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March 9, 2017

ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, released Thursday, offers the nation both bad news and good news. The bad is the average grade, D-plus, has not changed since the last Report Card four years ago, reflecting

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March 24, 2017

Sustainability extends beyond infrastructure. The concept also applies to ASCE as an organization, as the Society pursues enhanced benefits and opportunities aimed to attract and empower more students and young professionals. To that end, ASCE’s…Read More >>

ASCE's 2017 President-Elect Kristina Swallow, left, and her job-shadow companion Suzy Trabia, a Younger Member from Las Vegas.
March 24, 2017

It’s likely you’ve never heard of an internship like this one. ASCE’s 2017 President-Elect Kristina Swallow, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE, will be traveling to Society events this spring with a Younger Member from her hometown…Read More >>

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March 23, 2017

For many entrepreneurial engineers, failure is part of the business. Forbes estimates that 90 percent of startups fail, many of them before the business even has the chance to fully launch. While failure before success…Read More >>

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March 22, 2017

I recently received an interesting question from a young civil engineer who said that his perception at this point in his career was that to advance quickly and increase his salary, he must move to…Read More >>

San Diego County Water Authority Director of Engineering Jerry Reed speaks after his project received the OCEA Award. PHOTO: David Hathcox
March 17, 2017

It was 40 years ago to the day. Atulkumar Shah, P.E., F.ASCE, earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in his home country of India in 1977. Three years later, he moved to the United…Read More >>

The San Vincente Dam – a key piece of the Emergency and Carryover Storage Project – is the largest dam raise in the world using roller-compacted concrete.
March 16, 2017

It would be fitting if there were more than one trophy. After all, the recipient of ASCE’s Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award – the San Diego County Water Authority’s Emergency and Carryover Storage Project – is…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
March 23, 2017

The White House released its budget blueprint for FY 2018 last week, signaling its priorities to Congress as it ramps up the annual appropriations process. The White House’s budget would increase defense spending by $54 billion and offset that increase with broad cuts elsewhere in discretionary spending. It will be up to House and Senate...

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March 22, 2017

Today Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-4), the top Democrat on the House’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced legislation to raise approximately $500 billion to repair America’s deteriorating roads, bridges, and transit systems. The bill, H.R. 1664 – Investing in America: A Penny for Progress Act, finances the additional investment by authorizing the Treasury Department to issue...

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March 21, 2017

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy & Commerce Committee held hearings focused on infrastructure. Among them were two featuring ASCE members’ testimonies—both focusing on the newly released Infrastructure Report Card. These hearings came as Congress continues to consider how best to improve our nation’s infrastructure, in part because of President Trump’s interest in...

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March 16, 2017

On Thursday, March 16, President Trump released his first proposed budget as president. Often referred to as the “skinny” budget because it is released soon after a President assumes office, the budget proposal included many cuts to infrastructure programs that in the past have been successful. The following statement is from Norma Jean Mattei, President,...

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