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October 25, 2016

In some cases, right from wrong is not a matter of black and white. Rather the question of what is ethical can present unique answers on a case-by-case basis, creating gray areas. ASCE’s General Counsel…Read More >>

October 21, 2016

The first update to ASCE 7 in six years, ASCE 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, took a step closer to adoption as an International Code Council reference standard,…Read More >>

ASCE Headquarters hosted the 50K Coalition Workshop earlier this year.
October 19, 2016

It all started in a small ASCE Student Chapter office on the top floor of the engineering building at Howard University. Kim Parker Brown, P.E., M.ASCE, joined both ASCE and the National Society of Black…Read More >>

October 6, 2016

The American National Standards Institute-accredited consensus standard ASCE 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, is slated for publication in early 2017 with a user-friendly online version available for the…Read More >>

A session about the ASCE Grand Challenge at the 2016 Convention in Portland put attendees to work, brainstorming innovative solutions to infrastructure problems. PHOTO: Jim Tkatch for ASCE
October 4, 2016

Are you in? Civil engineers around the world have begun taking a pledge to support the ASCE Grand Challenge and its goal of cutting infrastructure life-cycle costs in half by 2025. The ASCE 2016 Convention,…Read More >>

2017 ASCE President Norma Jean Mattei playfully wrests the ceremonial gavel from 2016 President Mark Woodson.  Photo by Jim Tkatch for ASCE
October 3, 2016

ASCE members got better acquainted with Norma Jean Mattei, the dedicated civil engineer, teacher, and mother, at the Society’s annual business meeting Friday during the ASCE 2016 Convention in Portland, OR. By the end of the…Read More >>

September 30, 2016

Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, has been busy the past couple of weeks preparing to be ASCE’s new president, but thrilled about what the future holds. “The future that I see is one where…Read More >>

September 30, 2016

With diversity a key theme at the ASCE 2016 Convention in Portland, OR, it was fitting that the Board of Direction meeting, at the outset of Convention week, welcomed the most diverse Board in Society…Read More >>

Frans Johansson delivers his opening keynote at the ASCE 2016 Convention, Sept. 29. Photo by  Jim Tkatch for ASCE
September 30, 2016

Civil engineering and fashion models? Believe or not, there is a connection there. Frans Johansson, the ASCE 2016 Convention opening keynote speaker, challenged attendees Thursday morning during his talk at the opening plenary to combine…Read More >>

Convention attendees enter the hall to view a rough cut of Dream Big.
Photo: Jim Tkatch for ASCE
September 29, 2016

The only thing missing was the paparazzi. The ASCE 2016 Convention got underway Wednesday night with a movie-premiere style opening welcome reception worthy of Hollywood’s finest. Members who walked the red carpet of the Oregon…Read More >>