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January 28, 2016

It started with a paper. It spawned a movement. Dan Frangopol took pride in “Life-Cycle Cost Design of Deteriorating Structures,” written with two of his former Ph.D. advisees, Kai-Yung Lin and Allen C. Estes and published…Read More >>

President's Perspective

January 28, 2016

Recently a few states have considered doing away with professional licensure. Those pushing the concept that licensure is an unnecessary barrier to employment fail to recognize the crucial role professional licensure plays in protecting the…Read More >>

Sustainable Engineering

The Denver Light Rail system is an example of progressive infrastructure, according to Bill Wallace. PHOTO: Jeffrey Beall
January 22, 2016

It’s not difficult to notice that Bill Wallace, ENV SP, M.ASCE, is a man of passion. Listen to him talk for two minutes about the importance of building sustainably in the modern world and it’s…Read More >>

ASCE News

Chris Traylor checks out the top of the Huey P. Long  Superstructure. PHOTO: Traylor Bros.
January 21, 2016

Risk is a subjective in civil engineering. What some consider too much, others see as worth the potential reward. Traylor Bros. Inc. – and its co-president, Chris Traylor, M.ASCE – is among those who embrace risk and reap the…Read More >>

The Emerging Engineer

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January 20, 2016

Civil engineers are in demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. As…Read More >>

ASCE News

January 15, 2016

At ASCE’s Sustainability Summit, the message was clear – the world needs civil engineers’ help, and it needs it now. “I call them the holders of the keys,” said Ron Sims, former U.S. Housing and Urban…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure

Save America's Infrastructure

February 12, 2016

Recent events, including water main breaks, have renewed attention in our nation’s pipes, sewers, and dams and this week Members of Congress focused on different aspects of our water delivery and water resources infrastructure. Representatives Earl Blumenauer, John Duncan and Richard Hanna introduced the Water Investment Trust Fund Act, a bipartisan bill that will provide...

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Save America's Infrastructure

February 11, 2016

Just a week after the House held a discussion on what a new Water Resources Develop Act (WRDA) should look like, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing Wednesday to kick off that chambers work on the legislation. Opting for a more formal setting than the House roundtable approach, the Senate...

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Save America's Infrastructure

February 08, 2016

Established by President Lyndon Johnson, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is now celebrating 50 years of making transportation safer for the traveling public. This month marked the 50th anniversary, where USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx and six former USDOT Secretaries gathered together in D.C. to share the changes they’ve seen in transportation since the department...

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Save America's Infrastructure

February 05, 2016

This week improving our nation’s aviation and water infrastructure were the focus of conversation on Capitol Hill. With a new aviation reform bill, the Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act, proposed to Congress, the nation’s aviation needs are receiving some attention that’s long overdue. According to the bill’s author, Rep. Bill Shuster, two-thirds of...

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