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July 22, 2015

On July 18, the ASCE Board of Direction approved establishment of a new institute focusing on utility engineering and surveying – the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute. When fully unveiled in the coming month, UESI will…Read More >>

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July 21, 2015

July marks the anniversary of the birth of Rube Goldberg, American cartoonist, inventor, sculptor, and civil engineer, best known for his drawings depicting complex gadgets and machines that satirize technology. Reuben Garrett Lucius “Rube” Goldberg…Read More >>

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Brendan Sullivan, left, and Steven Lin measure and cut pieces of wood for the Brooklyn Technical High School ASCE Club's hydroelectric dam project.
July 16, 2015

Not far from Thomas Edison’s famed Menlo Park lab, the students of Brooklyn Technical High School’s “ASCE Club” enjoyed an Edison moment of their own this spring. After more than 150 hours of designing, refining,…Read More >>

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July 8, 2015

A rarely told story of modern suspension bridges involves the unbuilt projects that preceded the structures we know so well today. Richard Scott, author of In the Wake of Tacoma: Suspension Bridges and the Quest…Read More >>

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July 2, 2015

Our thoughts turn this month to the brave colonists who risked their lives and fortunes to stand up to tyranny 239 years ago and declare themselves citizens of “Free and Independent States.” As engineers, we…Read More >>

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July 1, 2015

June marks the month when construction began on the Cape Cod Canal in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. The idea of constructing a canal to eliminate the costly and dangerous sea trip around the Massachusetts peninsula of…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure

September 02, 2015

Accelerated bridge construction We all know the feeling of frustration when traffic slows to a crawl as you see the telltale signs of traffic cones and reduced lanes up ahead. Large bridge replacement or rehabilitation projects mean that disruptive construction zones can last months into years. Accelerated bridge construction is a design and construction method...

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Save America's Infrastructure

August 28, 2015

This weekend’s 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is an enduring reminder of the importance of infrastructure, and the need for increased investment to properly maintain it. As the anniversary neared, many media outlets recounted the damages of Katrina in light of the need for a sound flood protection plan in many coastal cities. ASCE’s Managing...

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Save America's Infrastructure

August 21, 2015

In these last weeks of August, while Congress is on recess, there has been a great deal of dialogue and action among states regarding their need to fund their local transportation needs. This week, AP released an article expressing states’ reactions to the lack of federal funding for state transportation projects. Several states are taking...

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Save America's Infrastructure

August 19, 2015

The United States has more than two million miles of paved roads. Maintenance is a continual issue for local and state transportation agencies, but new pavements being developed are more sustainable, less costly, and yield other benefits such as capturing stormwater runoff. There are several innovative pavement types that are gaining traction, including: Porous pavements:...

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