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September 13, 2016

Ethics are integral to every decision, design, and service performed by civil engineers. A recent ASCE video series, sponsored by a United Engineering Foundation grant, explored four case studies in engineering ethics. Here are four…Read More >>

From left, Greg Sauter of Smart City Works, Nick DeNichilo of Mott MacDonald, Jason Magalen of HDR, and Jerry Buckwalter of Northrop Grumman talk during one of the 2016 Innovation Contest events.
September 9, 2016

It might sound trite to say the ASCE Innovation Contest is back, and it’s bigger and better. But it’s true – the ASCE Innovation Contest is back, and it is bigger and better. Fresh off…Read More >>

Members of the Baton Rouge Branch gut a flood-damaged house. PHOTO: Kirk Lowery
September 9, 2016

ASCE members continue to step up when their communities are down. Last month’s record-breaking floods in Baton Rouge, LA, inspired one member’s hands-on rescue efforts, and members of the Baton Rouge Branch have organized recovery…Read More >>

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ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
September 7, 2016

The public trusts civil engineers to protect their health, safety, and welfare. This special societal role requires integrity, trust, and excellence, which civil engineers demonstrate and maintain through professional licensure and continuing education throughout their…Read More >>

September 2, 2016

In the face of organized opposition from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), ASCE 7-16 Chair Ron Hamburger, S.E., P.E., SECB, F.SEI, is urging ASCE members to contact their local building officials to ask…Read More >>

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Dream Big Contest winner Rocio Rodriguez, P.E., M.ASCE, hangs out with the film's director Greg MacGillivray on Laguna Beach. PHOTO: Barbara MacGillivray
September 2, 2016

Rocio Rodriguez, one of three winners in ASCE’s Dream Big Contest, flew to California last week, bringing her family, to watch an early cut of ASCE’s forthcoming IMAX film, Dream Big: Engineering Wonders of the…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
September 29, 2016

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5303 the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 late yesterday afternoon by a vote of 399-25. The $11.5 billion bill authorizes over three dozen Army Corps of Engineers flood control, navigation and ecosystem restoration projects and studies across the country.  In addition to the base text reported out...

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September 28, 2016

Amendment 2 is a statewide ballot measure that will provide a dedicated source of funding to Alabama’s State Park System.  Preventing critical dollars received by the State Parks Fund and the State Parks Revolving Fund, from being diverted to other public accounts will ensure Alabamians have ample resources for the preservation and enhancement of park...

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September 27, 2016

From Memphis to Nashville, Tennessee is known for its influence in music. The state’s slogan boasts “America at its best.” However, according to the release of today’s Report Card for Tennessee’s Infrastructure many infrastructure areas aren’t at their best. The Report Card gave the state’s infrastructure a “C” GPA. But that average grade will not...

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September 21, 2016

Last year, 35,092 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in the United States, which averages out to 96 people per day. This represents a 7.2% increase in deaths from 2014, the largest percentage increase since 1966. While Americans drove more in 2015 than 2014 and statistically the more people drive, the more crashes there...

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