ASCE Roundup


September 30, 2015

Don McMillan boasts a resume that stands out even among the talented, experienced group of speakers and presenters at the ASCE 2015 Convention. He has a master’s degree from Stanford in electrical engineering; he worked…Read More >>

The Emerging Engineer

September 29, 2015

The new revelation that Volkswagen has been cheating on their emissions tests really irks me. It seems this is just the latest in a history of automobile manufacturers risking public welfare and skirting laws. Often…Read More >>


A group of ASCE members meet during the annual Presidents and Governors Forum. Photo: Greg Kuklinski
September 24, 2015

’Tis the season for torch passing. With many Sections and Branches set to install new officers this fall, those incoming leaders came to ASCE’s headquarters in Reston, VA, Sept. 20 and 21 for the annual Presidents…Read More >>


Project architects, community members and children join a ground-breaking for Beaverton's new resilient schools.
PHOTO: Scott Johnson/Beaverton Project Manager-Facilities Development
September 17, 2015

It’s not easy to face up to the frightening prospect of a major earthquake and tsunami striking your community. Two years ago, the state of Oregon adopted a resilience plan with a 50-year strategy to…Read More >>


Transit authority teams replace a train switch in a subway tunnel damaged by Hurricane Sandy floodwaters. A short course at the ASCE 2015 Convention explores New York's response to Sandy and emergency preparedness overall.
September 11, 2015

With so many professional development hours available to earn at the ASCE 2015 Convention, attending civil engineers may need to take up a different field of expertise – cloning. “You might want to be in two…Read More >>

The Leadership Imperative

September 8, 2015

My purposes in writing this blog are threefold: introduce the recently released Engineering Competency Model, describe some of its immediate uses in engineering education and practice, and consider some of its long-term implications in relation…Read More >>

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