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November 27, 2013

This Thursday, families across the country will sit down and give thanks for good fortunes they’ve encountered this past year. Members of our office and the infrastructure community in general have reason to be thankful…Read More >>

Windows of the Omni Hotel in Dallas lit in an arrangement to create the ASCE logo
November 26, 2013

There is an old public relations slogan that boasts, “Everything is bigger in Texas.” And so when the ASCE Texas Section Centennial Celebration Committee first met 4 years ago, they decided that their year-long 100th…Read More >>

November 24, 2013

Universities do an adequate job preparing students for the technical aspects of a career in Civil Engineering, but eventually most engineers will be forced to take on a leadership role with little or no training. In…Read More >>

November 22, 2013

With vast reserves of hydrocarbon energy trapped deep under its surface, the state of California is getting ready to oversee the exploration for and recovery of the nation’s largest supply of oil and natural gas…Read More >>

Typhoon Haiyan path map
November 22, 2013

One of the strongest hurricanes on record, Super Typhoon Haiyan, made landfall in the Philippines on November 8 at the peak of the storm’s power, causing devastating loss of life and widespread destruction of homes…Read More >>

2014 President Randy Over delivers inaugural address at Annual Meeting
November 22, 2013

Welcome and thanks for reading my blog. I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts with you as I jump into my year as ASCE president and tackling the objectives I’ve set for me and the…Read More >>

November 19, 2013

At their first Civil Engineering Club meeting this September, teams of students at Pearl City High School and Roosevelt High School, both in Hawaii, were challenged to see which group could construct the tallest structure…Read More >>

November 18, 2013

The House agreed by unanimous consent to go to conference with the Senate on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (HR 3080) last Thursday. Shortly after agreeing to go to conference Congressman Sean Patrick…Read More >>

November 14, 2013

When a doctor tells you that you are sick, you should probably stay home. When a contractor tells you that your roof is caving in, you should probably move out. When the American Society of…Read More >>

November 12, 2013

Our friends at HNTB recently conducted their latest America THINKS survey, which polled a random nationwide sample of 1,127 Americans. The conclusion:  Americans are open to new approaches to public transportation, such as bus rapid…Read More >>