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February 3, 2016

At ASCE’s Sustainability Summit held in January 2016, the message was clear – the world needs civil engineers’ help, and it needs it now. “I call them the holders of the keys,” said Ron Sims,

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The Emerging Engineer

February 8, 2016

Now that I have your attention, I want to talk about the card game Euchre and a little about setting priorities. Euchre is played with just the “9” and higher cards in each suit of…Read More >>

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The Mears Memorial Bridge in Alaska.
February 3, 2016

January marked the anniversary of the birth of Ralph Modjeski, Polish-born American civil engineer, best known for his distinguished work that spanned two eras of bridge engineering and construction. Modjeski’s superlatives include many early reinforced…Read More >>

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February 3, 2016

While he certainly could be excused to take some well-deserved R&R at this point in his career, Rudolph Bonaparte remains more interested in R&D. A passion for research and development has driven Bonaparte throughout his…Read More >>

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Bahareh Kokabian recently fulfilled her dream of earning a Ph.D. at Mississippi State University. PHOTO: Bahareh Kokabian
January 29, 2016

Every career is driven by a dream. It’s just that in civil engineering, those dreams tend to be a bit larger than in most professions. ASCE’s Dream Big Contest is celebrating those big dreams, along with the…Read More >>

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January 28, 2016

It started with a paper. It spawned a movement. Dan Frangopol took pride in “Life-Cycle Cost Design of Deteriorating Structures,” written with two of his former Ph.D. advisees, Kai-Yung Lin and Allen C. Estes and published…Read More >>

President's Perspective

January 28, 2016

Recently a few states have considered doing away with professional licensure. Those pushing the concept that licensure is an unnecessary barrier to employment fail to recognize the crucial role professional licensure plays in protecting the…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure

February 08, 2016

Established by President Lyndon Johnson, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is now celebrating 50 years of making transportation safer for the traveling public. This month marked the 50th anniversary, where USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx and six former USDOT Secretaries gathered together in D.C. to share the changes they’ve seen in transportation since the department...

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Save America's Infrastructure

February 05, 2016

This week improving our nation’s aviation and water infrastructure were the focus of conversation on Capitol Hill. With a new aviation reform bill, the Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act, proposed to Congress, the nation’s aviation needs are receiving some attention that’s long overdue. According to the bill’s author, Rep. Bill Shuster, two-thirds of...

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Save America's Infrastructure

February 04, 2016

The House Subcommittee on Water Resources held a round table this week as Congress gears up to pass a new Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) in 2016. Back in November the committee held a similar discussion in New Orleans. During each roundtable – a less formal setting than a traditional hearing – committee members heard...

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Save America's Infrastructure

January 29, 2016

With winter storm Jonas blasting the Northeast with record-setting amounts of snow, our nation’s already stressed water pipes, roofs and roads were put to the test. While major snow events bring many challenges, they also provide opportunities for innovation. One innovation, coined by The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Chris Tuan, is a special concrete mixture that...

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