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New ASCE Publication Provides an Overview and Applications for Treating Wastewater using Electro-Coagulation and Electro-Oxidation

May 17, 2022 - in News, Wastewater, Water

Reston, Va. – Electro-coagulation (EC) and electro-oxidation (EO) are based on the principle of introducing an electrical current to induce chemical reactions in the system, causing the destabilization of most pollutants (e.g., suspended particles, bacteria,…

New ASCE Publication Explores Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on Transportation Systems

May 2, 2022 - in News, Transportation

Reston, Va. – Disruptive technology changes the way things are done, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is doing just that, occurring exponentially,…

New ASCE Manual of Practice 151 Offers Guidance for Sustainable Planning and Design of Water Pipelines

April 26, 2022 - in News, Water

Reston, Va. – ASCE’s latest Manual of Practice, Sustainable Design of Pipelines: Guidelines for Achieving Advanced Functionality, MOP 151, is a resource…

New ASCE Manuals of Practice Provide a Quantitative Approach for Assessing Resilience

April 12, 2022 - in News

Reston, Va. – Resilience is defined as the ability to adapt to and recover from disruptive events. For civil engineers, this applies to the design and construction of buildings and lifeline systems to support a community’s social stability, economic vitality,…

New ASCE Publication Applies Renewable Energy Technologies to Existing Water Infrastructure

March 17, 2022 - in News, Renewables, Water

Reston, Va. – Renewable energy sources are sustainable sources of energy that don’t run out, like solar, wind, water, tides, geothermal. Using effective energy policy and rulemaking, the US has successfully started incorporating renewables within statewide…

New ASCE Manual of Practice 150 Provides Guidance on Total Maximum Daily Loads

March 15, 2022 - in News, Water

Reston, Va. – The total maximum daily load (TMDL) is a regulatory term associated with the United States Clean Water Act describing a plan for restoring the quality of impaired waters. ASCE’s newest Manual of Practice, Total Maximum Daily Load Development…

New ASCE Publication Outlines Issues Associated with Fire After an Earthquake

March 4, 2022 - in News

Reston, Va. – Earthquake damage can increase the likelihood of fire ignitions as utility lines and interior fire protection systems can be damaged or compromised. A new report from the American Society of Civil Engineers, Post-Earthquake Fire Assessment…

New ASCE Press Book Aids Stakeholders in Understanding Seismic Ground Motion

March 3, 2022 - in Land Development, News

Reston, Va. –When the ground shakes, as a result of earthquakes, structural inertia prevents buildings from moving in unison with the ground. To extend the life of structures, engineers need to plan for potential ground motions during the design phase. This…

New ASCE Publication Explores the Occurrence and Control of Land Subsidence Due to Fluid Withdrawal

February 4, 2022 - in Land Development, News

Reston, Va. – Caused by fluid withdrawal, land subsidence has been well recognized as one of the major geological hazards by hydrogeologists and engineers. Land subsidence can occur on local and regional scales worldwide and is often discovered only after…

New ASCE Standard 72 Provides Design Guidance for Self-Supporting Structures

February 2, 2022 - in Buildings, News

Reston, Va. – ASCE’s newest standard, Design of Steel Lighting System Support Pole Structures, ASCE/SEI 72--21, provides design parameters applicable to self-supporting structures, with base plates for installation on a concrete pier foundation, or as…