July 24, 2017

ASCE presents nearly 100 Society awards every year, recognizing civil engineers who advance the profession either through achievement or published papers. The most recent Society awards are: • Avery Louise Bang, EI, A.M.ASCE, and Menzer…Read More >>

July 20, 2017

So, you are signed up for an upcoming civil engineering conference, and now it’s time to start putting together a plan to ensure that you get the most out of the event. I know what…Read More >>

July 20, 2017

For now, Robin Kemper has the rather cumbersome title of ASCE President-Elect-Elect. It’ll get streamlined this fall when she assumes the role of 2018 President-Elect at the ASCE 2017 Convention in New Orleans, forming an…Read More >>

PHOTO: Miller Hull
July 17, 2017

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure awarded Envision Gold to the University of Washington’s West Campus Utility Plant in Seattle. The project is among the first higher education buildings in the United States to receive an…Read More >>

EMI President and 2017 Conference Co-Chair J.S. Chen presents Stanford Ph.D. candidate Emma Lejeune as the winner of the conference's computational mechanics student poster competition.
July 14, 2017

You wouldn’t blame Emma Lejeune if she conjured up the entire conversation in her imagination. Lots of long hours alone in the office staring at computer screens and your mind starts playing tricks on you….Read More >>

The Lake Borgne Surge Barrier. PHOTO: New Orleans U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
July 12, 2017

With the ASCE 2017 Convention in New Orleans this fall, ASCE President Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, has the unique opportunity of welcoming attendees to her hometown. New Orleans faces significant challenges as…Read More >>

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August 16, 2017

On Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order (EO) on infrastructure permitting, titled Presidential Executive Order on Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review and Permitting Process for Infrastructure. The EO aims to reduce permitting time, which in the past took an average of seven years, and will now be condensed into an average...


August 08, 2017

Public-private partnerships (P3s) are increasingly becoming a recognized and tapped tool in the toolbox to fund infrastructure investments. While the early adopter states have many P3 ventures under their belts, others are still navigating the process of how to structure an effective P3. To help further the conversation, the National Conference of State Legislatures released...


August 01, 2017

It’s been 10 years since a bridge carrying Interstate 35 West over the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145 more. The eight-lane bridge was Minnesota’s third busiest, carrying 140,000 people a day.  Its failure opened many people’s eyes to the danger of taking our infrastructure for granted and led...


July 31, 2017

In an effort to raise the Dams grade, which received a “D” in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, ASCE and the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) spent two days on Capitol Hill last week advocating for funding the High Hazard Potential Dam Rehabilitation Program and the National Dam Safety Program (NDSP) – programs...


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