From a relocatable antarctic research station to drought solutions in Texas, the 2015 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Awards showcased a variety of novel approaches to vital engineering problems. The following videos from ASCE detail this year’s winner and four other finalists.
Winner: Halley VI Antarctic Research Station, Antarctica
The world’s first fully relocatable arctic research station, Halley VI, sits atop ski-fitted, hydraulic legs designed to cope with rising snow.
Finalist: Colton Crossing Flyover, California
The Colton Crossing Flyover eliminated one of the worst congested railway passages in the U.S.
Finalist: Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation Project, California
The Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation Project transformed an impaired body of water into a jewel for Los Angeles, providing public recreation, stormwater quality improvement, and wildlife refuge areas.
Finalist: San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge New East Span, California
The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge New East Span is the longest single-tower, Self-Anchored Suspension Span in the world and the world’s widest bridge.
Finalist: Ward County Water Supply, Texas
The Ward County Water Supply Project was developed in response to severe drought in one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the U.S.