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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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July 13, 2018

Leaders in the water infrastructure industry, in association with The Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University, released a report titled “Planning for America’s Water Infrastructure Need,” which focuses on shared interests and challenges likely to face water infrastructure in the future. The report came out of a workshop held in February that...


June 28, 2018

  This week, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform examined the Trump Administration’s government-wide reorganization plan and shared thoughts and ideas about the proposals, which included infrastructure-related issues.  The proposal is still in its early stages and will require congressional approval for any changes to occur. Margaret Weichert, Deputy Director...


June 26, 2018

California legislators voted in the spring of 2017 to raise the state’s gas tax for the first time in 23 years. Gov. Jerry Brown praised the decision and signed the bill, SB1, into law, ushering in $5 billion worth of revenue to pay for roads, bridges, and transit projects that would increase safety, ease congestion,...


June 22, 2018

This week, the Senate Committee on Appropriations passed its Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. The $48.334 billion bill, which is an increase of $611 million compared to the FY18 enacted level, includes $250 million for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Flood Hazard Mapping and Risk Analysis, which is a $12.5 million decrease...


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