Noel Pratt

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March 5, 2019

On Jan. 15, 2017, a 100-year-old “visual wound” was healed on a vacant lot in Chicago’s burgeoning West Loop. Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), in collaboration with the design team, had...
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February 25, 2019

Last year “The Highway of Death” came to its own end. Today in Greece, after a decade of Herculean efforts, a motorway with no such epithet traverses the highly seismic northern coastline of the...
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February 19, 2019

Everything purposeful about the new United States Courthouse is right there in its shape. Resembling a floating, translucent cube, it might give the statement “see you in court” a whole new...
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February 11, 2019

What if you could build a bridge that could not just stand up to an earthquake but flex back into shape after the shaking stopped? That’s the promise of a new bridge in Seattle, Washington,...
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February 6, 2019

ASCE has honored Barbara Ellen Spang Minsker, Ph.D., M.ASCE, with the 2019 Margaret S. Petersen Award for her technical accomplishments, leadership, and commitment to mentoring women pursuing...
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February 4, 2019

Below everything in Columbus, Ohio, there is the tunnel. Beneath buildings, bridges, interstate highways, railroads, and even below the Scioto River. And it is making a huge difference. The new...
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January 28, 2019

Todd Semonite, P.E., M.ASCE, Lieutenant General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has been honored by ASCE as the 2019 Outstanding Projects And Leaders award-winner in government. The ASCE OPAL...
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January 23, 2019

Ron Klemencic, P.E., S.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, chairman and CEO of Magnusson Klemencic Associates and one of the most talented, accomplished, and pioneering civil engineers of our time, has been honored...
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January 14, 2019

Ewa Z. Bauer-Furbush, P.E., M.ASCE, NAC, chief engineer of Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, has been honored by ASCE as the 2019 Outstanding Projects And Leaders award-winner...
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January 7, 2019

Paul D. Kovacs, P.E., M.ASCE, chief engineering officer for the Illinois Tollway as well as it and the Engineering department’s representative to all federal, state, and local governments,...
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