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Port of Alaska Makes Major Modern Move

Decade-long Modernization Plan Could Approach Nearly $2 Billion By Thomas Renner When the Port of Alaska opened in 1961, the largest container ships were about 800...

New ASCE Publication Outlines Issues Associated Fire After an Earthquake

Reston, Va. – Earthquake damage can increase the likelihood of fire ignitions as utility lines and interior fire protection systems can be damaged or compromised....

New ASCE Press Book Aids Stakeholders in Understanding Seismic Ground Motion

Reston, Va. –When the ground shakes, as a result of earthquakes, structural inertia prevents buildings from moving in unison with the ground. To extend the...

A Stadium Fit for Super Bowls: Engineering SoFi Stadium

By Luke Carothers Opened in September of 2020, SoFi Stadium is the home of two NFL franchises: the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles...

Simpson Strong-Tie Webinar Series Provides Solutions and Resources for Retrofitting Concrete and Masonry Buildings

Pleasanton, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie, a leader in engineered structural product lines and innovative testing, announced the launch of the Strong Retrofit webinar series designed...
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Foundations for Extremes Part II – WEBINAR

Part I Aired: Thursday, August 19, 2021 2PM CDT Part II: Thursday, August 26, 2021 2PM CDT Watch Part 1 Join CHANCE® for a two-part webinar to learn...

Boots on the Ground, Wings in the Sky

By Luke Carothers In August of 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the United States.  Although landfall in Florida caused damage, the bulk of the...

New ASCE Manual of Practice 144 Provides a Framework to Plan and Design for...

Reston, Va. – Natural disasters such as earthquakes, droughts, floods, and storms, affect a large portion of the world’s population. Infrastructure resilience and sustainability...

Report Identifies Ways Communities Can More Effectively Measure Progress Toward Resilience

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends steps U.S. communities can take to better measure their progress in building resilience to disasters, including measuring resilience around multiple dimensions of a community, and incentivizing the measurement of resilience.

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