Flood waters remain high in Carolina, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria slammed the island. PHOTO: Dept. of Defense
September 29, 2017

Jennifer M. Aponte Rivera, A.M.ASCE, grew up in Puerto Rico and graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez in 2016. She now lives in northern Virginia and works as a civil engineer for the…Read More >>

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The Industry Leaders Forum at the ASCE 2017 Convention will address lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina.
September 29, 2017

The list of teachers is evergrowing – Ike, Sandy, Irene, Harvey, Irma, Maria. And with the ASCE 2017 Convention in New Orleans next month, the setting is ideal to consider lessons learned from one teacher…Read More >>

ASCE President-Elect Kristina Swallow helped honor the Duluth Aerial Ferry/Lift Bridge as an ASCE Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
September 21, 2017

It was a big ASCE week in Duluth, MN. The city hosted the 2017 ASCE Congress on Technical Advancement, Sept. 10-13, drawing civil engineers from around the world. The Duluth Section, meanwhile, celebrated its centennial…Read More >>

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ASCE leaders compare notes at the 2017 Presidents and Governors Forum.  PHOTO: Leader Training Committee
September 21, 2017

Kwame Agyare knows a thing or two about leadership. The incoming Region 9 Director has served in numerous leadership positions for ASCE – Phoenix Branch president, Region 9 governor, and Region 9 Raise the Bar…Read More >>

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September 21, 2017

I had the honor of speaking at the Seattle ASCE Younger Member Forum this week. It was a pleasure to speak to such a motivated group of young civil engineers. The topic I discussed was…Read More >>

Soldiers with the Florida Army National Guard's 20th Special Forces Group go door-to-door in the Jacksonville area near Ortega Island, performing search-and-rescue missions in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. PHOTO: Dept. of Defense
September 15, 2017

Resilience takes many forms. Interconnected city systems. Smart infrastructure. Or, in the case of Florida’s Nassau County last week – amateur “ham” radio. As Hurricane Irma lashed the county with rain and wind, ASCE Fellow…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
October 23, 2017

This month marks the 24th anniversary of the federal gas tax’s outdated 18.4-cent rate enacted on October 1st, 1993.  First established in 1932, the gas tax goes toward the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) – the federal fund that pays for bridges, roads, and transit. The federal gas tax rate has been raised numerous times since...

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October 12, 2017

Take a moment to think about your daily routine. Upon waking up, you head to the bathroom, and brush your teeth as you turn on the shower.  You put on a pot of coffee, and boil water to make breakfast. Later in the day you go to the gym, and after running you head to...

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September 28, 2017

The Jetsons’ world of driverless cars may someday be a reality and the technology industry is laser-focused on getting us there sooner rather than later. As private industry innovates, decision-makers in Washington are grappling with how best to regulate the autonomous vehicle (AV) landscape while retaining an emphasis on both safety and innovation. To spur...

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September 27, 2017

Within the past month, major hurricanes hit Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico, two earthquakes only days apart, led to the loss of over 100 lives and the destruction of massive amounts of infrastructure in Mexico, and hundreds of thousands of acres of land have burned in the Pacific Northwest from wildfires. These events coincided with...

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