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Brooklyn Bridge
June 26, 2015

All civil engineers know of the legendary Roebling family, but do you know how family dynamics shaped their contributions to the field? The Roeblings’ wire rope is still at work in today’s suspension bridges, high-rise…Read More >>

President's Perspective

Photo by Matias Volonte
June 24, 2015

About a month ago, I spoke to the Student Chapter at the American University in Dubai. I asked the students, “Was there a time that you thought you might not want to be a civil…Read More >>

The Emerging Engineer

Empire State Building, New York. By Lamb and Johnson
June 21, 2015

From the construction of the first steel framed high rise building in Chicago in 1885 to the Empire State Building in 1931, 10 towers held for some time the distinction as world’s tallest. Then it…Read More >>

ASCE News

June 18, 2015

Balancing future needs for engineered infrastructure with the risks posed by the effects of climate change on long-term engineering projects is a dilemma for civil engineers according to a new publication from ASCE’s Committee on…Read More >>

The Leadership Imperative

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June 11, 2015

Informed by my education and practice experience, I know that many engineers participate in the visual and performing arts. For example, while working as an engineering dean, my office collected and analyzed campus student activities…Read More >>

President's Perspective

CC Image by Jacek Cieplinski on Flickr
June 8, 2015

With summer comes lots of opportunities to embrace what the season has to offer. It’s a time when kids are out of school, and we spend more time with family enjoying the warmer weather. Many…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure

Save America's Infrastructure

July 31, 2015

With July wrapping up, the House throwing in the towel and settling for another three-month extension as the Senate passing the DRIVE Act, hopes for a long-term highway funding solution are pushed back again. Before heading home for August recess the House and Senate passed another short-term patch that will provide $8 billion of funding...

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 30, 2015

During the last two months, the Senate made good use of its time to craft a multi-year surface transportation bill with an increase in funding. As is often the way for Congress, it still came down to the wire. For over a week, the U.S. Senate has been in a mad dash to complete its...

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 29, 2015

Traffic jams and project backlogs aren’t problems that will be going away any time soon as the Highway Trust Fund is once again headed towards insolvency. However, in spite of a lack of federal support for better transportation networks, some innovations are propelling transportation into new areas and changing the game as we know it....

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 27, 2015

Two weeks ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would fund federal transportation projects through mid-December to avoid the July 31 legislative deadline.  While this would divert a summer construction catastrophe, delaying Congressional agreement on a multi-year path forward is not an ideal option because short-term extensions make it difficult to plan...

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