ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
March 10, 2017

On Thursday, we released our 2017 Infrastructure Report Card. An overall grade of D+, the same as in 2013, shows that our nation’s infrastructure remains in poor condition. Though we saw modest improvement in seven…Read More >>

March 8, 2017

ASCE members elected to Fellow status have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that have enhanced lives. Fewer than 3.5 percent of Society members hold this prestigious honor. The most recent members elevated to…Read More >>

March 8, 2017

What concentration should I pursue for my civil engineering degree, and how much does it affect my ability to change paths later in my career? I get these related questions often from civil engineering students…Read More >>

March 8, 2017

Dream Big is already scoring well on the Tomato-Meter. The Rotten Tomatoes website collects film reviews and separates them into positive (fresh) and negative (rotten). Dream Big: Engineering Our World checks in this week at…Read More >>

Harry Poulos, 2017 OPAL winner in design
March 8, 2017

It’s not difficult to see the civil engineering legacy of Harry Poulos. Just scan the horizon. Poulos, Ph.D., P.E., DSc.Eng., Dist.M.ASCE, is arguably the world’s leading pile engineer. His work and research helped develop new…Read More >>

Dream Big Contest winner Marta Alvarez, middle, is joined by two YCE Inc. scholarship winners, Anahi Morelos, left, and Alexandra Alamillo.
March 3, 2017

ASCE gave the prize to Marta Alvarez. Marta Alvarez gave the prize to her community. Founder and CEO of YCE Inc., a land-surveying and civil engineering firm in Ventura, CA, Alvarez, P.E., L.S., M.ASCE, won…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
March 23, 2017

The White House released its budget blueprint for FY 2018 last week, signaling its priorities to Congress as it ramps up the annual appropriations process. The White House’s budget would increase defense spending by $54 billion and offset that increase with broad cuts elsewhere in discretionary spending. It will be up to House and Senate...


March 22, 2017

Today Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-4), the top Democrat on the House’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced legislation to raise approximately $500 billion to repair America’s deteriorating roads, bridges, and transit systems. The bill, H.R. 1664 – Investing in America: A Penny for Progress Act, finances the additional investment by authorizing the Treasury Department to issue...


March 21, 2017

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy & Commerce Committee held hearings focused on infrastructure. Among them were two featuring ASCE members’ testimonies—both focusing on the newly released Infrastructure Report Card. These hearings came as Congress continues to consider how best to improve our nation’s infrastructure, in part because of President Trump’s interest in...


March 16, 2017

On Thursday, March 16, President Trump released his first proposed budget as president. Often referred to as the “skinny” budget because it is released soon after a President assumes office, the budget proposal included many cuts to infrastructure programs that in the past have been successful. The following statement is from Norma Jean Mattei, President,...


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