The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami provided crucial reconnaissance information for the ASCE 7-16 tsunami provisions.
November 4, 2016

The forthcoming standard ASCE 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures includes an entirely new chapter devoted to tsunami design provisions. That’s a simple statement of simple fact. But the…Read More >>

November 2, 2016

ASCE has announced the five finalists for the Society’s preeminent project honor, the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award for 2017. ASCE has recognized an exemplary civil engineering project with the OCEA Award annually since 1960….Read More >>

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November 2, 2016

The Society’s annual Outstanding Projects And Leaders awards are among the highest tributes a civil engineer can achieve. The OPAL goes beyond recognizing single accomplishments to honor its recipients for successful careers demonstrating leadership and…Read More >>

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
October 31, 2016

At the ASCE 2016 Convention, ASCE Industry Leaders Council members shared the successes of the inaugural ASCE Innovation Contest and used the momentum of the ASCE Grand Challenge dialogue to support the launch of the…Read More >>

The ASCE journals program has fostered the communication of new techniques, materials, best practices, and lessons learned between Society members around the world.
October 28, 2016

One of ASCE’s most valued contributions to the profession is marking its 60th anniversary this year. The 12 flagship ASCE Journals began publishing in 1956. The journals’ origins, however, go back 84 years earlier, to…Read More >>

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October 25, 2016

In some cases, right from wrong is not a matter of black and white. Rather the question of what is ethical can present unique answers on a case-by-case basis, creating gray areas. ASCE’s General Counsel…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
December 07, 2016

Congressional negotiators released a newly rebranded water infrastructure bill this week after months of hashing out differences between their respective Water Resources Development Acts (S.2848 and H.R.5303) that each chamber passed earlier this year. The new bill, dubbed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act or WIIN Act not only includes a traditional Army...

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December 05, 2016

This Sunday was the one year anniversary of the signing of the FAST Act, the five-year federal surface transportation authorization. The law authorizes federal funding for highways, bridges, transit systems and railroads. The passage of the FAST Act was a victory for proponents of infrastructure and everyday Americans who use it. It provided a small...

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December 02, 2016

With plans for Congress to adjourn at the end of next week, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 is still waiting for final passage. The bill is being conferenced by the House and Senate, which has been making good progress on a compromised bill that incorporates parts of each chamber’s version of WRDA. However,...

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December 01, 2016

Over the past three years, 17 states have increased their gas tax to generate additional revenue for surface transportation.  In almost every state the recent increase was the first in nearly two decades.  Even with the passages of last year’s FAST Act, states are still facing uncertainty when it comes to funding sources.  Cars are...

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