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Luke Williams speaks during the ASCE 2015 Convention opening plenary. PHOTO: David Hathcox for ASCE
October 13, 2015

The ASCE 2015 Convention began officially Monday with a disruption. The bestselling author of Disrupt, a book that outlines ways “disruptive thinking” can lead to innovation, shared some of those thoughts and how they apply…Read More >>

Lauren Kilroy, a student member from California State-Long Beach, weather-proofs a chair for the cafe area at Central Queens Academy.
October 13, 2015

No tape measure? No problem. A group of ASCE volunteers relied on their engineering resourcefulness Sunday during the ASCE 2015 Convention’s community service project at Central Queens Academy, in Elmhurst, NY. Using little more than…Read More >>

Mark Woodson, ASCE 2015 President-Elect, takes in the dragon dance show at the welcome reception at the ASCE 2015 Convention. PHOTO: David Hathcox for ASCE
October 12, 2015

Amid the flurry of people and flashing lights in Times Square, the new ASCE 2015 Convention got started in the heart of New York City this weekend. There were plenty of old friends reuniting, scores of…Read More >>

The COPRI-PARI Port Investigation Team at the Port of Onahama. The waterside tour included observation of breakwaters, seawalls, quaywalls, and construction of a major bridge linking a new coal terminal to the mainland. PHOTO: PARI
October 9, 2015

The ripples from the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami that leveled the Tohoku region of Japan on March 11, 2011, are still being felt in civil engineering, notably in the updating of standards. When COPRI’s Task Committee on the…Read More >>

October 9, 2015

A year ago, the Society’s Industry Leaders Council launched its “Grand Challenge” program for infrastructure. It’s now issuing a related grand challenge to engineering in the form of its ASCE Innovation Contest. The contest encourages professionals, educators, researchers, and…Read More >>

October 7, 2015

ASCE’s Raise the Bar initiative is straightforward: align civil engineering education with the changing world through increased formal education before professional licensure. Why is this so important? Because better prepared engineers will have the enhanced…Read More >>

An overhead view of the award-winning Poplar Island restoration project.
October 2, 2015

Poplar Island was not much of an island at all in the early 1990s. Justin Callahan of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers visited the site in 1993 and described it as more like “tiny,…Read More >>

September 30, 2015

Don McMillan boasts a resume that stands out even among the talented, experienced group of speakers and presenters at the ASCE 2015 Convention. He has a master’s degree from Stanford in electrical engineering; he worked…Read More >>

A group of ASCE members meet during the annual Presidents and Governors Forum. Photo: Greg Kuklinski
September 24, 2015

’Tis the season for torch passing. With many Sections and Branches set to install new officers this fall, those incoming leaders came to ASCE’s headquarters in Reston, VA, Sept. 20 and 21 for the annual Presidents…Read More >>

Project architects, community members and children join a ground-breaking for Beaverton's new resilient schools.
PHOTO: Scott Johnson/Beaverton Project Manager-Facilities Development
September 17, 2015

It’s not easy to face up to the frightening prospect of a major earthquake and tsunami striking your community. Two years ago, the state of Oregon adopted a resilience plan with a 50-year strategy to…Read More >>