Technical Notes

July 21, 2016

Do you and your colleagues accurately understand and use the code provisions that apply to your structural engineering projects? This particular exercise asks you to look at drawings to determine the minimum design live load or…Read More >>

July 11, 2016

ASCE will debut a journal next year that will fill a void in covering “the scientific and engineering issues of pavement engineering … specifically with the pavement infrastructure,” said Dallas Little Jr., editor of the…Read More >>

December 10, 2015

Apple, Google, Tesla, and Uber are racing to bring self-driving vehicles to market. According to the Gartner Group, there will be 250 million connected vehicles on the road by 2020. In this ASCE Interchange, the…Read More >>

September 1, 2015

One of ASCE’s most referenced standards is getting an update, and civil engineers are invited to contribute. ASCE 7 outlines the minimum design loads for buildings and other structures. After updates in 1999, 2002, 2005,…Read More >>

August 28, 2015

What is a resilient community? A resilient community is prepared to prevent or minimize the loss or damage to life, property and the environment when faced with a natural disaster, such as a flood, hurricane…Read More >>

April 16, 2015

New Standard Measure for Structural Integrity Created by Innovative Engineering Heat, concrete, and civil engineering – hardly strangers, but not exactly the best of friends. ASCE’s 2015 Charles J. Pankow Award for Innovation winner, the…Read More >>

March 5, 2015

As part of its Employment and Training Administration’s Industry Competency Initiative, the U.S. Department of Labor is developing an engineering competency model that will join numerous other industry models in the USDOL’s effort to promote…Read More >>

February 19, 2015

ASCE is seeking members to serve on the 5 Technical Committees under the newly formed Infrastructure Resilience Division (IRD). The IRD’s charge is to develop a common approach toward advancing the concepts of resilience in…Read More >>

January 13, 2015

ASCE is seeking members to serve on a committee to develop standards for blast resistance design and construction of new and existing structures. The committee that will undertake this task is being reconstituted, with the…Read More >>

October 7, 2014

During the summer, I had the privilege of being the only non-Chinese attendee at a meeting in which the Chinese Ministry of Transportation gave final approval to a first-of-its-kind national design code for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems for large-span highway bridges.