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  • 1.  What would you like to read in Civil Engineering Magazine?

    Posted 08-11-2022 04:45 PM

    The July/August 2022 issue has these feature articles:

    • The work is arduous for the engineers who inspect the Green Bank Telescope
    • Mid-Coast Trolley light rail extension brings new opportunities to San Diego
    • As climate change warms the world, wildfires and heatwaves grow more intense
    • Record-setting convention center expansion pays off for Las Vegas
    • Bridge scour protection project bolsters California flood-prevention efforts

    Which of these interest you most?
    What would you like to see in the magazine?



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    William McAnally Ph.D., P.E., D.CE, D.NE, F.ASCE
    ENGINEER
    Columbus MS
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  • 2.  RE: What would you like to read in Civil Engineering Magazine?

    Posted 08-12-2022 10:59 AM
    I like seeing a diverse range of articles for the awareness they bring to what's happening or being thought about in the broad space of civil engineering. So on the question of content, I like the current practice. Where I think the magazine can be improved is on editorial oversight of the submitted and published articles. It's not uncommon to find articles with rambling introductions that fail to succinctly describe the problem or challenge being addressed. I also find it frustrating where articles go into excruciating detail on project elements but lack explanatory figures or diagrams. I think an opportunity here is for authors to make mention of complementary and supplementary papers, videos, etc. where readers can go for more information. 

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    Mitch Winkler P.E., M.ASCE
    Houston, TX
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  • 3.  RE: What would you like to read in Civil Engineering Magazine?

    Posted 08-21-2022 07:50 PM
    Hi Bill,
    Thanks for this post.
    Q. "What would you like to see in the magazine?"

    A. Real-world examples (silent on names of projects, firms, people) of what
    and how a specific conflict within a project was identified, resolved,
    and lessons-learned.

    Cheers,
    Bill

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    William M. Hayden Jr., Ph.D., P.E., CMQ/OE, F.ASCE
    Buffalo, N.Y.

    "It is never too late to be what you might have been." -- George Eliot 1819 - 1880
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