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Final Thoughts: The Joy of Witnessing Engineering’s Evolution

October 13, 2016 - in Column

I consider myself lucky to have begun my career when I did, seeing firsthand so many dramatic changes in engineering. Let’s take a quick look back at how different things were in 1971, when I started, and how the work environment has changed during the 45…

GRAVITY: It Just Works—Massive Concrete Blocks Resolve Detention-Basin Challenges

October 13, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Angus W. Stocking, L.S. Houston’s Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 17 is clumsily named, but its mission is admirably clear: per the organization’s…

Executive Corner: Does the Valuation of Your Company’s Stock Reflect ALL its Risk?

October 13, 2016 - in Column

Whether a business valuation is done for purposes of transferring ownership internally from one employee to another, or for meeting the regulatory requirements…

Engineered Solutions: Tricky Feedmill Site Requires Stormwater Conveyance System

October 10, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Bart Hartsfeld and Chris M. Ross, P.E. After acquiring Durbin Farms, Mar-Jac Poultry Alabama LLC planned a major expansion to build a new $25 million feedmill in Franklin County, Ala., that would efficiently provide feed to poultry growers in the region. Unfortunately,…

Engineer Spotlight: The Unhappy State of U.S. Bridges and Highways

October 10, 2016 - in Articles, Column

An interesting article ran in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering in 2008: “A Tale of Two Bridges: Dangerous and Still Standing.” Robert W. Clark, P.E., authored the piece about two well-used…

July – August 2016 Table of Contents

October 3, 2016 - in Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS   ARTICLES The Village at Westfield Topanga: Strict Runoff Regulations Require Creative Solution By Mark Scacco, P.E.   Red Rocks Revealed: High-Resolution Drone-Collected Model Aids Understanding   By Matt Ball Creating…

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May – June 2016 Table of Contents

May 31, 2016 - in Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS   ARTICLES Overcoming Constraints for an Important Connection By Matt Ball The Climate Response—Government Leaders Take Action, Evaluate Vulnerabilities Due to Climate Change By Nathalie Beauvais, Robert Brandon and Indrani Ghosh Don’t…

March – April 2016 Table of Contents

April 3, 2016 - in Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS   ARTICLES The Tower of Power: Strong Steel Overcomes Constraints at a Tight Site By Mark Scacco, PE Aerial Infrastructure Insight: Using Unmanned Aircraft for Land Development and Bridge Inspection Creating a Spatially Enabled College…

January – February 2016 Table of Contents

February 9, 2016 - in Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS   ARTICLES Miami’s Stunning New Shark Tank By Matt Ball Wetlands Worth their Weight By Matteo Luccio 2016 Infrastructure Industry Outlook COLUMNS Oversite: Reaching into the Future By Matt Ball Managing the Model:Why Do A/E Firms…

Specification Section: AEC Software

AEC Software Although sometimes slow to adopt cutting-edge software technology, AEC firms are starting to fully embrace building information modeling (BIM), reality capture and other critical AEC software. These tools make engineers’ jobs easier to perform…