Jonathan Wu, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado Denver, has been named the founding editor-in-chief of a new journal, Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology. The journal will be published quarterly by Springer, with whom more than 150 Nobel prize-winners have published their work.
Transportation infrastructure, including bridge abutments, retaining walls, embankments, foundations, roadways, railways, tunnels, culverts, airports, seaports, in many parts of the world are in dire need of repair, rehabilitation and new construction. The need is fast approaching a state of crisis. The impending crisis is in part caused by decades of inadequate investments and poor rehabilitation of the infrastructure.
Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology aims to provide an up-to-date reference and an expeditious dissemination of new developments in transportation infrastructure geotechnology to researchers and practicing engineers engaged in geotechnical aspects of transportation infrastructure. The theme of this Journal will be on the geotechnical “technology” as applied to transportation infrastructure, and is not limited to the “mechanics” aspects. Articles reporting case histories, with satisfactory or dissatisfactory performance, are welcomed. Practicing professionals in the industry are especially encouraged to share their experiences. The first issue of the Journal will be launched in January 2014.