Engineers at the FREEDM Systems Center at North Carolina State University are developing solid-state transformers that promise to make the electrical grid more reliable and facilitate renewable energy such as wind and solar
Old dams are being taken down around the country for environmental and safety reasons. In Massachusetts, the story of the Upper Roberts Meadow Reservoir Dam removal project shows the complexities involved and the opportunities for engineers.
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Nearing its 30th anniversary, STEM finds itself converging with educational technology such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and extended reality.
Stantec to provide design and engineering services for Alberta’s first temporary COVID-19 treatment center
Engineering firm Stantec, along with fellow Alberta-based companies Sprung Structures and CANA Construction, has been selected by Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Government of Alberta to design and construct Alberta’s first temporary COVID-19 treatment center
The Chicago-based Structural Engineering Foundation has announced a new annual scholarship in honor of structural engineer Fred Haas, made possible by a generous donation from the Associated Steel Erectors
A proposed ASTM International standard will provide guidance for using geocells in roadway projects. The open-celled geosynthetics help hold soils and rocks in place and are commonly used in road construction, earth retention, and other construction projects.
Cleveland Vibrator Company has released a white paper entitled “Selecting the Right Vibratory Feeder for Industrial Applications.” This presents guidelines to help manufacturing professionals select and maintain the proper vibratory feeder for their application.
The Plastics Pipe Institute has announced that Patrick Vibien, P.Eng., has been appointed technical director of the association and will also assume the position of director of engineering for the Power and Communications Division and director of education.
The American Society of Civil Engineers and its Environmental & Water Resources Institute, the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance, and the Water Environment Federation have announced that stormwater infrastructure will be included in the ASCE 2021 Infrastructure Report Card
The Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is updating the 2016 edition of ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures approach to wind design
ASME has launched its first standard for medical devices, as the new V&V 40 standard assesses the credibility of computational modeling through verification and validation with application to devices including endovascular and orthopedic devices, heart valves, and stents.
Site work begins on Everglades Agricultural Area Storage Reservoir Project with Brown and Caldwell providing engineering
Designed to reduce harmful discharges to estuaries and send clean water to the Southern Everglades and Florida Bay, the project includes canals, stormwater treatment areas, and a storage reservoir.
In his senior-level role with ColeBreit, a full-range mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design and engineering firm in Oregon, Caron will help expand the team’s portfolio with larger, more diverse engineering projects.
Denmark-based Semco Maritime and ISC Consulting Engineers, along with WSP USA, have announced a partnership that will combine Semco Maritime and ISC’s offshore wind farm and substation engineering and construction experience with WSP’s expertise in U.S. offshore wind permitting and engineering.
Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, the subsurface engineering firm in New York City, announces the promotion of five engineers on its staff.
Modjeski and Masters has been selected as the engineer of record for the design of the vertical lift span on the I Street Bridge in Sacramento, California.
The Southwestern Parkway Combined Sewer Overflow Basin project received the Best in Engineering Design Award and a National Award of Excellence from the Design-Build Institute of America
3 Phase Associates of Chattanooga, TN, has partnered with Tri-State Electrical Contractors to perform several turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction projects for multiple manufacturing, industrial, and large commercial facilities.
Inc. magazine recently revealed that RGD Consulting Engineers ranks number 2648 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
Baxter & Woodman Consulting Engineers has opened a new Naperville, Illinois office to better serve the needs of the firm’s growing client base
Now that the University in Fairfield, Connecticut has officially opened the IDEA (Innovate|Design|Engineer|Apply) Lab at its West Campus, students have 11,000 square feet of space to exercise their creativity, explore their ideas, and develop new concepts.
Interview with North Carolina State University industrial engineering professor on COVID-19 healthcare impacts
Dr. Julie Swann works in the area of mathematical modeling to enable supply chain systems and health care to become more efficient, effective, or equitable.
Deciding how to spend the summer is often a struggle for college students with seemingly endless opportunities. Taylor McCarthy, a junior chemical engineering student at the University of Dayton, could not be happier after choosing the school’s Integrative Science and Engineering Center’s Summer CoRPs Program.
Webb Institute, an engineering college specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering, has unveiled its new Couch Academic Center. The state-of-the-art facility houses all academic functions and maximizes student and faculty collaboration.
Dallas entrepreneur and educator Bobby Lyle has designated $10 million to power a new strategic vision for the Lyle School of Engineering at SMU
Researchers have created a silicon carbide photonic integrated chip that can be thermally tuned by applying an electric signal. The approach could be used to create reconfigurable devices such as phase-shifters and tunable optical couplers for networking applications and quantum information processing.
Alexis Abramson, a mechanical engineer and leader in sustainable energy technology, has taken over as dean of Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College
Dr. Heng Pan, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has received a boost from the National Science Foundation to support his efforts to create large-scale nanostructures from small nanocrystals
The University of Florida came out on top at the 32nd Annual American Society of Civil Engineers National Concrete Canoe Competition. The school’s team of engineering students and their canoe, Free Floatin’, competed against 23 other teams over three days to win America’s Cup of Civil Engineering.
LEED strategies promote higher quality of life for Westminster, Colorado as an apartment community advances access to healthy homes
As the top state in 2019 for LEED-certified green building, Colorado has a strong commitment to the sustainability and health of its communities. In working to advance green building for its state, USGBC Colorado celebrates the people, firms, and projects leading the way in achieving these goals.
To combat climate change and jumpstart the economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act will create the Office of Renewable Energy Siting to streamline the process for siting of large-scale renewable energy projects.
Vector Structural Engineers recently set up its 100,000th project on behalf of a client in the solar installation field. The company has quickly become an international player in the solar energy industry.
The U.S. Green Building Council’s Indiana branch has announced the 2019 winners of its Mindy Hanni Service Award, which recognizes outstanding service in the field of environmental design and construction.
The Swedish Steel Prize recognizes the good engineering, cooperation, and steel innovations that lead to a better and more sustainable world. Roofit.solar, a company from Estonia that combines solar panels with steel roofing, was one of the four finalists for this year’s prize.
Energport is installing a 72MW/72MWH lithium ion battery energy storage system for a major global independent power producer to complement onsite renewable energy generation
The plan for cutting greenhouse gas emissions states that buildings larger than 25,000 square feet must reduce their emissions by 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050.
A computer engineer who deals in managing solid waste tells how architects, engineers, and construction companies are becoming more proactive about building sustainable structures.
Environmental, labor, and community groups recently celebrated the New Mexico Legislature’s passage of the landmark Energy Transition Act (ETA), a measure that will boost renewable energy production, create jobs, reduce carbon pollution, and diversify the economy in coal-impacted areas.