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MatteiPresElect16
June 3, 2015

ASCE’s 2016 president-elect elect is Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, M.COPRI, M.ASCE, chosen by a majority of Society members in a month-long officers election that concluded June 1. Mattei will be inducted at the ASCE Annual Business Meeting in October…Read More >>

President's Perspective

President Stevens with Dr. Sameh El-Sayeh and Majed Shoman
June 2, 2015

I’m back from my second trip to the United Arab Emirates in three months where I presented at a global project management conference and visited two UAE universities. This hosted trip began at the American…Read More >>

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testing the load
June 2, 2015

The Kansas City Convention Center may be like the convention center in your town: a big, wide-open space with concrete floors, a truss support roof, and the steady hum from the metal halide lights. But…Read More >>

Promote the Profession

May 29, 2015

May marks the anniversary month of the opening of the Empire State Building, the New York City icon that revolutionized the construction of tall buildings. Construction of the 102-story edifice began in 1930 and was…Read More >>

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UF's winning bridge swings into actin.  Photo:  T. Bart Quimby
May 28, 2015

  Ka–chunk. That’s the sound of a failing bridge, one you do not want to hear during the finals of the annual ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC). Of the 48 teams that traveled…Read More >>

ASCE News

May 28, 2015

Civil engineers from around the world will come to New York City Oct. 11-14 for the ASCE 2015 Convention, and excitement is building for the opportunity to hear from a variety of thought-provoking speakers. Three…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure

Save America's Infrastructure

July 01, 2015

Contributed by Jason Magalen, P.E., M.ASCE, Oregon Section ASCE President 2014-2015 Oregon has a history of being a trailblazer when it comes to funding the cost of surface transportation. It was the first state to enact a fuel tax back in 1919 and didn’t stop there.  Over the decades the state has completed a number of studies...

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 01, 2015

“Test your Infrastructure I.Q.” is a quiz to help you learn more about our nation’s infrastructure. The quiz is a fun, interactive tool and covers 16 frameworks of American infrastructure: energy, schools, public parks & recreation, transit, roads, rail, ports, inland waterways, bridges, aviation, wastewater, solid waste, levees, hazardous waste, drinking water and dams. If...

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Save America's Infrastructure

June 29, 2015

The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) was set up in 1956 to fund the build and maintain a transportation network nationwide. Today, it is the national bank account for roads, bridges and transit that reimburses states for eligible projects. Inaction by Congress has put the Highway Trust Fund in jeopardy, and with a month left before...

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Save America's Infrastructure

June 26, 2015

With a new surface transportation re-authorization bill on the table, the process to pass a long-term bill before Congress’ July 31 deadline is materializing. This week the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed a six-year, $278 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill called the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act....

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