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Nathan Shellhamer 'dreams big' in front of a bullet train.
May 27, 2016

Forgive Nathan Shellhamer if he’s a little groggy this week. The senior civil engineering student at Purdue University returned Sunday, May 22, from his ASCE Dream Big contest trip to Shanghai, China, with just enough

light bulb WEB FEAT
May 26, 2016

This is the second in a series of three posts about innovation and creativity by Brent Darnell, Aff.M.ASCE, president and owner of Atlanta-based Brent Darnell International. For more information, email brent@brentdarnell.com or visit brentdarnell.com. In…Read More >>

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Ridgewood WEB FEAT
May 26, 2016

Tualatin Valley Water District’s Ridgewood View Park Reservoir and Pump Station in Portland recently received the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision rating system’s Gold Award. In partnership with Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District, the…Read More >>

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4th Ward WEB FEAT
May 26, 2016

Atlanta’s Historic Fourth Ward Park project recently received the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision rating system’s Gold Award. ISI was cofounded in 2011 by ASCE, the American Public Works Association, and the American Council of…Read More >>

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Surly Destination Brewery repurposed a former industrial waste site.
May 25, 2016

The attention on Minneapolis’ Surly Destination Brewery pours in from all over. From the engineering community. From the craft beer enthusiasts. From … the dentist? “When you tell people around town that you worked on…Read More >>

The Jing'an Temple.
May 24, 2016

Saturday, May 21 The first destination today was the beautiful Jing’an Temple. The traditional Buddhist Temple, located on the west side of Shanghai, features ornate woodwork and large statues of Buddhist figures, the most remarkable…Read More >>

Nathan Shellhamer and Monica Isza stands between the MacGillivray Freeman Films camera and the Shanghai skyline during his visit to a Dream Big film shoot. PHOTO:  Marc Ostrick
May 24, 2016

Thursday, May 19 Today started with a walk around the French Concession area of Shanghai. The neo-classical buildings and beautifully manicured gardens made it feel as though I had stepped out of Shanghai and into…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
May 26, 2016

The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee advanced a $5.5 billion Water Resource Development Act (WRDA) this week. A path forward for H.R. 5303 will require support from the full chamber, a commitment by House leadership to give the bill floor time, and ultimately a compromise with the much more expansive Senate bill that advanced out...

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May 20, 2016

With Infrastructure Week raising awareness of the important role our roads, bridges, transit and water infrastructure play, this week’s news headlines have been powerful reminders of our need for further action. ASCE’s Failure to Act economic report continues to garner news headlines, emphasizing our infrastructure investment needs. CNBC, and C-SPAN covered the economic impact of...

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May 18, 2016

The message that #InfrastructureMatters made its way to Capitol Hill today, as American business, labor, citizen groups, and more met with members of Congress and their staffs. Mid-day, the group took a break from Infrastructure Week Advocacy Day meetings to come together at a congressional briefing. Building America’s Future Co-Chair Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) started...

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May 13, 2016

With Infrastructure Week around the corner, the release of ASCE’s most recent Failure to Act economic study, and more state action towards addressing infrastructure needs, this week has been significant for infrastructure awareness. Infrastructure Week is May 16-23, and will call attention to why #InfrastructureMatters through events, media coverage, and education and advocacy efforts. And...

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