ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
October 10, 2017

Over the past several weeks we’ve witnessed how hurricanes with their destructive winds and devastating floods have left thousands homeless and without power and water in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. And an earthquake, one…Read More >>

ASCE Norma Jean Mattei welcomes attendees to the ASCE 2017 Convention in her hometown of New Orleans. PHOTO: Jason Dixson Photography
October 9, 2017

For 2017 Society President Norma Jean Mattei, it’s like inviting all her friends to a big civil engineering party at her home. The ASCE 2017 Convention kicked off Monday morning in New Orleans – hometown…Read More >>

Fellow Shield WEB FEAT
October 6, 2017

ASCE members elected to Fellow status have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that have enhanced lives. Just 3 percent of Society members hold this prestigious honor. The most recent members elevated to Fellow…Read More >>

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Kristina Swallow PHOTO:  James Kegley Photography
October 5, 2017

It’s a big week for Kristina Swallow. It’s a big week for ASCE. With the ASCE 2017 Convention rolling into New Orleans, Swallow is set to be installed as the 2018 ASCE president, joining Norma…Read More >>

NHR WEB FEAT
October 4, 2017

With hurricanes battering the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, and an earthquake rocking Mexico in recent weeks, Louise K. Comfort’s expertise in disaster management is all too relevant these days. A professor at the…Read More >>

Flood waters remain high in Carolina, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria slammed the island. PHOTO: Dept. of Defense
September 29, 2017

Jennifer M. Aponte Rivera, A.M.ASCE, grew up in Puerto Rico and graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez in 2016. She now lives in northern Virginia and works as a civil engineer for the…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving week marks the official start of the holiday season, and therefore the official start of the infamous winter travel season. According to AAA, Thanksgiving weekend in 2017 will be the country’s busiest travel season since 2005. With an estimated 50.9 million people traveling 50 miles or more this weekend, you will likely see overcrowded...

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November 17, 2017

This week, ASCE participated in a series of panels highlighting the increasing interconnectivity of technology and infrastructure. The Hill’s Digitalizing Infrastructure “Digitalizing Infrastructure” examined how new technology is transforming investments in everything from energy to transportation infrastructure. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation discussed the...

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November 14, 2017

Earlier this month, Congressman John Larson (D-CT) introduced H.R.4209, the America Wins Act – a bill which would invest $1 trillion, through taxing harmful pollution, in our infrastructure over a decade. Under this legislation, $400 billion will be invested  in existing federal highway programs and eliminate the $138 billion Highway Trust Fund (HTF) shortfall; $100...

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November 08, 2017

On November 7, voters across the country approved infrastructure investment ballot measures. In Maine, a resounding 72% of residents across the state voted yes on Question 3, allowing the issuance of $105 million in bonds for transportation projects around the state. $80 million will be provided to state highways and bridges, $20 million for multimodal...

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