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Downtown Cedar Rapids, IA, was besieged by flood waters in 2008. The city responded with a game-changing flood control system master plan. PHOTO: City of Cedar Rapids
November 29, 2016

Maybe the most remarkable thing about the Cedar Rapids Flood Control System Master Plan is the most obvious. The leaders and decision-makers put the people before the project. “What’s the community going to look like?”

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December 8, 2016

Civil engineering is problem-solving. Innovation is creative problem-solving. Simple as that, right? Not so much. But to hear Frank Moon talk about innovation, one certainly gets the feeling that solving massive civil engineering problems is…Read More >>

Ohio River Bridge aerial view (Photo Courtesy WVB East End Partners)
December 5, 2016

The Ohio River Bridge–East End Crossing (ORB-EEC) project, a long-planned collaboration between Indiana and Kentucky, earned the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision Platinum award. When completed, the ORB-EEC project will address cross-river mobility challenges…Read More >>

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ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
December 2, 2016

Amid a contentious election season, one thing that the presidential candidates could agree on was the need for major infrastructure upgrades. President-Elect Trump has proposed financing up to $1 trillion in infrastructure. If invested wisely,…Read More >>

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November 30, 2016

Lately, I have received several questions from civil engineers who are nearing graduation. Their questions focus on two points: • How should they determine in which field of civil engineering they should practice? • If…Read More >>

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November 21, 2016

ASCE members elected to Fellow status have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that have enhanced lives. Fewer than 3.5 percent of Society members hold this prestigious honor. The most recent members elevated to…Read More >>

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November 21, 2016

ASCE presents nearly 100 Society awards every year, recognizing civil engineers who advance the profession either through achievement or published papers. The most recent Society awards, as approved by the ASCE Executive Committee, include honors…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
December 07, 2016

Congressional negotiators released a newly rebranded water infrastructure bill this week after months of hashing out differences between their respective Water Resources Development Acts (S.2848 and H.R.5303) that each chamber passed earlier this year. The new bill, dubbed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act or WIIN Act not only includes a traditional Army...

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December 05, 2016

This Sunday was the one year anniversary of the signing of the FAST Act, the five-year federal surface transportation authorization. The law authorizes federal funding for highways, bridges, transit systems and railroads. The passage of the FAST Act was a victory for proponents of infrastructure and everyday Americans who use it. It provided a small...

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December 02, 2016

With plans for Congress to adjourn at the end of next week, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 is still waiting for final passage. The bill is being conferenced by the House and Senate, which has been making good progress on a compromised bill that incorporates parts of each chamber’s version of WRDA. However,...

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December 01, 2016

Over the past three years, 17 states have increased their gas tax to generate additional revenue for surface transportation.  In almost every state the recent increase was the first in nearly two decades.  Even with the passages of last year’s FAST Act, states are still facing uncertainty when it comes to funding sources.  Cars are...

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