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Kornel Kerenyi, Ph.D., M.ASCE, speaks after receiving the Henry L. Michel Award at the 2016 OPAL Awards Gala. Photo by David Hathcox for ASCE
March 24, 2016

The researching world looks a lot different now than it did when Kornel Kerenyi was in school. And that’s just fine with him. “I went to high school in the early ’70s. We still used…Read More >>

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March 24, 2016

Offering a recap of what’s happened recently in the Society, Now@ASCE is a video roundup produced by ASCE. In this edition, get a glimpse of ASCE’s Sustainability Summit, meet the new Faces of Civil Engineering,…Read More >>

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ASCE President Elect Norma Jean Mattei and a group of members from Louisiana meet with Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) during the Legislative Fly-In. Photo by David Hathcox for ASCE.
March 18, 2016

The irony was not lost on the room. More than 200 ASCE members from across the country – 49 states represented – gathered in Washington, DC, this week for the annual ASCE Legislative Fly-In to…Read More >>

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ASCE members enjoy the OPAL Awards Gala. Photo by David Hathcox for ASCE.
March 18, 2016

The awards went to individuals, but the honor seemed to go to something bigger, something shared. The 2016 ASCE Outstanding Projects And Leaders Awards Gala showcased the best of civil engineering, March 17 in Arlington,…Read More >>

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March 18, 2016

In the end, the fire-breathing dragon could not be denied. Vietnam’s Dragon Bridge, owned by the Da Nang Department of Transportation, and designed by Louis Berger and Ammann & Whitney, was named the recipient of…Read More >>

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Theodore Judah
March 14, 2016

March is the anniversary of the birth of Theodore Judah, renowned engineer, visionary, and lobbyist for America’s first transcontinental railroad. Born March 4, 1826 in Bridgeport, CT, Judah and his family moved to Troy, NY,…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure

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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Save America's Infrastructure

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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Save America's Infrastructure

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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Save America's Infrastructure

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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