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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 >>

Promote the Profession

May 21, 2015

Here’s a reminder for all engineers: non-engineers are fascinated by what you are doing. So, make sure you are making connections when you talk about your work. In this quick Ted Talk, Penn State communications…Read More >>

ASCE News

May 21, 2015

The Board of Direction of the American Society of Civil Engineers elected a new class of Distinguished Members. The Class of 2015 will be inducted as Distinguished Members on Monday, Oct. 12, in New York…Read More >>

ASCE News

May 11, 2015

Over the past few months, Vermont became the first state licensing board to consider increasing educational requirements specifically for civil engineers seeking professional licensure in the future. The Vermont Board of Professional Engineering’s assessment came in…Read More >>

President's Perspective

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May 11, 2015

Critical to our nation’s transportation infrastructure is the Highway Trust Fund. This fund is America’s federal bank account for transportation, and every year, states share over $45 billion to repair and modernize their roads, bridges…Read More >>

The Emerging Engineer

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May 9, 2015

I believe it’s fair to compare the relative skill difference between a graduating civil engineer and a 10-year PE (or SE) with the difference between a tennis hobbyist and a pro. The hobbyist and student…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure

Save America's Infrastructure

July 02, 2015

With Independence Day around the corner, now is a good time to reflect upon the freedoms we have enjoyed for the past 239 years. To this day, our national interstate highway system represents the freedom of mobility that we enjoy as Americans. This holiday weekend, AAA is predicting that nearly 42 million Americans will travel...

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 01, 2015

Contributed by Jason Magalen, P.E., M.ASCE, Oregon Section ASCE President 2014-2015 Oregon has a history of being a trailblazer when it comes to funding the cost of surface transportation. It was the first state to enact a fuel tax back in 1919 and didn’t stop there.  Over the decades the state has completed a number of studies...

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 01, 2015

“Test your Infrastructure I.Q.” is a quiz to help you learn more about our nation’s infrastructure. The quiz is a fun, interactive tool and covers 16 categories of American infrastructure: energy, schools, public parks & recreation, transit, roads, rail, ports, inland waterways, bridges, aviation, wastewater, solid waste, levees, hazardous waste, drinking water and dams. If you...

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Save America's Infrastructure

June 29, 2015

The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) was set up in 1956 to fund the build and maintain a transportation network nationwide. Today, it is the national bank account for roads, bridges and transit that reimburses states for eligible projects. Inaction by Congress has put the Highway Trust Fund in jeopardy, and with a month left before...

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