Perspectives

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February 7, 2018

ASCE Life Member Daniel L. Dornan, P.E., M.ASCE, is a special assistant to the director of the Prince George’s County (MD) Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement, a department he helped develop and launch in…Read More >>

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January 31, 2018

Gyan Shrivastava, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, received his civil engineering education at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, Imperial College in London, and the University of the West Indies in Trinidad. He is a Chartered…Read More >>

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January 25, 2018

If you’ve been even the least bit active in ASCE during the last few years, then you’ve probably seen Elizabeth Ruedas, P.E., QISP, ENV SP, M.ASCE. A project engineer for CNC Engineering, shuttling between offices…Read More >>

ASCE's Younger Members are the future leaders of the push for sustainable infrastructure. PHOTO: Jaffer Almosawy
August 11, 2017

Elizabeth Ruedas, P.E., QISP, ENV SP, M.ASCE, is a project engineer for CNC Engineering in the City of Industry, CA, and the program chair for ASCE’s Committee on Younger Members. She will be moderating two…Read More >>

The Lake Borgne Surge Barrier. PHOTO: New Orleans U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
July 12, 2017

With the ASCE 2017 Convention in New Orleans this fall, ASCE President Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, has the unique opportunity of welcoming attendees to her hometown. New Orleans faces significant challenges as…Read More >>

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January 30, 2017

My studies and experience convince me that the trajectory of our professional and personal lives will be heavily influenced by our brain literacy; that is, what we know about our brain, how we apply what…Read More >>

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October 20, 2016

Brent Darnell, Aff.M.ASCE, is president and owner of Atlanta-based Brent Darnell International. For more information, email brent@brentdarnell.com or visit brentdarnell.com. The long-standing issue of diversity and inclusion is reaching a tipping point. I have attended…Read More >>

President Mark Woodson and Executive Director Tom Smith stand atop the newly dedicated international historic landmark Cape Agulhas Lighthouse in South Africa.
July 6, 2016

The past 10 months have brought clear and unmistakable statements from organizations at the heart of licensure: The future education of P.E.s can’t remain stuck in a century-old holding pattern. At its recent annual meeting…Read More >>

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June 7, 2016

As part of our newly coordinated global strategy to more aggressively advance ASCE’s goals internationally, Executive Director Tom Smith and I traveled to South Africa, to meet with leaders to discuss a myriad of different…Read More >>

January 28, 2016

Recently a few states have considered doing away with professional licensure. Those pushing the concept that licensure is an unnecessary barrier to employment fail to recognize the crucial role professional licensure plays in protecting the…Read More >>