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Mason Breipohl paddles Cal Poly SLO to one of five Race Day victories for the team. PHOTO: Cynthia Sinclair Photography
June 26, 2018

Vincent Van Gogh would be proud. The Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo concrete canoe team’s performance at nationals – with its canoe named Van Gogh – was nothing short of a work of art. Cal

The Polytechnique Montreal concrete canoe team arrived in San Diego for the national competition with an assist by the Colorado School of Mines team. PHOTO: ASCE Foundation
June 25, 2018

OK, so recent economic news notwithstanding, maybe Canada and the United States can get along after all. At the very least, the 2018 National Concrete Canoe Competition is doing its best to bring the two…Read More >>

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June 21, 2018

Americans seem to understand that our nation has an infrastructure problem, and ASCE’s Infrastructure Report Card and related advocacy efforts are paying off. Not only does there seem to be a greater understanding about the…Read More >>

JP Mohsen has been preparing engineers for the P.E. exam for 20 years.
June 21, 2018

Summer is a better time to get ahead in your career than you might think. Especially if you’re looking forward to taking the exam that will qualify you for a P.E. license. The next ASCE…Read More >>

Who will join the 2018 Cal Poly SLO team in the lineage of national concrete canoe champs?
June 20, 2018

It’s almost time for the America’s Cup of Civil Engineering: the National Concrete Canoe Competition. San Diego State University hosts the 2018 nationals this weekend, June 23-25. To get you prepared for the competition, here’s…Read More >>

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June 15, 2018

Marcellus and Linda Pitts are not the kind of parents to force their children to be interested in something or tell them what profession to pursue for their careers. That doesn’t mean Marcellus didn’t make…Read More >>

June 13, 2018

As civil engineers, we tend to get caught up in the details of our projects. This can make it hard to stay aware of the ever-changing landscape of technology. However, it is very important for…Read More >>

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August 17, 2018

When we plug our phones into the wall we expect them to start charging, and when we flip a light switch we expect the lights to go on. Most of the time, these systems work just fine, but this week, travelers at Washington’s Reagan National Airport sat for 90 minutes with no power, while others...


August 15, 2018

On Wednesday, the Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers released a new report and recommendations, Addressing Flood Risk: A Path Forward for Texas After Hurricane Harvey. This document expands on the findings of the 2017 Report Card for Texas’ Infrastructure, which graded flood infrastructure at a “D,” by exploring the existing landscape...


August 03, 2018

This week, the U.S. Senate passed their second Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 “minibus” spending package by a vote of 92-6. This legislation combined the following appropriations bill: Interior & Environment (S. 3073); Financial Services (S. 3107); Transportation, Housing & Urban Development (THUD)(S. 3023); and Agriculture & Federal Drug Administration (S. 2976). The House passed a...


August 03, 2018

ASCE participated this week in the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) annual Legislative Summit. Approximately 5,500 state legislators, legislative staff, decision-makers, and others attended the meeting to hear from experts and fellow legislators about policy challenges we face today and solutions to these challenges. ASCE exhibited at the 2018 Legislative Summit, and several volunteers from ASCE’s...


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