bascule Bridge

September 16, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Gregory P. Taravella, P.E., and James W.H. Costigan, E.I. The Seabrook Bridge is a Strauss Heel-Trunnion Bascule Bridge located in New Orleans and owned by the Port of New Orleans. Built in 1923, the through-truss bridge originally carried two railroad…

An Olympian Achievement: Los Angeles Zeroes in on Emissions-Free Bus Fleet

September 6, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

When Los Angeles hosts the Summer Olympic Games in 2028, city officials are hoping its zero-emissions bus fleet will share a bit of the spotlight with…

Code Update: ACI 318-19: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete

September 6, 2019 - in Articles, Column

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) recently published “ACI 318-19 Building Code for Structural Concrete.” ACI 318 includes the requirements for…

Long-Span Composite Floors: Engineered Options for Multi-Story Project Design

September 2, 2019 - in Articles

By Alex Therien, AIA LEED/AP, and Sean Smith, M. Arch, LEED/AP Today’s variety of long-span composite floor systems requires the specifying engineer to understand their differences and how to optimize the unique advantages of the particular chosen system.…

Executive Corner: Do the Valuation Multiples You’re Using Actually Apply to Your Firm?

September 2, 2019 - in Articles, Column

Firm owners often rely on pricing multiples to arrive at a ballpark estimate of their firm value. We regularly hear from them that they generally rely on data points from transactions that either they or their peers at other firms had been part of in the past…

Future Forward: Advancing Artificial Intelligence and Natural-Language Interfaces

September 2, 2019 - in Articles, Profile

These profiles are based on interviews, and the opinions and statements are those of the subject and are not necessarily shared or endorsed by this publication. Shafat Qazi is the CEO and founder of BQE Software. Pain Points in Project Management An engineer…

Future Forward Full Interview: Advancing Artificial Intelligence and Natural-Language Interfaces

September 2, 2019 - in Articles, Interview

These profiles are based on interviews, and the opinions and statements are those of the subject and are not necessarily shared or endorsed by this publication. Shafat Qazi is the CEO and founder of BQE Software. V1 Media: Please provide a brief background…

Stormwater Management System Protects University of Michigan Campus

August 26, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The system protects university buildings from potential floods while benefiting the environment and the city of Ann Arbor. The University of Michigan’s Central Campus is a gathering spot for students and visitors. It’s also a stormwater collection point…

Thoughts From Engineers: When a Deep Tunnel Isn’t Enough: Milwaukee Wrestles with Combined Sewer Overflows

August 23, 2019 - in Articles, Column

The City of Milwaukee was on the cusp of a victory lap. After several expansions to the Deep Tunnel storage system and other significant district-wide improvements to grey and green infrastructure, Milwaukee appeared more prepared than ever for the “mother…

From the Editor: ‘Smart’ Solutions In Every Issue

August 12, 2019 - in Articles, Column

When I started working as a civil engineer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was in its infancy. The EPA began its work in December 1970, but the procedures and policies didn’t really affect our work for a few years. After they were in place, however,…