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Longtime ASCE member and award-winning wastewater treatment  leader and innovator Walt Bailey stands with the plaque announcing the new DC Water facility as his namesake.
December 4, 2015

Walter Bailey, P.E., M.ASCE, poured 15 years of blood, sweat, and tears into planning and building the new anaerobic digester facility that just began operations at Washington, DC’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, then retired…Read More >>

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December 2, 2015

ASCE’s Outstanding Projects and Leaders awards have been civil engineering’s preeminent lifetime achievement honor since their establishment in 1999. The 2016 class of OPAL winners includes a groundbreaking life-cycle engineer, a retired major general who managed…Read More >>

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Chantal Hayes, of the Cincinnati Museum Center, sets up her group's structure for its wind test. PHOTO: John Eric Dove
November 20, 2015

Dream Big: Engineering Wonders of the World has had the ASCE community talking since its broad announcement at the 2015 Convention. At the Dream Big Educational Symposium, the conversation widened to other engineering societies’ leaders and science…Read More >>

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The Morgan State University steel-bridge team visits ASCE Headquarters in Reston, VA.
November 20, 2015

Although the National Student Steel Bridge Competition is still six months off – to be hosted in May by Brigham Young University with the help of its ASCE Student Chapter  – student teams across the country have…Read More >>

The Leadership Imperative

November 19, 2015

Leaders must step up and make their marks in a multitude of contexts, yet your organization’s office layout might not come to mind when creating a vision for improved employee performance. Think again. Workplaces have widely varying…Read More >>

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November 18, 2015

Last month marked the 75th anniversary of the closing of the 1939 New York World’s Fair. From 1935 to 1939, the World’s Fair committee planned, built, and organized the fair and its exhibits, creating the…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure

February 12, 2016

Recent events, including water main breaks, have renewed attention in our nation’s pipes, sewers, and dams and this week Members of Congress focused on different aspects of our water delivery and water resources infrastructure. Representatives Earl Blumenauer, John Duncan and Richard Hanna introduced the Water Investment Trust Fund Act, a bipartisan bill that will provide...

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Save America's Infrastructure

February 11, 2016

Just a week after the House held a discussion on what a new Water Resources Develop Act (WRDA) should look like, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing Wednesday to kick off that chambers work on the legislation. Opting for a more formal setting than the House roundtable approach, the Senate...

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Save America's Infrastructure

February 08, 2016

Established by President Lyndon Johnson, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is now celebrating 50 years of making transportation safer for the traveling public. This month marked the 50th anniversary, where USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx and six former USDOT Secretaries gathered together in D.C. to share the changes they’ve seen in transportation since the department...

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Save America's Infrastructure

February 05, 2016

This week improving our nation’s aviation and water infrastructure were the focus of conversation on Capitol Hill. With a new aviation reform bill, the Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act, proposed to Congress, the nation’s aviation needs are receiving some attention that’s long overdue. According to the bill’s author, Rep. Bill Shuster, two-thirds of...

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