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April 6, 2016

As an engineer, you are always tackling new challenges. It is important for you to stay informed on issues affecting your profession, so you can be prepared with better solutions for tomorrow. Watch these videos…Read More >>

April 1, 2016

“We each have the power to strengthen the fabric of our society and make the world a better place.” -President Barack Obama One of the pillars of ASCE is volunteerism. ASCE is led by volunteer…Read More >>

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering P3 to improve the Illinois Waterway.
April 1, 2016

Edward Belk Jr. calls it “a giant math problem.” Belk, P.E., is the chief of operations and regulatory division for the civil works directorate of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, facing billions of dollars…Read More >>

Akinosho WEB FEAT
March 31, 2016

It doesn’t matter your line of work or your major in college – watch Peter Akinosho’s video about civil engineering and you might just consider a career change. “My dream is to lay the foundation…Read More >>

March 25, 2016

All civil engineering must be sustainable. That was the message from the ASCE Committee on Sustainability during its progress report at the spring Board of Direction meeting, March 18-19, in Arlington, VA. It was a…Read More >>

The team behind the Charles Pankow Award for Innovation winning design methodology. Photo by David Hathcox for ASCE
March 25, 2016

When the Seismic Design Methodology for Precast Concrete Diaphragms was announced as the winner of the 2016 Charles Pankow Award for Innovation at ASCE’s OPAL Awards Gala, the stage filled with people sharing the honor….Read More >>

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April 29, 2016

A new dam rehabilitation bill introduced in the Senate and continued attention to our nation’s water and surface infrastructure needs marked this week’s infrastructure headlines. The High Hazard Potential Small Dam Safety Act, a Senate bill sponsored by bipartisan lawmakers, would provide the first non-emergency federal grants to help local governments repair or replace aging...

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April 26, 2016

Late last week, Senators Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) and Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced S. 2835, a bill that, if enacted, would provide funding assistance to rehabilitate, repair, or remove nonfederal high hazard deficient dams. This is a promising step in the effort to improve the nation’s aging dams, which received a “D” grade in the...

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April 22, 2016

It’s National Park Week, the Senate passed its version of the FAA Reauthorization Bill, and more suggestions for improving infrastructure through technological innovation have been floating around the week’s news headlines. This year marks the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service. According to National Geographic, the National Park maintenance backlog has reached nearly $12...

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April 19, 2016

While infrastructure issues have remained at the forefront of 2016 state legislative debates, the activity seen during this session is much less impressive than the 2015 legislative season. However, in addition to tackling the question of infrastructure, some states have lumped in professional practice issues like “qualifications based selection” (QBS) as they contemplate their budgets...

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