We see bridges, buildings and highways on a daily basis, but have you ever wondered how these structures are designed and built? These civil engineering articles help explain this very question.
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Saudi Arabia's proposal to build a 106-mile-long, self-sufficient, road- and car-free, one-building city would make it the first of its kind in the world.
It's been some 15 years in the making and is still under construction. What's the real story behind the Jeddah Tower's delay?
By Dave Roos
Drinking fountains have faced a challenge from bottled water, but they seem to be making a comeback. By the way, we throw away over 60 million PET water bottles every day in the U.S. alone.
Smart traffic lights monitor traffic and continuously adjust their timing to improve flow, and can even help disabled or elderly pedestrians navigate crosswalks. Could they be a solution to the problems of traffic stress and road rage?
The Senate just crossed a hurdle to get a bipartisan infrastructure bill signed. It could pay for new roads, bridges and other installations that a country needs to function. But why is infrastructure so notoriously hard to fund in America anyway?
The designer of New York's Central Park believed that public parks were 'democratic spaces' belonging to all citizens, and aren't we glad he did?
By Wendy Bowman
PROTEUS, the underwater research station and habitat, is being designed to address medical discoveries, food sustainability and the impact of climate change. Plus, it's really cool looking.
Back in the 1930s, folks realized they needed a better way to cross the Golden Gate Strait between San Francisco and the Marin Headlands than by boat. Over eighty years later, the Golden Gate Bridge is the city's most prominent landmark.
The name bestowed on a road depends on its size and function. And it's not just up to your neighborhood's developer either.
Bordeaux's famed and beautiful reflecting pool will have you snapping photographs and feeling like you're walking on water.
The Japanese inventor's textured ground surface indicators to assist pedestrians at traffic crossings.
These days, you can do a lot more at a transit hub than simply catch a train or a bus.
Defensive design is becoming increasingly important in cities around the world.
You might be surprised to learn that the twists and turns of streets in the suburbs date all the way to the Industrial Revolution.
Is honesty the best policy? New York subway delays have been couched in mystery for years, but the MTA is now dishing out hard truths about why trains are running behind.
What is it about this state that makes it so dangerous for those on two feet? A few things, it turns out.
By Chris Opfer
What if you bought a multimillion-dollar luxury apartment, only to find out it was slowly sinking?
China's Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon glass-bottomed bridge is so high most of the world's buildings would fit in the gap between it and the canyon floor. So why not hit it?