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Dream Big Contest winner Rocio Rodriguez, P.E., M.ASCE, hangs out with the film's director Greg MacGillivray on Laguna Beach. PHOTO: Barbara MacGillivray
September 2, 2016

Rocio Rodriguez, one of three winners in ASCE’s Dream Big Contest, flew to California last week, bringing her family, to watch an early cut of ASCE’s forthcoming IMAX film, Dream Big: Engineering Wonders of the

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September 22, 2016

The Kansas City Streetcar Project earned the Envision Platinum award for sustainable infrastructure from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. It is the first transit project, the first streetcar project, and the 17th project overall to…Read More >>

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September 15, 2016

Civil engineers often ask me why it is so important to obtain your P.E. (professional engineering) license. There are many reasons why obtaining this prestigious credential is important. In this post, I will list 5…Read More >>

September 15, 2016

Design versus construction. As exciting as that might sound as a Monday Night Football–style battle of the titans, it’s not the most efficient way for civil engineers and architects to work on a project. So…Read More >>

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September 15, 2016

ASCE presents nearly 100 Society awards every year, recognizing civil engineers who advance the profession either through achievement or published papers. The most recent Society awards, as approved by the ASCE Executive Committee, include honors…Read More >>

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The Pure Technologies staff is recognized as a UESI Charter Organizational Member.
September 15, 2016

Get a cake ready with a single candle, and have it inscribed “Happy Birthday, UESI.” ASCE’s ninth and newest institute, the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute, is about to celebrate its one-year anniversary, already more…Read More >>

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September 13, 2016

Ethics are integral to every decision, design, and service performed by civil engineers. A recent ASCE video series, sponsored by a United Engineering Foundation grant, explored four case studies in engineering ethics. Here are four…Read More >>

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September 21, 2016

Last year, 35,092 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in the United States, which averages out to 96 people per day. This represents a 7.2% increase in deaths from 2014, the largest percentage increase since 1966. While Americans drove more in 2015 than 2014 and statistically the more people drive, the more crashes there...

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September 20, 2016

Today we added 15 new #GameChangers and two new trends to the repertoire. These projects showcase the power that innovation and investment can have to solve problems and improve our infrastructure. “Rebuilding Stronger” and “Sustainable Solutions” are the new trends we’ve identified that are shaping the way infrastructure is designed, built, and maintained. The projects...

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September 16, 2016

Thursday was a big day for water infrastructure. With the passing of WRDA in the Senate, Imagine a Day Without Water could not have fallen on a more fitting day. Yesterday hundreds of organizations across the country, including water agencies, mayors, engineers, schools and business and labor leaders, joined forces to raise public awareness about...

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September 15, 2016

In a major victory for ASCE and other infrastructure stakeholders (i.e. everyone!) the Senate on Thursday passed S.2848 the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 in a vote of 95-3. In many ways, passing the bill should be a no-brainer, as WRDA will increase America’s competitiveness by preparing ports and harbors for post-Panama Canal renovation...

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