ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
January 6, 2017

The wait is almost over for the giant-screen film Dream Big: Engineering Our World. The giant-screen film, presented by Bechtel and produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films in partnership with ASCE, premieres Feb. 15 at the…Read More >>

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January 6, 2017

Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, Anne Bigane Wilson has weathered more than her fair share of harsh winters, which wouldn’t be so bad except that she is an asphalt paving contractor. “It gets…Read More >>

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January 5, 2017

I am really glad that a civil engineer recently asked me this question because I think the answer can have a profound effect on the career of a civil engineer. How important is it to…Read More >>

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December 30, 2016

New Year’s resolutions are tricky things. It’s easy to say you want to eat less and exercise more this year. One week in, those plans usually fall by the wayside. But what about New Year’s…Read More >>

Avery Bang, EI, A.M.ASCE, is the president and CEO of Bridges to Prosperity. She is one of the engineers featured in Dream Big.
December 16, 2016

If last week’s pilot event is an indication, Dream Big and DiscoverE’s Girls Night Out program will be a dream combination. With a series of activities developed around the giant-screen film Dream Big: Engineering Our World, a Girls…Read More >>

A group of ASCE members participated in the recent Emerging Leaders Alliance conference.
December 15, 2016

Civil engineers need to hone their abilities to read people and communicate – the so-called soft skills, says Brent Darnell, Aff.M.ASCE, president and owner of Atlanta-based Brent Darnell International. “These skills are no longer just…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
January 13, 2017

Winter, also known as pothole season, is here and roads remain beleaguered. Fortunately, many states throughout the nation and both ends of the political spectrum are considering gas taxes increases as viable options to fund infrastructure. According to a recent report by TRIP, the average American driver spends $523 in extra vehicle operation and maintenance...

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January 09, 2017

By the end of this week 40 states will have begun their legislative sessions.  With it comes the pomp and circumstance of swearing in ceremonies, gubernatorial inaugurations, committee assignments and, most importantly, settling in to do great work for the people of their state. As we’ve previously looked at states gearing up to make major...

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January 06, 2017

The first week of 2017 has brought new examples of the need to upgrade our infrastructure as Congress and several states return to session and roll up their sleeves to make infrastructure a priority. While the new administration committed to make infrastructure investment a priority, the timeline of a new bill is still unknown. According...

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January 05, 2017

The Infrastructure Report Card evaluates the progress (and sometimes regress) of the nation’s infrastructure over a four-year period. As ASCE prepares to release its next Report Card on March 9, here are some of the most notable accomplishments that have happened since 2013, including many that were identified as ways to “raise the grade” in...

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