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We Must Invest in Africa’s Engineers to Help Solve the World’s Climate Crisis

By David Thomlinson In March 2019 tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall near the Mozambiquan port city of Beira, ravaging the coastline and inland communities. The...

Best Practices for Designing Large Wastewater Treatment Systems

By Dennis F. Hallahan, PE, Determining the optimum wastewater treatment system design can be complicated particularly in sensitive watershed areas or where fluctuating daily flows...

Living with Water in New Orleans

By Luke Carothers The City of New Orleans in Louisiana is among the most revered cities in the world for its rich history and vibrant,...

Connected Construction: The Next Frontier for Sustainability

By Eric Harris These days it's hard to find a company that isn’t talking about adopting more sustainable practices.  Although it’s become a buzzword, environmental...

4 Trends in Sustainable Site Design

By Mike Makris, P.E. Sustainable site design is a hot topic in the AEC industry. As Civil Engineers, Landscape Architects, and Planners, we are challenged...

Innovatively Tackling Raleigh’s Bold, Ambitious ‘Complete 540’

By Rodger Rochelle Early on, it became apparent that the accelerated delivery of the Complete 540 project in Raleigh, N.C., would require a decidedly different...

Columbus State’s Mitchell Hall Providing Value Beyond Campus Boundaries

Forming a nutritious meal plan and a campus plan are not so different in execution. Both involve understanding context, problems to be solved, and...

Stabilizing Soft Soils at a Dredge Disposal Facility Using 3D Soil Confinement

The Manitowoc Containment Facility is an engineered structure designed to hold materials excavated during dredging activities at the Manitowoc Harbor (Wisconsin). Confined Disposal Facilities...

Calling in the K-9 Unit for Water Loss: Tennessee Home to Nation’s First Private...

By Esme Rye Meet Gauge Rye, the first privately-owned leak detection dog in the United States.   In January of 2020, Seth Rye of Rye...

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