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The Mackinac Bridge was recognized as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 2009.
December 11, 2015

Last month marked the anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge, which opened to traffic on Nov. 1, 1957. “The Mighty Mac,” a suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, connects…Read More >>

ASCE News

December 11, 2015

Established by ASCE in 1960, the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award has highlighted many of the most important civil engineering contributions of the last half-century. The 2016 group of six OCEA finalists sits comfortably among…Read More >>

The Emerging Engineer

High Roller, Las Vegas
December 6, 2015

At 550 feet tall, the High Roller is the highest Ferris Wheel in the world. That’s 245 feet taller than the statue of liberty and 400 feet taller than the former wheel on Chicago’s Navy…Read More >>

ASCE News

December 4, 2015

Civil engineers plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain the built environment, while serving as stewards and advocates to protect and enhance the natural environment. But the work of civil engineers, and the foundation for our…Read More >>

ASCE News

Longtime ASCE member and award-winning wastewater treatment  leader and innovator Walt Bailey stands with the plaque announcing the new DC Water facility as his namesake.
December 4, 2015

Walter Bailey, P.E., M.ASCE, poured 15 years of blood, sweat, and tears into planning and building the new anaerobic digester facility that just began operations at Washington, DC’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, then retired…Read More >>

ASCE News

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December 2, 2015

ASCE’s Outstanding Projects and Leaders awards have been civil engineering’s preeminent lifetime achievement honor since their establishment in 1999. The 2016 class of OPAL winners includes a groundbreaking life-cycle engineer, a retired major general who managed…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure

February 08, 2016

Established by President Lyndon Johnson, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is now celebrating 50 years of making transportation safer for the traveling public. This month marked the 50th anniversary, where USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx and six former USDOT Secretaries gathered together in D.C. to share the changes they’ve seen in transportation since the department...

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Save America's Infrastructure

February 05, 2016

This week improving our nation’s aviation and water infrastructure were the focus of conversation on Capitol Hill. With a new aviation reform bill, the Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act, proposed to Congress, the nation’s aviation needs are receiving some attention that’s long overdue. According to the bill’s author, Rep. Bill Shuster, two-thirds of...

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Save America's Infrastructure

February 04, 2016

The House Subcommittee on Water Resources held a round table this week as Congress gears up to pass a new Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) in 2016. Back in November the committee held a similar discussion in New Orleans. During each roundtable – a less formal setting than a traditional hearing – committee members heard...

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Save America's Infrastructure

January 29, 2016

With winter storm Jonas blasting the Northeast with record-setting amounts of snow, our nation’s already stressed water pipes, roofs and roads were put to the test. While major snow events bring many challenges, they also provide opportunities for innovation. One innovation, coined by The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Chris Tuan, is a special concrete mixture that...

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