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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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September 19, 2018

On September 18, the Southern San Joaquin Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers released the 2018 Report Card for Kern County’s Infrastructure. Nine categories of infrastructure earned an overall grade of ‘C.’ Bridges received the highest grade of ‘B+,” a significant improvement over the ‘B-’ in the 2012 Kern County Report Card. Transit...


September 14, 2018

Today, the House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, S. 3021. The passage of this bill authorizes key programs and projects that are critical to improving our nation’s water-related infrastructure categories. The 2017 Infrastructure Report Card graded each of these categories; ports received a grade of “C+,” while dams, levees,...


September 07, 2018

ASCE, along with other advocacy groups, policymakers, and business leaders, participated in an event entitled “Partnerships & Progress: Driving Climate Solutions” held by The Hill and the Bipartisan Policy Center to discuss bipartisan congressional initiatives on clean energy, resilience, and disaster preparedness. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) kicked of the event...


September 06, 2018

Paying it Forward: The Path Toward Climate-Safe Infrastructure in California, released on Wednesday, offers comprehensive recommendations on how the state can move forward to ready its infrastructure for a changing climate. California is a leader in this area, understandably so given the droughts, wildfires, and mudslides the state endures. The report is a direct result...


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