Theodore Judah
March 14, 2016

March is the anniversary of the birth of Theodore Judah, renowned engineer, visionary, and lobbyist for America’s first transcontinental railroad. Born March 4, 1826 in Bridgeport, CT, Judah and his family moved to Troy, NY,…Read More >>

Drone technology played a key role in two of the four proposals that earned overall awards in the ASCE Innovation Contest.
March 11, 2016

The first ASCE Innovation Contest drew entries from around the world, with practitioners, project managers, educators, researchers, and students attracted to the challenge of developing and submitting their most creative and innovative ideas for reshaping…Read More >>

Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River. Photo courtesy Cathy Morrison, Missouri Department of Transportation.
March 11, 2016

When a new bridge connects two different states, building a sense of community and ownership around the project is about as important as the engineering details themselves. The Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge has achieved…Read More >>

The I-25/Paseo del Norte Interchange in Albuquerque, NM. Photo courtesy Bohannan Huston Inc.
March 11, 2016

The residents of Albuquerque, NM, have long associated the roads near the Interstate 25/Paseo del Norte Interchange with traffic delays and lost time. So it must be some kind of happy irony that the revamped…Read More >>

The Dragon Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam. Photo courtesy Louis Berger
March 11, 2016

Louis Berger and Ammann & Whitney put together the winning design for a new bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam, with higher ambitions than simply crossing a river. They sought to give the region an aesthetic…Read More >>

The Lake Mead Intake No. 3 Shafts and Tunnel Project.
March 11, 2016

It isn’t quite the “journey to the center of the Earth” envisioned by Jules Verne, but it’s not far off. The Lake Mead Intake No. 3 Shafts and Tunnel Project, in Boulder City, NV, is the…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
May 05, 2016

On April 28 the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) advanced a new Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by a vote of 19-1. The $9 billion bill authorizes new projects and studies at the Army Corps of Engineers, adds a dam rehabilitation component to the National Dam Safety Program, establishes a new Water...

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May 04, 2016

There are just 73 days remaining until the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) authorization expires. Reauthorizing legislation has been in the works for months, but has a long way to go before it lands on the President’s desk. The FAA’s current authorization was set to expire March 31, but Congress bought itself some extra time by...

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April 29, 2016

A new dam rehabilitation bill introduced in the Senate and continued attention to our nation’s water and surface infrastructure needs marked this week’s infrastructure headlines. The High Hazard Potential Small Dam Safety Act, a Senate bill sponsored by bipartisan lawmakers, would provide the first non-emergency federal grants to help local governments repair or replace aging...

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April 26, 2016

Late last week, Senators Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) and Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced S. 2835, a bill that, if enacted, would provide funding assistance to rehabilitate, repair, or remove nonfederal high hazard deficient dams. This is a promising step in the effort to improve the nation’s aging dams, which received a “D” grade in the...

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