Convention attendees enter the hall to view a rough cut of Dream Big.
Photo: Jim Tkatch for ASCE
September 29, 2016

The only thing missing was the paparazzi. The ASCE 2016 Convention got underway Wednesday night with a movie-premiere style opening welcome reception worthy of Hollywood’s finest. Members who walked the red carpet of the Oregon…Read More >>

September 29, 2016

ASCE and filmmakers MacGillivray Freeman screened a working version of the forthcoming giant-screen movie, Dream Big: Engineering Our World, at the opening welcome reception of the ASCE 2016 Convention in Portland, OR. Introducing himself and the…Read More >>

September 28, 2016

The Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s Runway and Associated Taxiways Reconstruction project received the Envision rating system’s Silver Award from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. This airport is the 19th project to receive an Envision award since…Read More >>

Roger Millar Jr.
September 27, 2016

Roger Millar Jr., P.E., F.ASCE, has done a little bit of everything throughout his four decades in civil engineering. He’s worked for big cities, little cities, counties, private firms, and not-for-profit organizations, and now he…Read More >>

September 22, 2016

The Kansas City Streetcar Project earned the Envision Platinum award for sustainable infrastructure from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. It is the first transit project, the first streetcar project, and the 17th project overall to…Read More >>

September 15, 2016

Civil engineers often ask me why it is so important to obtain your P.E. (professional engineering) license. There are many reasons why obtaining this prestigious credential is important. In this post, I will list 5…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
October 20, 2016

Earlier this week, the Center for American Progress(CAP) released a report on U.S. dams, Aging Dams and Clogged Rivers: An Infrastructure Plan for U.S. Waterways. The report makes the economic case for the need to increase investment in our infrastructure, citing ASCE’s Failure to Act economic study that found we’re currently paying about half our...


October 18, 2016

Question 6  is a statewide ballot measure that asks voters to consider whether the state may issue $100 million in bonds for transportation and other infrastructure projects. This is the third time in recent years that Maine voters will be asked to make a significant investment in the state. Each of the previous measures passed...


October 10, 2016

Proposition 53 is a statewide ballot measure that asks voters to consider whether the state may sell revenue bonds for projects expected to cost over $2 billion.  This ballot measure would specifically apply to all projects financed, owned, operated, or managed by the state as well as those of joint agencies formed between the state and...


October 05, 2016

For the last three months New Jersey transportation job sites have been mostly quiet.  Despite what’s traditionally the heat of summer construction season, shovels have been put down and heavy equipment silenced by the impasse between Governor Christie and leaders from the State Legislature. On September 30, Governor Christie, Senator Sweeney and Representative Prieto reached...


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