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Frans Johansson delivers his opening keynote at the ASCE 2016 Convention, Sept. 29. Photo by  James Tkatch for ASCE
September 30, 2016

Civil engineering and fashion models? Believe or not, there is a connection there. Frans Johansson, the ASCE 2016 Convention opening keynote speaker, challenged attendees Thursday morning during his talk at the opening plenary to combine

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September 30, 2016

Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, has been busy the past couple weeks preparing to be ASCE’s new president, but thrilled about what the future holds. “The future that I see is one where civil…Read More >>

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September 30, 2016

With diversity a key theme at the ASCE 2016 Convention in Portland, OR, it was fitting that the Board of Direction meeting, at the outset of Convention week, welcomed the most diverse Board in Society…Read More >>

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September 29, 2016

I enjoy a quote that’s often attributed to Spider-Man, although technically, his uncle Ben said it: “With great power comes great responsibility.” It’s wisdom that is highly applicable to the professional engineer’s license. In my…Read More >>

Convention attendees enter the hall to view a rough cut of Dream Big.
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September 29, 2016

The only thing missing was the paparazzi. The ASCE 2016 Convention got underway Wednesday night with a movie-premiere style opening welcome reception worthy of Hollywood’s finest. Members who walked the red carpet of the Oregon…Read More >>

September 29, 2016

ASCE and filmmakers MacGillivray Freeman screened a working version of the forthcoming giant-screen movie, Dream Big: Engineering Our World, at the opening welcome reception of the ASCE 2016 Convention in Portland, OR. Introducing himself and the…Read More >>

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September 28, 2016

The Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s Runway and Associated Taxiways Reconstruction project received the Envision rating system’s Silver Award from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. This airport is the 19th project to receive an Envision award since…Read More >>

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September 29, 2016

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5303 the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 late yesterday afternoon by a vote of 399-25. The $11.5 billion bill authorizes over three dozen Army Corps of Engineers flood control, navigation and ecosystem restoration projects and studies across the country.  In addition to the base text reported out...

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September 28, 2016

Amendment 2 is a statewide ballot measure that will provide a dedicated source of funding to Alabama’s State Park System.  Preventing critical dollars received by the State Parks Fund and the State Parks Revolving Fund, from being diverted to other public accounts will ensure Alabamians have ample resources for the preservation and enhancement of park...

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September 27, 2016

From Memphis to Nashville, Tennessee is known for its influence in music. The state’s slogan boasts “America at its best.” However, according to the release of today’s Report Card for Tennessee’s Infrastructure many infrastructure areas aren’t at their best. The Report Card gave the state’s infrastructure a “C” GPA. But that average grade will not...

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September 21, 2016

Last year, 35,092 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in the United States, which averages out to 96 people per day. This represents a 7.2% increase in deaths from 2014, the largest percentage increase since 1966. While Americans drove more in 2015 than 2014 and statistically the more people drive, the more crashes there...

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