A 950-ton span of concrete bridge, installed last weekend with accelerated bridge construction at Florida International University, collapsed onto a roadway Thursday, killing at least six people. The National Transportation Safety Board and state and local investigators, including homicide detectives, are investigating the accident, but officials say no cause can be determined until a full investigation is finished.
New York's Second Avenue Subway - Phase 1 is the winner of ASCE's Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award for 2018. The winning project was revealed from a field of five nominees at Thursday evening's OPAL Gala in Arlington, VA. Read about the 2018 OCEA winner and the gala evening.
Which of the 16 all-time greatest ASCE Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks is truly the ultimate landmark? Enter our fun tournament with your first-round bracket. Play ASCE's Landmark Madness.
General Motors plans to invest $100 million to produce its Cruise self-driving car in Michigan. No steering wheel or pedals are anticipated to be in the vehicle's design.
Some home sellers are using security systems and other equipment to glean information about touring home buyers. The trend could accelerate as technology evolves, but some buyers and brokers report discomfort with this practice.
Drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are quickly shaping up as the built industry's can't-live-without, next generation of tools. But not every contractor needs a full in-house team of pilots. With so many UAV solutions out there -- what questions should firms be asking themselves when evaluating the software, hardware and professional services out there? Read more.
The Utah Department of Transportation wants to connect Interstates 15 and 84 with another interstate and plans to begin construction next year on a $275 million project to convert US 89 into a full freeway in Davis and Weber counties. The agency approved an environmental impact statement for the project.
Ports in the United States received 14.54% of a $500 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant allocation from the US Department of Transportation. That amounted to $72.7 million, and the largest grant is a $20 million allocation for the Mid-Atlantic Multi-Modal Transportation Hub in Maryland.
The 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the suspension of construction on the Bayou Bridge pipeline in Louisiana. A lower court had ordered that construction be halted until several environmental lawsuits were decided, but the court of appeals decided the lower court overstepped its authority.
A rail expansion in Charlotte, N.C. has been completed, and the agency behind the project, the Charlotte Area Transit System, said it wants to spend between $5 billion and $7 billion to expand the rail line farther. A streetcar project also is being proposed for the city, but no funding sources have been decided.
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