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Berthoud as mayor of Golden, Colorado
December 4, 2014

The town of Berthoud, Colorado, about 45 miles north of Denver, is one of several notable landmarks named for Edward L. Berthoud, a railroad engineer who in 1877 located the Colorado Central Railroad in the…Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

December 4, 2014

In 1997, Dolly was cloned, we were excited by the release of IE 4, and ASCE hadn’t yet released its first Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.  It is also the last time Michigan increased its…Read More >>

The Emerging Engineer

December 3, 2014

I recently finished reading Nate Silver’s excellent 2012 book titled, The Signal and the Noise:Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t. The book is a must read for aspiring statisticians and anyone who…Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

November 25, 2014

Whether your amount of air travel rivals that of George Clooney in Up in the Air, or you are a casual flier who takes a plane for an annual vacation, the newly-released data from the…Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

November 24, 2014

ASCE Past President Andy Herrmann flew over the “city of bridges” with 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft to highlight America’s aging bridges in a segment that aired Sunday, Nov. 23. Falling apart: America’s neglected infrastructure Herrmann…Read More >>

The Leadership Imperative

November 21, 2014

My earlier post in “The Leadership Imperative” considered the fact that many of the challenges facing civil engineering in the 21st century are “back to the future,” in the sense that today’s civil engineer increasingly…Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

November 21, 2014

With holiday travel underway and harsh weather already arriving in some regions, the state of our nation’s highways will become even more apparent as thousands of Americans take to the roads to visit family and…Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

November 21, 2014

This Sunday, Nov. 23, ASCE Past President Andrew W. Herrmann, P.E. SECB, F.ASCE, will discuss the state of our nation’s bridges during primetime TV on CBS’ 60 Minutes via a helicopter tour of Pittsburgh. 60…Read More >>

ASCE News

November 20, 2014

There is a growing sense in the engineering community that the conditions to which engineers design are changing. “Many significant changes are taking place in the built environment, the environment in which civil engineers work….Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

November 19, 2014

Montana’s Water Pipes Could Stretch From Billings to Miami – Roundtrip Montana has approximately 700 public water systems and over 5,300 miles of water distribution and transmission piping, a longer stretch than driving roundtrip from…Read More >>