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Streets became rivers this week in Baton Rouge. PHOTO: Joey Coco
August 19, 2016

“Epic.” Joey Coco kept returning to the word as he, shaken and exhausted from a weekend of search-and-rescue work, tried to describe the devastation in his hometown of Baton Rouge, LA, after half a year’s

The T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island  is in the process of extending its Runway 5 with sustainable practices.
August 24, 2016

The Providence’s Runway 5 Extension at T.F. Green Airport (PVD) received the Envision rating system’s Gold award from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). The project is the 16th overall Envision-rated project and first project…Read More >>

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Gabie Figueroa will speak at the ASCE 2016 Convention closing session.
August 23, 2016

It was right around the time she took a meeting with NHL legend Mark Messier to talk about designing the world’s largest hockey facility that Gabie Figueroa took note of just how good her life…Read More >>

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August 23, 2016

A 2015 report from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor finds that 27 million working-age Americans, nearly 14 percent, are starting or running new businesses. While more and more businesses begin every day, the prospect of leaving…Read More >>

Younger Members gather in Washington D.C. to refine skills and contribute new ideas at 2016 Younger Member Leadership Symposium
August 18, 2016

Challenging your mother’s advice is never a sound idea. Her advice to never ride your bike in the middle of the road or to drink from a mud puddle saved you a trip or two…Read More >>

August 18, 2016

With the world premiere of ASCE’s giant-screen movie, Dream Big: Engineering Wonders of the World, drawing ever nearer, a new trailer has been released that will drum up your excitement even louder. As cool as…Read More >>

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August 17, 2016

OK, so I am writing an article to tell you to be honest as a civil engineer. Well, if that point is not obvious, then I don’t know what it is. However, it’s not always…Read More >>

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August 19, 2016

According to the Chicago Tribune, Americans spent about $15 billion in fares on public transit in 2014. Public transit use has been steadily growing over the past few decades, with ridership increasing by nearly 39 percent since 1995. Yet, according to a recent article in Forbes, more and more people are losing confidence in public...

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August 17, 2016

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a new report surveying the progress the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have made carrying out the National Levee Safety Program. The conclusion: the Agencies “have made little progress in implementing key national levee-safety-related activities required in the Water Resources Reform and Development...

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August 16, 2016

With the 2016 Summer Olympics in full swing, water quality is at the forefront of viewers’ minds. Obstacles of polluted water, trash and pollution-related illness are hindering the Olympic games and remind us all of how critical clean water and effective water treatment is to the health and welfare of society. In contrast to Brazil,...

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August 11, 2016

This week the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) held its  annual Legislative Summit in Chicago.  Approximately 5,000 state legislators, legislative staffers, federal officials and others gathered to gain invaluable knowledge from experts and fellow legislators to take back to their respective states. Attendees participated in an array of policy-producing committee meetings, issue forums and deep-dive sessions, including on...

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