December 15, 2016

I recently got an interesting question from a civil engineer who owns a small civil engineering company. I will call him Joe to keep him anonymous and let you know that his business consists of…Read More >>

December 15, 2016

December is the anniversary month for both the birth and death of Gustave Eiffel, best known for the tower in Paris that bears his name and the armature for the Statue of Liberty. Alexandre Gustave…Read More >>

ASCE member Menzer Pehlivan is one of the stars of Dream Big, the forthcoming giant-screen film that will inspire outreach at museums and schools around the world.
December 9, 2016

Visitors to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh won’t have to look far for an example of Dream Big engineering in 2017. Carnegie began construction this week that will culminate in a new four-story science…Read More >>

December 8, 2016

The votes are in and counted, and the preliminary news is good for ASCE 7-16. Governmental members of the International Code Council voted to adopt ASCE 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings…Read More >>

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December 8, 2016

Civil engineering is problem-solving. Innovation is creative problem-solving. Simple as that, right? Not so much. But to hear Frank Moon talk about innovation, one certainly gets the feeling that solving massive civil engineering problems is…Read More >>

Ohio River Bridge aerial view (Photo Courtesy WVB East End Partners)
December 5, 2016

The Ohio River Bridge–East End Crossing (ORB-EEC) project, a long-planned collaboration between Indiana and Kentucky, earned the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision Platinum award. When completed, the ORB-EEC project will address cross-river mobility challenges…Read More >>

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January 13, 2017

Winter, also known as pothole season, is here and roads remain beleaguered. Fortunately, many states throughout the nation and both ends of the political spectrum are considering gas taxes increases as viable options to fund infrastructure. According to a recent report by TRIP, the average American driver spends $523 in extra vehicle operation and maintenance...


January 09, 2017

By the end of this week 40 states will have begun their legislative sessions.  With it comes the pomp and circumstance of swearing in ceremonies, gubernatorial inaugurations, committee assignments and, most importantly, settling in to do great work for the people of their state. As we’ve previously looked at states gearing up to make major...


January 06, 2017

The first week of 2017 has brought new examples of the need to upgrade our infrastructure as Congress and several states return to session and roll up their sleeves to make infrastructure a priority. While the new administration committed to make infrastructure investment a priority, the timeline of a new bill is still unknown. According...


January 05, 2017

The Infrastructure Report Card evaluates the progress (and sometimes regress) of the nation’s infrastructure over a four-year period. As ASCE prepares to release its next Report Card on March 9, here are some of the most notable accomplishments that have happened since 2013, including many that were identified as ways to “raise the grade” in...


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