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June 15, 2017

This week, ASCE publishes its signature standard, ASCE/SEI 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures. It is the first update to the essential resource in nearly seven years. “ASCE 7…Read More >>

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June 14, 2017

The 2017 ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition celebrates its 30th year when teams convene on the Colorado School of Mines this weekend in Golden, CO. Take a look back on three decades of history, fierce…Read More >>

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June 14, 2017

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure awarded Envision Silver to the Dixon Wastewater Treatment Facility, in Dixon, CA. The City of Dixon’s Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements project is the culmination of years of collaboration between the…Read More >>

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Ed Thometz found his dream job as a bridge inspector.
June 9, 2017

Taka Kimura, P.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE, is a lead bridge engineer for CH2M in Honolulu, HI. Active in ASCE, he is a member of the Structural Engineering Institute’s Public Relations Committee, for which he has written…Read More >>

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The Willow Run Tri-Level Bridges received the Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Award at the recent Lansing-Jackson Branch Awards Banquet. PHOTO: Therese Kline
June 9, 2017

The Michigan Section’s Lansing-Jackson Branch recently hosted its inaugural Awards Banquet and Scholarship Fundraising Event. The awards included: • Northern Concrete Pipe Inc. for the 40-Day Fix culvert-replacement work – Quality of Life Award •…Read More >>

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ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
June 9, 2017

For the first time, we will release our flagship U.S. building codes, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE/SEI 7-16), in an easy-to-use online platform. This represents a giant leap…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
June 23, 2017

With just over three months to go before the Federal Aviation Administration’s authorization expires, and a “D” grade for aviation in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, the House and Senate committees released their bills yesterday to reauthorize the agency. The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s bill, H.R. 2997, will be the more controversial of the...

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June 15, 2017

Many state legislatures have already adjourned their session until 2018 while others are nearing the halfway point. Now is a good time to review what progress has been made on infrastructure issues. Despite mixed outcomes, transportation was once again at the top of the “to do lists” of many legislative chambers in 2017. Five states...

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June 13, 2017

Yesterday 253 congressmen sent a letter to the leadership of the House Ways & Means Committee asking that a long-term fix for Highway Trust Fund be included in their tax reform efforts. “As the Committee on Ways and Means continues to work toward a much-needed update of the U.S. tax code, you have an opportunity...

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June 09, 2017

Capping off his Administration’s ‘Infrastructure Week,’ President Trump held an event this morning on permitting reform at the U.S. Department of Transportation. President Trump, joined by Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke, met with heads of state departments of transportation and then addressed a group of transportation officials and stakeholders....

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