Marci Rossell
August 4, 2017

Money makes the civil engineering world go ’round. This much we know. So, it’s probably wise to listen to Marci Rossell, Ph.D., former chief economist for CNBC with experience in both the private (OppenheimerFunds) and…Read More >>

ASCE_Logo_Shield WEB FEAT
August 4, 2017

The ASCE Board of Direction voted unanimously at its July meeting to adopt new language in the Society’s Code of Ethics that expresses a professional obligation to provide fair and equal treatment for all. The…Read More >>

Christopher "Shoots" Veis knows public speaking isn't necessarily a natural gift for many civil engineers.
August 3, 2017

Speaking in front of groups doesn’t come naturally to most engineers, and for many, the idea of it inspires dread. Christopher A. (Shoots) Veis, P.E., M.ASCE, has been there, and in his new book for…Read More >>

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Inset from Harper's Weekly illustration explaining Eads' jetties
July 28, 2017

July marks the anniversary of the certification of navigability for the Eads South Pass Navigation Works. The completion of the South Pass Navigation Works opened a channel at the mouth of the Mississippi River that…Read More >>

The Kansas City Streetcar has helped transform the downtown Kansas City area. PHOTO: HDR
July 27, 2017

There is a simple, tangible way to understand the positive change forged by the Kansas City Downtown Streetcar – it’s in the parking lot that was and is no longer. Right along the streetcar corridor,…Read More >>

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Landmarks WEB FEAT
July 25, 2017

Many ASCE members are making civil engineering history and heritage part of their vacation plans this summer. In celebration of the Visit ASCE Landmarks campaign, Society members have been posting and tagging photos of their…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
August 16, 2017

On Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order (EO) on infrastructure permitting, titled Presidential Executive Order on Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review and Permitting Process for Infrastructure. The EO aims to reduce permitting time, which in the past took an average of seven years, and will now be condensed into an average...

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August 08, 2017

Public-private partnerships (P3s) are increasingly becoming a recognized and tapped tool in the toolbox to fund infrastructure investments. While the early adopter states have many P3 ventures under their belts, others are still navigating the process of how to structure an effective P3. To help further the conversation, the National Conference of State Legislatures released...

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August 01, 2017

It’s been 10 years since a bridge carrying Interstate 35 West over the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145 more. The eight-lane bridge was Minnesota’s third busiest, carrying 140,000 people a day.  Its failure opened many people’s eyes to the danger of taking our infrastructure for granted and led...

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July 31, 2017

In an effort to raise the Dams grade, which received a “D” in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, ASCE and the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) spent two days on Capitol Hill last week advocating for funding the High Hazard Potential Dam Rehabilitation Program and the National Dam Safety Program (NDSP) – programs...

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