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Engineered Solutions: Sustainability in Practice

December 9, 2019 - in Articles, Featured, Showcase

Sponsored by:   What the United States Can Learn From the Dutch In many countries worldwide, infrastructure is a critical topic, and the United States is no exception. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) scrutinizes U.S. infrastructure every…

ReEngineering the Engineer: Not ‘My’ Job? Engineers Don’t Have that Luxury

December 3, 2019 - in Articles, Column

One of our architectural clients approached us with an interesting renovation of an existing building. It was a relatively older building with an existing…

Change Leader: Maintain a Mindset of Continuous Learning

December 3, 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.…

Change Leader Full Interview: Maintain a Mindset of Continuous Learning

December 3, 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. Babak Beheshti is an IEEE senior member and dean of the College of Engineering and Computer…

Code Update: EC-017: The Evaluation Criteria for Field-Applied Fire-Protective Coatings

November 20, 2019 - in Articles, Column

During seven months from 2006 to 2007, three firefighters—in three separate fire-related incidents—died from injuries sustained after falling through the floor on which they were walking. Each tragedy had one thing in common: the floors were constructed…

Brick Sewer Rehabilitation in the Nation’s Capital

November 18, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  The Washington, D.C., sewer system (managed by DC Water) is a mix of pipe systems that includes large-diameter brick structures. Following an alert from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), DC Water’s engineering group carried out a pipe…

We’re Not Bluffing: Erosion Is a Serious Issue

November 11, 2019 - in Articles, Feature

By Matt Welch, CPESC, CESSWI, and Adam Dibble, CPESC, CESSWI The North American Great Lakes account for roughly 21 percent of the planet’s surface freshwater and 84 percent of North America’s surface freshwater. If you haven’t had a chance to look across…

Infrastructure Outlook: Remote Sensing for Distribution Networks Drives Safety, Reliability and New Insights

November 11, 2019 - in Articles, Column

There’s an increasing focus on the reliability and resiliency of the nation’s electric grid; outages have continued to grow in frequency and cost. More than 37 million people were affected by more than 3,500 outage events in 2017, compared to 2009, when…

Supercomputing that Supports Infrastructure

November 4, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Argonne National Laboratories Makes Climate Modeling Practical for Regional Infrastructure Asset Management Argonne National Laboratory, located in Lemont, Ill. (just outside Chicago), has some of the trappings of an outstanding Bond villain lair, including…

Project Management Insights: Project Management or Else

November 4, 2019 - in Articles, Column

A contact of mine was considering an administrative assistant position with an engineering firm this summer and wanted my opinion on the job description. She isn’t an engineer but has served in several marketing and support roles throughout her career. The…