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October 1, 2017

What’s the most lucrative region of the United States to work in as a civil engineer? Which civil engineering discipline pays the highest salary? The ASCE News September issue answers these questions and more. Click to read

The Texas Section YMG enjoyed a camping trip at Garner State Park. PHOTO: Jonathan Brower
October 19, 2017

Alexis Clark and Austin Brauel helped organize the Texas Younger Member Group’s recent camping trip at Garner State Park, gathering civil engineers from around the state. The group hiked, enjoyed river floating, and shared community…Read More >>

Melissa Wheeler, outgoing Region 5 director.
October 19, 2017

It’s an annual tradition that at the final quarterly ASCE Board of Direction meeting of the year, the outgoing Board members address the room with words of goodbye. Often, they express gratitude; sometimes they offer…Read More >>

October 19, 2017

The heavy lifting of 2017 will make for a much lighter load in 2018. That’s the hope, as the ASCE Board of Direction approved six goal statements for the Society during its final quarterly meeting…Read More >>

October 19, 2017

Before I give you the advice I want to share in this post, let me qualify it for you. The strategy I’m going to share is not something I came up with myself, but I…Read More >>

Coffey Park in Santa Rosa, CA, where wildfires completely destroyed a neighborhood. PHOTO: Dominick Del Vecchio/FEMA News Photo
October 13, 2017

As extensive wildfires ravage swaths of Northern California, ASCE Region 9 Governor Matt Kennedy, P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE, can only wait and hope. Kennedy, his wife, and their 5-year-old had no choice but to evacuate…Read More >>

Closing keynote Kaplan Mobray talks personal branding with the ASCE 2017 Convention crowd. PHOTO: Jason Dixson Photography
October 12, 2017

Kaplan Mobray, best-selling author of The 10Ks of Personal Branding, closed the ASCE 2017 Convention in New Orleans, Wednesday, with a high-energy keynote talk, wherein he played the saxophone, threw candy around the room, and,…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
October 12, 2017

Take a moment to think about your daily routine. Upon waking up, you head to the bathroom, and brush your teeth as you turn on the shower.  You put on a pot of coffee, and boil water to make breakfast. Later in the day you go to the gym, and after running you head to...


September 28, 2017

The Jetsons’ world of driverless cars may someday be a reality and the technology industry is laser-focused on getting us there sooner rather than later. As private industry innovates, decision-makers in Washington are grappling with how best to regulate the autonomous vehicle (AV) landscape while retaining an emphasis on both safety and innovation. To spur...


September 27, 2017

Within the past month, major hurricanes hit Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico, two earthquakes only days apart, led to the loss of over 100 lives and the destruction of massive amounts of infrastructure in Mexico, and hundreds of thousands of acres of land have burned in the Pacific Northwest from wildfires. These events coincided with...


September 20, 2017

Texas’ infrastructure has received a lot of attention in the past few weeks following Hurricane Harvey. Today, weeks the cities of Port Aransas and Rockport were destroyed and Houston and South Texas flooded, the Texas section of the ASCE released the Report Card for Texas’ Infrastructure, and the report finds there is work to be...


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