LA Expo Phase 2 Light Rail Cover Photo
March 2, 2017

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Expo Line Phase 2 Light Rail, a $1.5 billion, 6.6-mile-long project with seven stations, has received Envision recognition for sustainable performance from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. It…Read More >>

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Brad Williams receives the award from ASCE's 2017 President-Elect Kristina Swallow. Photo: Montgomery Branch
March 2, 2017

The Alabama Section Montgomery Branch website recently was honored as ASCE’s 2016 Outstanding Section and Branch Web Site Award in the Small Section and Branch membership category. Brad Williams, P.E., M.ASCE, Montgomery Branch president, has…Read More >>

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Engineering Family Day at the National Building Museum kicked off 2017 Engineers Week.
February 24, 2017

From Family Day to Future City to Girl Day to countless outreach activities all over the world, Engineers Day 2017 has been a tremendous success. ASCE members shared their excitement through social media. Here are…Read More >>

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Dream Big featured civil engineer Menzer Pehlivan works with girls from St. Theresa School - from left, Isabelle Mascarenhas, Emily Frost, and Breda Brosey.
February 24, 2017

Every February, engineers worldwide seize on Engineers Week to engage with grade-school students and help them envision careers in the profession. This year has provided even more reason for excitement with the foundation DiscoverE’s official…Read More >>

ASCE President Norma Jean Mattei, back right, joins the winning team from Austin (TX) West Ridge Middle School at the Future City Competition finals.
February 24, 2017

The annual Future City engineering competition attracts and colorfully presents great hypothetical concepts as imagined by teams of middle school students. This year, though, the batch of finalists was so strong, there’s a good chance…Read More >>

Newspaper - feature image
February 23, 2017

Among the industry’s premiere honors, Engineering News-Record’s annual Top 25 Newsmakers list has included many ASCE members over the years. The award highlights engineers who “have gone above and beyond to serve the best interests…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...

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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...

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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...

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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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