Celebrating the Women Behind International Women in Engineering Day

Wednesday, June 23 marks the 5th International Women in Engineering Day (IWED), and this year’s theme, “Engineering Heroes,” provides the perfect opportunity to recognize and honor some of the trailblazing women who paved the way for the female engineers of today. IWED was initially created by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) of the United Kingdom, …

Modern Marvels: the Danyang-Kunshan Bridge

June 30 marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge in Jiangsu, China. Spanning a whopping 102.4 miles (or 164.8 kilometers for our friends outside of the U.S.), the bridge holds the Guinness World Record for the longest bridge in the world in any category and is largely considered a paragon …

KC and Sustainable Infrastructure

You may know what infrastructure is – defined as “the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (such buildings, roads, or power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise” – but do you know what it means when infrastructure is sustainable? The concept refers to the design and subsequent implementation of these …

Infrastructure Week, Day 5: Roads

In the U.S., roads are an unavoidable part of our everyday lives. We use roadways daily to travel to and from work, school, social engagements, and more. So how do we deal with the issue of America’s crumbling roadway infrastructure? As the years go by, American metropolitan areas are stymied by traffic congestion. The average …

Infrastructure Week, Day 4: Wastewater

Wastewater is the dirty little secret no one likes to talk about. Nevertheless, managing our nations wastewater is of the utmost importance. No infrastructure plan is complete without wastewater management. It can impact the health of residents, strengthen or weaken the appeal of a locality, have an effect on the environment. As the nation’s population …