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December 30, 2013

The Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project lead by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a report this December titled, Serving Healthy School Meals: U.S. Schools Need Updated Kitchen Equipment. …Read More >>

December 27, 2013

Looking back over 2013, we have many successes in making infrastructure a priority to celebrate.  Here are a few that really made our year: 1.  The 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure  was launched in…Read More >>

Before becoming Director of Program Management with the Port of Long Beach’s Program Management Division, Douglas J. Sereno, P.E., ENV-SP, M.ASCE, worked over 15 years as a mechanic. Photo credit: Douglas J. Sereno
December 20, 2013

In 1975, when the Ford tractor dealership in Southern California needed a master mechanic to maintain and repair its  fleet of backhoe loaders, skip loaders, Bobcats, trenchers, or Caterpillars, they hired a young man who…Read More >>

December 19, 2013

If you follow the infrastructure financing debate about how America is going to fund our future infrastructure needs, you have probably heard the term P3 or public-private partnership discussed as an innovative financing structure to…Read More >>

December 18, 2013

Transportation is a key issue in 2014 as the Highway Trust Fund will be insolvent by 2015 and MAP-21 is set to expire in September. In some states, transportation projects are already being put on…Read More >>

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December 16, 2013

Ahh, it’s  time for our end-of-year celebrations. Time for all of our favorite traditions, like family recipes,  egg nog, holiday lights, traveling to see family, gift giving, reflection over the last year, and so on.  Spending…Read More >>

December 16, 2013

“Democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried,” said Winston Churchill. It’s safe to say the man had a point. For the past 18 years, ASCE has selected a…Read More >>

December 9, 2013

America needs solutions to our infrastructure issues that can work today, and what if it’s as simple as switching out the lights? The replacement of the entire airfield electrical system at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)…Read More >>

December 6, 2013

Read ASCE Executive Director Pat Natale’s latest ASCE: Working for You column so you can find out how to be part of history by attending the Society’s annual conference next year in Panama, consider making a…Read More >>

December 5, 2013

Congress appears ready to start of new fight on what until recently has been a largely non-partisan issue.  House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chair Lamar Smith (R-TX) has circulated draft legislation to reauthorize and…Read More >>