September 1, 2015

August marked the birth month of Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves, who supervised construction of the Pentagon and directed the Manhattan Project’s development of the atomic bomb during World War...
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July 21, 2015

July marks the anniversary of the birth of Rube Goldberg, American cartoonist, inventor, sculptor, and civil engineer, best known for his drawings depicting complex gadgets and machines that satirize...
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July 8, 2015

A rarely told story of modern suspension bridges involves the unbuilt projects that preceded the structures we know so well today. Richard Scott, author of In the Wake of Tacoma: Suspension Bridges...
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July 1, 2015

June marks the month when construction began on the Cape Cod Canal in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. The idea of constructing a canal to eliminate the costly and dangerous sea trip around the...
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July 1, 2015

Few countries exist in which humans have exerted a greater influence in shaping the landscape than the Netherlands. Winner of the 2008 ASCE Civil Engineering History and Heritage Award, Robert J....
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May 29, 2015

May marks the anniversary month of the opening of the Empire State Building, the New York City icon that revolutionized the construction of tall buildings. Construction of the 102-story edifice began...
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May 1, 2015

April marks the birth of American civil engineer John Frank Stevens, a pioneer responsible for the construction of several key Western U.S. railroads and the building of the Panama Canal. Born...
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February 19, 2015

February marks the 275th anniversary of the earliest known record of when the Espada Acequia (ah-SAY-key-uh) began operations in what is now San Antonio, Texas. Built to supply irrigation to the...
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January 29, 2015

January marks the anniversary of the birth of American civil engineer Gouverneur K. Warren.  A prominent surveyor and mapper of our nation’s western territories and a heroic Union Army general...
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January 8, 2015

Considered an engineering marvel, the Arroyo Seco Parkway reduced travel time between Pasadena and Los Angeles from 27 to 12 minutes....
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