Two student chapter presidents meet – Nathan from Purdue University and Tongji University’s Dehui Lin.
May 19, 2016

Wednesday, May 18 Today I ventured to Tongji University, in the northern part of Shanghai, to visit with members of the Tongji University ASCE Student Chapter. The students greeted me at the metro station, and…Read More >>

James Buchanan Eads PHOTO: Library of Congress
May 17, 2016

May is the anniversary of the birth of noted civil engineer and inventor James Buchanan Eads, best known for his triple-arch steel bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Louis, MO. Born in Lawrenceburg, IN,…Read More >>

Nathan visited the Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou.
May 17, 2016

Monday, May 16 Today started out with a ride on one of China’s high-speed bullet trains. Topping out at nearly 280 kilometers per hour (174 mph), the train was comfortable and surprisingly smooth for such…Read More >>

Nathan stands in front of the Shanghai Maglev train.
May 16, 2016

Sunday, May 15 I never would have believed that a simple dream would lead me to Shanghai, halfway around the world. Throughout my trip to Shanghai, I will write a series of blog posts, in…Read More >>

light bulb WEB FEAT
May 12, 2016

Brent Darnell, Aff.M.ASCE, is president and owner of Brent Darnell International in Atlanta. Both author and presenter, Darnell presented at the ASCE 2015 Convention in New York and took part in the Young Professional Leadership…Read More >>

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FailuretoAct2016 WEB FEAT
May 10, 2016

ASCE’s Failure to Act report estimates that continued underinvestment in infrastructure will cost each U.S. family $3,400 a year over the next decade.

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Save America's Infrastructure
May 20, 2016

With Infrastructure Week raising awareness of the important role our roads, bridges, transit and water infrastructure play, this week’s news headlines have been powerful reminders of our need for further action. ASCE’s Failure to Act economic report continues to garner news headlines, emphasizing our infrastructure investment needs. CNBC, and C-SPAN covered the economic impact of...

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May 18, 2016

The message that #InfrastructureMatters made its way to Capitol Hill today, as American business, labor, citizen groups, and more met with members of Congress and their staffs. Mid-day, the group took a break from Infrastructure Week Advocacy Day meetings to come together at a congressional briefing. Building America’s Future Co-Chair Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) started...

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May 13, 2016

With Infrastructure Week around the corner, the release of ASCE’s most recent Failure to Act economic study, and more state action towards addressing infrastructure needs, this week has been significant for infrastructure awareness. Infrastructure Week is May 16-23, and will call attention to why #InfrastructureMatters through events, media coverage, and education and advocacy efforts. And...

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May 12, 2016

There’s a great line up of events happening for Infrastructure Week! See what’s happening near you! Infrastructure Week Calendar of Events Saturday, May 14 Event Location Organizer 9:30 am – 12:00 pm WTS-DC: Complete Streets Bike Tour of Arlington, VA Arlington VA Women’s Transportation Seminar – DC Chapter 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Boston Infrastructure...

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