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New Book Uses Case Studies To Focus On Steel Structure Failures
August 16, 2019

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) new publication, Failure Case Studies: Steel Structures provides case studies of failures observed in steel structures between 1970 and 2013. Findings from eight steel structure failure investigations and a valuable collection of references are supplied. Designed to promote learning from failures by disseminating information regarding previous failure cases, each case study is comprised of a summary description of a documented civil engineering failure followed by lessons learned from the failure and references for further study.

Engineering professors and students can use these case studies as the basis for class discussions, a starting point for further research, and a reminder that learning from past failures can avoid similar failures in the future and lead to improved engineering practices.

To purchase online visit the ASCE Bookstore.

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New Book Uses Case Studies To Focus On Steel Structure Failures
August 16, 2019

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) new publication, Failure Case Studies: Steel Structures provides case studies of…

AHRI and ACCA Announce Scholarship Awards
August 16, 2019

Scholarships totaling $62,000 awarded to students studying to become technicians.

Study Finds Field Reversal Took Longer Than Previously Thought
August 15, 2019

Earth’s magnetic field seems steady and true — reliable enough to navigate by.

ACI Launches ‘Exploration Clean’ Game
August 15, 2019

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) has enhanced and expanded its “Exploration Clean” online experience to further help teach middle-school students…

Route 7 Corridor Improvements Underway In Northern Virginia
August 14, 2019

Construction has started on approximately seven miles of improvements along Route 7 in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Technology That Speeds Healing and Prevents Infection Invented
August 14, 2019

Recently, scientists have been exploring tissue engineering to treat wounds and promote better healing.

Paving Tool Kit Assembled
August 13, 2019

The joint Paving Committee of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, has assembled a Paving Tool Kit…

Fan Energy Index Coming To 2019 Edition of ASHRAE/IES 90.1
August 13, 2019

When it is published later this quarter, the 2019 edition of ASHRAE/IES 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, will be the first standard, code…

Researchers Discover An Ancient Survival Strategy Still Used In The Pacific
August 12, 2019

Microorganisms breath arsenic to get energy.

Three New Solar Power Systems Installed at State Facilities
August 12, 2019

New solar power systems will total over one megawatt in size, offsetting up to 26 percent of agency energy needs.

Researchers Develop New Type of Origami
August 9, 2019

New hybrid origami allows for reprogrammable mechanical properties.

DOE Issues Response To Gas Industry Petition
August 9, 2019

Response announces Federal Register pre-publication notice regarding interpretive rule request.

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