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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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October 25, 2016

Here’s a question I get from civil engineers almost every day: Where can I find a mentor as a civil engineer? Excellent question, and before I even answer it, I want to say that, in…Read More >>

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October 25, 2016

October marks the anniversary of the George Washington Bridge, which was officially opened to the public Oct. 25, 1931. At its opening, the bridge surpassed the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit for the title of longest…Read More >>

October 21, 2016

The first update to ASCE 7 in six years, ASCE 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, took a step closer to adoption as an International Code Council reference standard,…Read More >>

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October 20, 2016

Brent Darnell, Aff.M.ASCE, is president and owner of Atlanta-based Brent Darnell International. For more information, email brent@brentdarnell.com or visit brentdarnell.com. The long-standing issue of diversity and inclusion is reaching a tipping point. I have attended…Read More >>

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December 09, 2016

Autonomous vehicles are heralded as the next big thing in transportation—the technology that will change everything. But there’s one part that won’t change: autonomous vehicles will still drive on roads. And as you may have heard, our roads and bridges aren’t in great shape. So far, autonomous vehicles are being tested in select settings. In...

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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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