ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
October 11, 2016

Beginning this November, ASCE members will see the return of ASCE News as a print edition in their mail along with Civil Engineering magazine. Ten times a year, this eight-page quick-read will feature “local news”…Read More >>

October 6, 2016

The American National Standards Institute-accredited consensus standard ASCE 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, is slated for publication in early 2017 with a user-friendly online version available for the…Read More >>

A session about the ASCE Grand Challenge at the 2016 Convention in Portland put attendees to work, brainstorming innovative solutions to infrastructure problems. PHOTO: Jim Tkatch for ASCE
October 4, 2016

Are you in? Civil engineers around the world have begun taking a pledge to support the ASCE Grand Challenge and its goal of cutting infrastructure life-cycle costs in half by 2025. The ASCE 2016 Convention,…Read More >>

2017 ASCE President Norma Jean Mattei playfully wrests the ceremonial gavel from 2016 President Mark Woodson.  Photo by Jim Tkatch for ASCE
October 3, 2016

ASCE members got better acquainted with Norma Jean Mattei, the dedicated civil engineer, teacher, and mother, at the Society’s annual business meeting Friday during the ASCE 2016 Convention in Portland, OR. By the end of the…Read More >>

September 30, 2016

Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, has been busy the past couple of weeks preparing to be ASCE’s new president, but thrilled about what the future holds. “The future that I see is one where…Read More >>

September 30, 2016

With diversity a key theme at the ASCE 2016 Convention in Portland, OR, it was fitting that the Board of Direction meeting, at the outset of Convention week, welcomed the most diverse Board in Society…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
October 25, 2016

Over the past few weeks we’ve shared information about key infrastructure measures that will appear on a handful of statewide ballots. Now it’s time to look even closer to home at key questions that will be asked at the local level. Transportation funding, transit in particular, is a common ballot question this fall in major...


October 20, 2016

Earlier this week, the Center for American Progress(CAP) released a report on U.S. dams, Aging Dams and Clogged Rivers: An Infrastructure Plan for U.S. Waterways. The report makes the economic case for the need to increase investment in our infrastructure, citing ASCE’s Failure to Act economic study that found we’re currently paying about half our...


October 18, 2016

Question 6  is a statewide ballot measure that asks voters to consider whether the state may issue $100 million in bonds for transportation and other infrastructure projects. This is the third time in recent years that Maine voters will be asked to make a significant investment in the state. Each of the previous measures passed...


October 10, 2016

Proposition 53 is a statewide ballot measure that asks voters to consider whether the state may sell revenue bonds for projects expected to cost over $2 billion.  This ballot measure would specifically apply to all projects financed, owned, operated, or managed by the state as well as those of joint agencies formed between the state and...


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