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"The Sacandaga River Bridge” painting by Tom Ryan (photo courtesy of Tom Ryan)
April 16, 2014

Richard Weingardt was CEO and chairman of Richard Weingardt Consultants, Inc., a Denver-based structural engineering firm. He spoke and wrote eloquently and prolifically on leadership and the critical role engineers play in society, including such works as...

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Save America's Infrastructure

April 18, 2014

On a typical day, a Google news search for the Highway Trust Fund over the past 24 hours results in a page or two of results. But this week Wednesday, the search query garnered nine…Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

April 16, 2014

Reston, Va. – The following is a statement from Randall (Randy) S. Over, P.E., F.ASCE, president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) regarding the U.S. Department of Transportation’s report issued yesterday on the…Read More >>

Promote the Profession

April 15, 2014

In a world with rapidly evolving technology, will our students be prepared for the challenges of tomorrow? It’s clear that engaging and inspiring more students to choose a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math…Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

April 11, 2014

The Opinion Pages of The New York Times presented a series of reasons “We Should Be in a Rage” and among them were—you guessed it—because of the state of our nation’s infrastructure. These grievances, along…Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

April 10, 2014

This week the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee looked to our northern neighbor Canada for advice on the federal role for public-private partnerships (P3) holding a panel hearing on the International Experience with Public-Private Partnerships,…Read More >>

The Leadership Imperative

April 9, 2014

The Spirit of 1852 The American Society of Civil Engineers dates back to 1852, a time of civil engineering leadership, of daring projects; a time of new canals, railroads, bridges, turnpikes, and tall buildings. It…Read More >>


Insights Podcast

April 8, 2014

NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman discusses safety issues present in all modes of transportation and the critical and often behind the scenes role of the civil engineers who help keep us safe. Find out how NTSB…Read More >>


April 7, 2014

ASCE has determined the winners of a number of its awards for 2014. As of March 1, the following outstanding civil engineers have been named. Refaat Abid Abdel-Malek, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, is the recipient of…Read More >>


Save America's Infrastructure

April 4, 2014

This pothole season is one of the worst in recent memory, thanks to the particularly harsh winter. The freezing, thawing, plowing and salting certainly did not help the D grade roads received in the 2013…Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

April 3, 2014

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) released a new chart this week clearly showing how long it’s been since many states have changed their gas tax policy. In about half the states, it…Read More >>