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The Bayonne Bridge Raise the Roadway project is a great example of innovative approaches at work in civil engineering. Photo: State of New Jersey
August 28, 2015

It is a contradiction that defines our times. The need for new infrastructure is increasing as the available money with which to build that infrastructure is decreasing. Fortunately, solution-oriented civil engineers are rallying to the…Read More >>

Nora Stanton Blatch Barney has been posthumously elevated to ASCE Fellow status in recognition of her significant contributions to civil engineering.
August 28, 2015

After 99 years, ASCE has righted a wrong committed against pioneering civil engineer and suffragist Nora Stanton Blatch Barney. Stanton Blatch Barney was among the first women in the United States to earn a civil engineering…Read More >>

ASCE President Bob Stevens prepares to cut the UESI ribbon, signifyinig the launch of the new Institute. Photo: Tenzing Barshee
August 25, 2015

It was a snip of the scissors more than two years in the making. The new Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute, after months of planning, organizing, and anticipation, officially opened for business Monday morning with…Read More >>

August 24, 2015

During the annual meeting of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying in Williamsburg, VA, last week, delegates voted to adopt a position statement that reiterates the NCEES stance on increased educational requirements…Read More >>

Students enjoy Huntington Beach, CA, during the Construction Institute's Student Days event. PHOTO: Jacqui Scibior.
August 21, 2015

Intense competition is at the core of the annual Construction Institute Student Days. Thirty of the best engineering students in the country are divided into teams of five and given a project to complete in three…Read More >>

A bicycle-driven wagon rides through the streets near Kolkata, India. ASCE leaders recently traveled to India for a pilot program aimed at fostering new partnerships.
August 21, 2015

Now comes the fun part. ASCE’s new Global Strategy Council represents an exciting pivot between the Society’s international achievements up to now and those to come. The council will put into action several high-level goals set by the Global Strategy…Read More >>

The first section of structural steel for the new Tappan Zee Bridge’s westbound span was successfully installed by the I Lift NY super crane. PHOTO: New York State Thruway Authority
August 14, 2015

Come for the bridge. Stay for the crane. This year’s ASCE 2015 Convention, Oct. 10 through 14 in New York City, will include a technical tour of construction on the $3.9 billion replacement for the…Read More >>

The research team inches out along a precarious perch to measure discharge waters at Imja Lake. Photo: Daniel Byers
August 10, 2015

Daene McKinney has been to the high-mountain lakes of Nepal many times. Ten research trips in the last five years – but nothing could prepare him for this. “The first thing we run into are buildings…Read More >>

The project team tours McKinnell House as part of an information-gathering session.
August 7, 2015

Captain Diana Gomes knew from the time she arrived in Anchorage what she wanted to do. “I said, ‘First of all, I want to build a playground – but I need help,’” the Salvation Army…Read More >>

University of Florida teams won national titles in both concrete canoe and steel bridge in 2015.
July 28, 2015

Concrete canoes are heavy. Nothing, though, compared to the weight of expectations. Consider the situation – equal parts golden opportunity and pressure-packed problem – facing the University of Florida team as the ASCE National Concrete…Read More >>