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July 1, 2015

June marks the month when construction began on the Cape Cod Canal in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. The idea of constructing a canal to eliminate the costly and dangerous sea trip around the Massachusetts peninsula of…Read More >>

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July 1, 2015

Few countries exist in which humans have exerted a greater influence in shaping the landscape than the Netherlands. Winner of the 2008 ASCE Civil Engineering History and Heritage Award, Robert J. Hoeksema, Ph.D., M.ASCE, will…Read More >>

ASCE News

June 29, 2015

Pursuant to the Rules of Policy and Procedure 7.3, the ASCE membership is hereby notified the following vacancies will be available on the 2016 election ballot for terms beginning in FY 2017.  For information on…Read More >>

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Brooklyn Bridge
June 26, 2015

All civil engineers know of the legendary Roebling family, but do you know how family dynamics shaped their contributions to the field? The Roeblings’ wire rope is still at work in today’s suspension bridges, high-rise…Read More >>

President's Perspective

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June 24, 2015

About a month ago, I spoke to the Student Chapter at the American University in Dubai. I asked the students, “Was there a time that you thought you might not want to be a civil…Read More >>

The Emerging Engineer

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June 21, 2015

From the construction of the first steel framed high rise building in Chicago in 1885 to the Empire State Building in 1931, 10 towers held for some time the distinction as world’s tallest. Then it…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 27, 2015

Two weeks ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would fund federal transportation projects through mid-December to avoid the July 31 legislative deadline.  While this would divert a summer construction catastrophe, delaying Congressional agreement on a multi-year path forward is not an ideal option because short-term extensions make it difficult to plan...

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 24, 2015

With one week left until the Highway Trust Fund expires, the Senate is kicking it into high gear to agree on a long-term surface transportation bill, even when it means working weekends. ASCE supports swift passage of the bill the Senate is currently considering, which includes, at its core, ASCE’s favored legislation the DRIVE Act,...

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 23, 2015

The challenges our infrastructure faces are chronicled frequently on this blog and in the media. The Highway Trust Fund heading toward insolvency (again). Water main breaks occurring every two minutes. Congested roadways causing us each to lose time and waste gas. But that’s only half the story. Today, we released our new Infrastructure #GameChangers report,...

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 20, 2015

  Last Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to extend highway and transit programs until December 18, 2015 on a 312-119 vote. The House bill granted a $8.1 billion boost the Highway trust Fund (HTF) to keep it solvent past the looming July 31 deadline. This extension will fund surface transportation projects through the...

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