Leon Grant, left, and Marcellus Pitts have helped turn the Marietta High School ASCE Civil Engineering Club and Pre-Engineering program into a massive success. PHOTO: Leon Grant
November 16, 2016

Marietta, Georgia: where civil engineering meets swag. The ASCE Civil Engineering Club at Marietta High School and the Marietta City Schools Pre-Engineering Pipeline program have been exciting students about the career possibilities, and their achievements…Read More >>

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November 16, 2016

As recent Envision-designated projects have shown, the possibilities for sustainability in civil engineering are endless. Whether it’s a streetcar that can sustainably connect communities or a park that uses art to recycle pond water, Envision…Read More >>

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November 16, 2016

Yes, every civil engineer should learn about business development. That concludes this post… Just kidding. First of all, let me define business development for those civil engineers who are not familiar with the term. The…Read More >>

ASCE member and Dream Big star Menzer Pehlivan seen through the camera's eye during the webcast at the Maryland Science Center.
November 10, 2016

Zion Blocker carried his gumdrop castle across the room careful not to crush the toothpick walls – or lose any of the candy. The 11-year-old from Baltimore, MD, was one of several students to take…Read More >>

November 9, 2016

The Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority’s (BJWSA) Hardeeville Water Reclamation Facility (HWRF) expansion project received the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision Bronze award. The project is the first to win an Envision award in…Read More >>

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The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami provided crucial reconnaissance information for the ASCE 7-16 tsunami provisions.
November 4, 2016

The forthcoming standard ASCE 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures includes an entirely new chapter devoted to tsunami design provisions. That’s a simple statement of simple fact. But the…Read More >>

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January 13, 2017

Winter, also known as pothole season, is here and roads remain beleaguered. Fortunately, many states throughout the nation and both ends of the political spectrum are considering gas taxes increases as viable options to fund infrastructure. According to a recent report by TRIP, the average American driver spends $523 in extra vehicle operation and maintenance...

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January 09, 2017

By the end of this week 40 states will have begun their legislative sessions.  With it comes the pomp and circumstance of swearing in ceremonies, gubernatorial inaugurations, committee assignments and, most importantly, settling in to do great work for the people of their state. As we’ve previously looked at states gearing up to make major...

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January 06, 2017

The first week of 2017 has brought new examples of the need to upgrade our infrastructure as Congress and several states return to session and roll up their sleeves to make infrastructure a priority. While the new administration committed to make infrastructure investment a priority, the timeline of a new bill is still unknown. According...

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January 05, 2017

The Infrastructure Report Card evaluates the progress (and sometimes regress) of the nation’s infrastructure over a four-year period. As ASCE prepares to release its next Report Card on March 9, here are some of the most notable accomplishments that have happened since 2013, including many that were identified as ways to “raise the grade” in...

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