The team behind the Charles Pankow Award for Innovation winning design methodology. Photo by David Hathcox for ASCE
March 25, 2016

When the Seismic Design Methodology for Precast Concrete Diaphragms was announced as the winner of the 2016 Charles Pankow Award for Innovation at ASCE’s OPAL Awards Gala, the stage filled with...
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ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith and ASCE President Mark Woodson present Mike Lindblom with the 2016 ASCE Excellence in Journalism. Photo by David Hathcox for ASCE
March 24, 2016

There’s a long-held belief in the world of newspapers – write at a grade-school level. The thought, of course, is that if an elementary school student can understand your article, so too can the...
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Kornel Kerenyi, Ph.D., M.ASCE, speaks after receiving the Henry L. Michel Award at the 2016 OPAL Awards Gala. Photo by David Hathcox for ASCE
March 24, 2016

The researching world looks a lot different now than it did when Kornel Kerenyi was in school. And that’s just fine with him. “I went to high school in the early ’70s. We still used the...
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ASCE members enjoy the OPAL Awards Gala. Photo by David Hathcox for ASCE.
March 18, 2016

The awards went to individuals, but the honor seemed to go to something bigger, something shared. The 2016 ASCE Outstanding Projects And Leaders Awards Gala showcased the best of civil...
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DragonBridge2016OCEA
March 18, 2016

In the end, the fire-breathing dragon could not be denied. Vietnam's Dragon Bridge, owned by the Da Nang Department of Transportation, and designed by Louis Berger and Ammann & Whitney, was...
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Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River. Photo courtesy Cathy Morrison, Missouri Department of Transportation.
March 11, 2016

When a new bridge connects two different states, building a sense of community and ownership around the project is about as important as the engineering details themselves. The Stan Musial...
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The I-25/Paseo del Norte Interchange in Albuquerque, NM. Photo courtesy Bohannan Huston Inc.
March 11, 2016

The residents of Albuquerque, NM, have long associated the roads near the Interstate 25/Paseo del Norte Interchange with traffic delays and lost time. So it must be some kind of happy irony that...
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The Dragon Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam. Photo courtesy Louis Berger
March 11, 2016

Louis Berger and Ammann & Whitney put together the winning design for a new bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam, with higher ambitions than simply crossing a river. They sought to give the region an...
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The Lake Mead Intake No. 3 Shafts and Tunnel Project.
March 11, 2016

It isn’t quite the “journey to the center of the Earth” envisioned by Jules Verne, but it’s not far off. The Lake Mead Intake No. 3 Shafts and Tunnel Project, in Boulder City, NV, is the...
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Seismic Upgrade of Bay Division Pipeline Nos. 3 and 4 at Hayward Fault, Fremont, CA.
March 11, 2016

As civil engineering heightens its emphasis on resiliency, the seismic upgrade of Bay Division Pipelines Nos. 3 and 4 at Hayward Fault in Fremont, CA, is an ideal example of how to do...
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