Designed by AECOM and Hugh Broughton Architects, the Halley VI Antarctic Research Station, launched in February 2013, is the first fully relocatable arctic research station in the world. The futuristic, $43 million state-of-the-art research facility is segmented into 8 modules, each sitting atop ski-fitted, hydraulic legs designed to cope with rising snow.
Echo Park Lake has been part of the history of the City of Los Angeles for more than 150 years. However, over time it had become a collection point for pollution and was impaired by algae and other contaminants like ammonia, copper, lead, polychlorinated biphenyls, eutrophic conditions, odor, and trash.
Dubbed the “oldest bottleneck in U.S. history” by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Colton Crossing which was built in 1883 is an “at grade” rail-to-rail intersection situated in Colton, California, hosting an average of 125 crossings daily, making it one of the nation’s busiest and most congested railroad crossings in the U.S.
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 67 new members and 12 foreign members, bringing the total U.S. membership to 2,263 and the number of foreign members to 221. Election to the National Academy…Read More >>
As part of ASCE’s Global Strategy, President Robert Stevens and I will be traveling to India and the United Arab Emirates later this month to further develop our overall international activities and relationships. As I am sure…Read More >>
Professional licensure remains a significant focus of the Society, and the ASCE Board of Direction has recently undertaken a number of actions that it believes will further strengthen the licensure process. For example, at its…Read More >>
The following Society members, researchers, and journalists have been honored as recipients of ASCE awards for their dedicated service to the civil engineering profession: Michael J. Adelman; Monroe L. Weber-Shirk, Ph.D., Aff.M.ASCE; Jeffrey C. Will;…Read More >>
The critical infrastructure systems that are the mainstay of our nation’s economy, security, and health are interdependent – for example, the water supply system of a community is dependent on the pumping stations and they, in…Read More >>
For their historical significance, special uniqueness in design and construction, and technical characteristics, ASCE’s Board of Direction has designated the Bonnet Carré Spillway in St. Charles Parrish, Louisiana, as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, and…Read More >>
Nearly 10 years ago, the Port of Long Beach (California) instituted its Green Port Policy, which directs the port to integrate sustainable practices into port development and operations by actively promoting an organizational culture of…Read More >>