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President's Perspective

President Stevens with Dr. Sameh El-Sayeh and Majed Shoman
June 2, 2015

I’m back from my second trip to the United Arab Emirates in three months where I presented at a global project management conference and visited two UAE universities. This hosted trip began at the American…Read More >>

ASCE News

testing the load
June 2, 2015

The Kansas City Convention Center may be like the convention center in your town: a big, wide-open space with concrete floors, a truss support roof, and the steady hum from the metal halide lights. But…Read More >>

Promote the Profession

May 29, 2015

May marks the anniversary month of the opening of the Empire State Building, the New York City icon that revolutionized the construction of tall buildings. Construction of the 102-story edifice began in 1930 and was…Read More >>

ASCE News

UF's winning bridge swings into actin.  Photo:  T. Bart Quimby
May 28, 2015

  Ka–chunk. That’s the sound of a failing bridge, one you do not want to hear during the finals of the annual ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC). Of the 48 teams that traveled…Read More >>

ASCE News

May 28, 2015

Civil engineers from around the world will come to New York City Oct. 11-14 for the ASCE 2015 Convention, and excitement is building for the opportunity to hear from a variety of thought-provoking speakers. Three…Read More >>

ASCE News

May 22, 2015

The Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology is developing an economic guide to help communities build a business case for disaster resilience investment.  The guide will cover anticipated impacts of disasters,…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure

Save America's Infrastructure

July 27, 2015

Two weeks ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would fund federal transportation projects through mid-December to avoid the July 31 legislative deadline.  While this would divert a summer construction catastrophe, delaying Congressional agreement on a multi-year path forward is not an ideal option because short-term extensions make it difficult to plan...

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 24, 2015

With one week left until the Highway Trust Fund expires, the Senate is kicking it into high gear to agree on a long-term surface transportation bill, even when it means working weekends. ASCE supports swift passage of the bill the Senate is currently considering, which includes, at its core, ASCE’s favored legislation the DRIVE Act,...

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 23, 2015

The challenges our infrastructure faces are chronicled frequently on this blog and in the media. The Highway Trust Fund heading toward insolvency (again). Water main breaks occurring every two minutes. Congested roadways causing us each to lose time and waste gas. But that’s only half the story. Today, we released our new Infrastructure #GameChangers report,...

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 20, 2015

  Last Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to extend highway and transit programs until December 18, 2015 on a 312-119 vote. The House bill granted a $8.1 billion boost the Highway trust Fund (HTF) to keep it solvent past the looming July 31 deadline. This extension will fund surface transportation projects through the...

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