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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

Hawaii's Kunia Country Farms provides sustainable locally grown foods to surrounding communities
August 29, 2016

Hawaii’s Kunia Country Farms project received the Envision rating system’s Gold award from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). The previous 17 Envision awards were given to public projects throughout the country, making the Kunia…Read More >>

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CI Student Days included a challenge project in Boston this year.
August 26, 2016

Every show needs a good dress rehearsal, and the ASCE Construction Institute’s annual Student Days conference and competition, hosted this year in Boston, MA, provides such a dry run for a career as a construction…Read More >>

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 >>

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August 25, 2016

Today marks the 100th anniversary of an American treasure: the National Park Service (NPS). With 412 areas covering more than 84 million acres, located in every state, the National Park System includes national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks and sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House. In...

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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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