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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 >>

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 >>

Transit authority teams replace a train switch in a subway tunnel damaged by Hurricane Sandy floodwaters. A short course at the ASCE 2015 Convention explores New York's response to Sandy and emergency preparedness overall.
September 11, 2015

With so many professional development hours available to earn at the ASCE 2015 Convention, attending civil engineers may need to take up a different field of expertise – cloning. “You might want to be in two…Read More >>

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 >>