The growing shift to public-private partnerships and design-build is making it more difficult to build beautiful bridges. Engineer Matt Carter writes about a procurement method that can help clients and designers alike prioritize aesthetics.
In recent years, designers and government officials alike have come to appreciate the critical importance of natural systems for urban sustainability. Civil engineer Vincent Lee has been walking across much of New York City to find opportunities to implement green infrastructure.
The simple beauty of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's rippled façade design belies the technical challenge of sculpting 700 unique panels to cover 200,000ft².
The construction of a large tensile structure provides an extremely interesting opportunity for close collaboration between designer, fabricator, and installer. Structural engineer Zak Kostura documented the process for New York's new Fulton Center Sky Reflector-Net.