A heat wave that pushed California’s power grid to the limit, and the water system failure in Jackson, Mississippi, are just two examples.
What will the US$1.2 trillion infrastructure bill pay for? Here are some of the things it will help build, fix or remove.
The government uses a process called public procurement. A professor of public policy explains how the process works and how it is increasingly used to achieve social goals.
Alaska is warming faster than any other U.S. state, and that’s causing problems, a team of bridge engineers and social scientists explains. The infrastructure bill in Congress would offer some help.
Bats roost under bridges and culverts across North America, so highway departments have to check for them before repairing bridges. A new AI tool makes those inspections faster and more accurate.
With adaptive design, infrastructure is ready to be expanded in the future. It’s working for the Dutch.
Canada needs to reform budgeting and reporting methods to recognize the true underlying nature and value of expenditures on social infrastructure.
Floating bridges and submerged tunnels could be used to cross the Irish Sea.
Bridges were often built for pedestrians and small, old cars – not heavy modern traffic and climate-linked flooding.
Patching concrete sidewalks, roads and bridges after every season of snow and ice is expensive. A team of engineers is now testing a new approach harnessing bacteria to patch the potholes and cracks.
Infrastructure systems – roads, water treatment systems, power grid – can’t be built the same ways as in the past. What’s a better roadmap for the future?
At 90 years old, the Tyne Bridge shows how a practical piece of infrastructure can become an integral part of a city’s culture and identity.
Australian bridges are generally safe, but we don’t have transparent information about how often they’re inspected or maintained.
Bridge engineering does not end when construction finishes and traffic starts to flow.
We’d need some major innovation to bridge the Channel without disrupting shipping.
Congressional inability to devise a health care plan for the US is not the only impediment to good health care. Contaminated water pipes and old bridges are also roadblocks.
It’s been 80 years since this beloved landmark opened to San Francisco traffic. In the interim, technology has advanced – is there a better way to span this strait?
Old and degraded infrastructure costs the United States money and puts lives at risk. A civil engineer describes some innovative ways to measure risks and prioritize repairs.
In a busy city like London, green space is a valuable commodity.
Instead of trying to maintain our usual routines in the face of huge disruptions, we should use them as a welcome opportunity to mix things up.