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A bicycle-driven wagon rides through the streets near Kolkata, India. ASCE leaders recently traveled to India for a pilot program aimed at fostering new partnerships.
August 21, 2015

Now comes the fun part. ASCE’s new Global Strategy Council represents an exciting pivot between the Society’s international achievements up to now and those to come. The council will put into action several high-level goals set by the Global Strategy…Read More >>

The Emerging Engineer

August 14, 2015

You don’t need to be a math wiz to be an engineer. If you passed calculus with a C, congrats! You have met the bar. Now sell back those math books, because there’s a good…Read More >>

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The first section of structural steel for the new Tappan Zee Bridge’s westbound span was successfully installed by the I Lift NY super crane. PHOTO: New York State Thruway Authority
August 14, 2015

Come for the bridge. Stay for the crane. This year’s ASCE 2015 Convention, Oct. 10 through 14 in New York City, will include a technical tour of construction on the $3.9 billion replacement for the…Read More >>

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The research team inches out along a precarious perch to measure discharge waters at Imja Lake. Photo: Daniel Byers
August 10, 2015

Daene McKinney has been to the high-mountain lakes of Nepal many times. Ten research trips in the last five years – but nothing could prepare him for this. “The first thing we run into are buildings…Read More >>

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The project team tours McKinnell House as part of an information-gathering session.
August 7, 2015

Captain Diana Gomes knew from the time she arrived in Anchorage what she wanted to do. “I said, ‘First of all, I want to build a playground – but I need help,’” the Salvation Army…Read More >>

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August 3, 2015

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin Last month, I attended an ExCEEd Teaching Workshop at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers,…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure

August 28, 2015

This weekend’s 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is an enduring reminder of the importance of infrastructure, and the need for increased investment to properly maintain it. As the anniversary neared, many media outlets recounted the damages of Katrina in light of the need for a sound flood protection plan in many coastal cities. ASCE’s Managing...

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Save America's Infrastructure

August 21, 2015

In these last weeks of August, while Congress is on recess, there has been a great deal of dialogue and action among states regarding their need to fund their local transportation needs. This week, AP released an article expressing states’ reactions to the lack of federal funding for state transportation projects. Several states are taking...

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Save America's Infrastructure

August 19, 2015

The United States has more than two million miles of paved roads. Maintenance is a continual issue for local and state transportation agencies, but new pavements being developed are more sustainable, less costly, and yield other benefits such as capturing stormwater runoff. There are several innovative pavement types that are gaining traction, including: Porous pavements:...

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Save America's Infrastructure

August 14, 2015

Football season has unofficially launched, and hopefully from now on punts will remain on the field and outside of Congress. While Congress is back home for summer recess, many states are expressing their opinions about the lack of federal funding as more infrastructure needs rise to the surface. In Nebraska, Senator Deb Fischer and Transportation...

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