Even if you can't be among the civil engineers descending on Denver for ASCE's flagship event, you can join in the informative sessions and technical tours. Attendees and ASCE News will post on social media all weekend. See the convention program, and follow the hashtag #ASCE18.
How can you satisfy clients who want their projects to withstand potential climate change effects? Watch a discussion among experts at the ASCE Convention's Industry Leaders Forum, Sunday at 4:15 p.m. ET/1:15 p.m. PT, to be streamed live on Facebook. What would you like to know? Comment with questions during the event. Learn more.
Municipalities in Virginia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Maryland are among those that have banned children older than 12 from trick-or-treating, saying it will decrease vandalism. The age restriction in Chesapeake, Va., includes the ability to charge people with a misdemeanor that can land six months in jail and fines.
As self-driving technology advances, the need for maps that include every detail and landmark on a road is increasing. A comprehensive map will allow autonomous cars to focus on changing environmental factors rather than the route, making self-driving vehicles safer to use.
Interactions between light and matter occurring at the nanoscale can finally be revealed with a camera that captures 10 trillion images per second, which is believed to be the fastest in the world. The camera, developed by researchers at Montreal's Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique and Caltech, combines earlier technologies -- compressed ultrafast photography, a femtosecond streak camera and a static camera -- to achieve its speed and provide fresh insights into the near-instantaneous worlds of biology and physics.
Part of leadership is enabling others to carry on for you after you're gone, writes Ken Downer. Training with succession in mind also creates accountability, empowers people to make decisions and gives you time back in your day, he writes.
Hurricane Michael caused an interruption in construction at the Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant and wrought heavy damage to Tyndall Air Force Base. The storm also left more than 1 million customers without power, but Jeffrey Byard of the Federal Emergency Management Agency asserts that the agency's resources aren't strained.
Graham Contracting was awarded a $455 million design-build contract to rebuild and expand a mile of Highway 520 west of Lake Washington, $30 million more than the upper end of the engineer's estimate. The project, which is expected to start in 2019, will entail constructing a landscaped lid over the highway as well as three eastbound lanes.
The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals revoked an Army Corps of Engineers permit for dry cut construction on the Mountain Valley Pipeline, ruling that the Corps must comply with West Virginia's stream-crossing requirement that stipulates continual progress be completed in three days. Should any section of the pipeline need an individual permit, the nationwide permit is not applicable.
Texas Central Partners has hired Renfe and Salini Impregilo to join its team for the planned private bullet train between Dallas and Houston. Renfe will operate it and provide construction and design input, and Salini Impreglio will head up construction.
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