November 17, 2016

Meet Rocio Rodriguez, P.E., M.ASCE, a structural engineer for Siemens in Orlando, FL. Rodriguez was one of three winners of ASCE’s Dream Big Contest last spring. Her prize was a trip to California in August to…Read More >>

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Leon Grant, left, and Marcellus Pitts have helped turn the Marietta High School ASCE Civil Engineering Club and Pre-Engineering program into a massive success. PHOTO: Leon Grant
November 16, 2016

Marietta, Georgia: where civil engineering meets swag. The ASCE Civil Engineering Club at Marietta High School and the Marietta City Schools Pre-Engineering Pipeline program have been exciting students about the career possibilities, and their achievements…Read More >>

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November 16, 2016

As recent Envision-designated projects have shown, the possibilities for sustainability in civil engineering are endless. Whether it’s a streetcar that can sustainably connect communities or a park that uses art to recycle pond water, Envision…Read More >>

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November 16, 2016

Yes, every civil engineer should learn about business development. That concludes this post… Just kidding. First of all, let me define business development for those civil engineers who are not familiar with the term. The…Read More >>

ASCE member and Dream Big star Menzer Pehlivan seen through the camera's eye during the webcast at the Maryland Science Center.
November 10, 2016

Zion Blocker carried his gumdrop castle across the room careful not to crush the toothpick walls – or lose any of the candy. The 11-year-old from Baltimore, MD, was one of several students to take…Read More >>

November 9, 2016

The Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority’s (BJWSA) Hardeeville Water Reclamation Facility (HWRF) expansion project received the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision Bronze award. The project is the first to win an Envision award in…Read More >>

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December 07, 2016

Congressional negotiators released a newly rebranded water infrastructure bill this week after months of hashing out differences between their respective Water Resources Development Acts (S.2848 and H.R.5303) that each chamber passed earlier this year. The new bill, dubbed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act or WIIN Act not only includes a traditional Army...

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December 05, 2016

This Sunday was the one year anniversary of the signing of the FAST Act, the five-year federal surface transportation authorization. The law authorizes federal funding for highways, bridges, transit systems and railroads. The passage of the FAST Act was a victory for proponents of infrastructure and everyday Americans who use it. It provided a small...

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December 02, 2016

With plans for Congress to adjourn at the end of next week, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 is still waiting for final passage. The bill is being conferenced by the House and Senate, which has been making good progress on a compromised bill that incorporates parts of each chamber’s version of WRDA. However,...

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December 01, 2016

Over the past three years, 17 states have increased their gas tax to generate additional revenue for surface transportation.  In almost every state the recent increase was the first in nearly two decades.  Even with the passages of last year’s FAST Act, states are still facing uncertainty when it comes to funding sources.  Cars are...

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