The Portland Head Light is the oldest lighthouse in Maine.
January 31, 2017

January marks the anniversary of the first lighting of the Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, ME. Of 65 historical lighthouses still standing along 5,000 miles of Maine’s coastline, inlets, and islands, 57 of the…Read More >>

January 30, 2017

My studies and experience convince me that the trajectory of our professional and personal lives will be heavily influenced by our brain literacy; that is, what we know about our brain, how we apply what…Read More >>

January 27, 2017

Annually since 2003, the ASCE New Faces of Civil Engineering – Professional program has selected a group of civil engineers under 30 already accomplishing great things. These civil engineers don’t excel in merely one aspect…Read More >>

Bill Brittle
January 27, 2017

It was only right that Bill Brittle got his first glimpse of Dream Big at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ. Brittle, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, an ASCE Region 2 Governor who worked at…Read More >>

Members of the Orange County YMF visit the Lyon Air Museum as part of a History and Heritage Night. Courtesy OC YMF
January 27, 2017

The Orange County Younger Member Forum recently enjoyed a History and Heritage Student Night at Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana, CA, that included a career fair, introductions of past presidents, Student Chapter presentations, and…Read More >>

January 25, 2017

Civil engineers working in construction often ask this question. There is not a catch-all answer here, but the short answer is you must be persistent in finding ways to do design work in your job….Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
February 17, 2017

Romantic dates, the Grammy awards and celebrating black history are not the only milestones of this week; the Oroville dam crisis in California and the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)’s 2017 national bridge report are drawing equal media attention. The recent Oroville dam crisis in California, captured by sources like National Geographic, Los...


February 16, 2017

Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security convened their first hearing of the 115th Congress. “Moving America: Stakeholder Perspectives on our Multimodal Transportation System” was billed as an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss strategies for improving the efficiency and safety of the nation’s multimodal freight network. In...


February 13, 2017

When it comes to infrastructure funding, peer pressure isn’t a bad thing. Over the last several years 19 states have taken it upon themselves to generate new revenue to fund their surface transportation infrastructure. While 2016 session did not rise to match the flurry of activity seen in 2015, and years prior, many states did...


February 10, 2017

When it comes to our nation’s infrastructure needs, nobody is unaffected. While lawmakers may  authorize funding, the conditions of local roads, bridges and transit impact all Americans.. To make the best decisions with limited funding dollars many state DOTs and other infrastructure owners are seeking community input for improving infrastructure. In Arizona, the Arizona Department...


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