Engineering a Better World

By MMS Consultants | Stories about innovative and exciting ways that civil engineering is helping to make the world more sustainable and livable.

Engineers give America's infrastructure a near failing grade

America's infrastructure is close to failing.<p>That's the assessment of the American Society of Civil Engineers, which released its 2017 …

Oroville Dam

This Speedy Robot Scans Tunnels for Cracks Far Better Than Humans Can

A European consortium has developed a robot that can scan tunnel walls for tell-tale signs of impending trouble.<p>Called Robinspect (a bit of a …

World’s Highest Bridge Now Open For Business

Civil engineering's latest world wonder.<p>Visual China Group/Getty<p>Max PrinceView Max Prince's Articles<p>twitter.com/@themaxprince<p>The Beipanjiang Bridge …

Building smarter cities

Smart cities occur where new data technologies intersect with old urban challengesSmart cities occur where new data technologies intersect with old …

Smart Cities

Inspiration for next generation of female engineers

Ana Aritonovska, <b>E</b>’16, discovered that civil engineering was the career for her during a 2014 co-op at Granite Construction. Her job involved …

5 Issues Dominating the Civil Engineering Profession

As an engineer, you are always tackling new challenges. It is important for you to stay informed on issues affecting your profession, so you can be …

U.S. Geological Survey

‘I studied civil engineering because it’s real’

Caroline Livesey was first drawn to army engineering because 'it’s not all about money' – but it led to a host of bigger opportunities.<p><i>Caroline Livesey, 37, is a former military engineer and a professional Ironman athlete. She read engineering at the University of Leeds and Cranfield University and</i> …

Engineering

The Quiet Work of a Civil Engineer

Eileen Velez-Vega, who specializes in projects for airports, talks about being a woman in a male-dominated field.<p>Civil engineering is often called the oldest engineering discipline, as humans have been building roads, bridges, and water ducts for thousands of years. These kinds of infrastructure …

Puerto Rico