ASCE Headquarters hosted the 50K Coalition Workshop earlier this year.
October 19, 2016

It all started in a small ASCE Student Chapter office on the top floor of the engineering building at Howard University. Kim Parker Brown, P.E., M.ASCE, joined both ASCE and the National Society of Black…Read More >>

October 13, 2016

The Kansas City Middle Blue River Green Infrastructure projects in Kansas City, MO, received the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision Platinum award. The projects are the 20th to get an Envision award since the…Read More >>

October 12, 2016

I recently received this question from a civil engineer: I would like to return to the civil engineering field of wastewater (from my current civil engineering discipline) and move closer to a major city. However,…Read More >>

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
October 11, 2016

Beginning this November, ASCE members will see the return of ASCE News as a print edition in their mail along with Civil Engineering magazine. Ten times a year, this eight-page quick-read will feature “local news”…Read More >>

October 6, 2016

The American National Standards Institute-accredited consensus standard ASCE 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, is slated for publication in early 2017 with a user-friendly online version available for the…Read More >>

A session about the ASCE Grand Challenge at the 2016 Convention in Portland put attendees to work, brainstorming innovative solutions to infrastructure problems. PHOTO: Jim Tkatch for ASCE
October 4, 2016

Are you in? Civil engineers around the world have begun taking a pledge to support the ASCE Grand Challenge and its goal of cutting infrastructure life-cycle costs in half by 2025. The ASCE 2016 Convention,…Read More >>

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December 09, 2016

Autonomous vehicles are heralded as the next big thing in transportation—the technology that will change everything. But there’s one part that won’t change: autonomous vehicles will still drive on roads. And as you may have heard, our roads and bridges aren’t in great shape. So far, autonomous vehicles are being tested in select settings. In...


December 07, 2016

Congressional negotiators released a newly rebranded water infrastructure bill this week after months of hashing out differences between their respective Water Resources Development Acts (S.2848 and H.R.5303) that each chamber passed earlier this year. The new bill, dubbed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act or WIIN Act not only includes a traditional Army...


December 05, 2016

This Sunday was the one year anniversary of the signing of the FAST Act, the five-year federal surface transportation authorization. The law authorizes federal funding for highways, bridges, transit systems and railroads. The passage of the FAST Act was a victory for proponents of infrastructure and everyday Americans who use it. It provided a small...


December 02, 2016

With plans for Congress to adjourn at the end of next week, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 is still waiting for final passage. The bill is being conferenced by the House and Senate, which has been making good progress on a compromised bill that incorporates parts of each chamber’s version of WRDA. However,...


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