June 16, 2016

I don’t have a right or wrong answer to this question, because the answer depends on a few key items. However, I will try to give you some tools and information that you can use…Read More >>

June 14, 2016

This letter, from a father to a son, was written by professional engineer Bob Breeze upon his son’s graduation as a mechanical engineer. The letter was published in a collection entitled, Letters to Young Engineers,…Read More >>

The ETS canoe, LETSGO, races home in the women's endurance competition. PHOTO: Brandon Wade for ASCE
June 12, 2016

From the drumbeats to the chants to the cheers, École de technologie supérieure was the loudest team all weekend at the ASCE 2016 National Concrete Canoe Competition. It turns out they also were the best….Read More >>

The University of Florida is looking to repeat as National Concrete Canoe Competition champions.
June 10, 2016

There was reason to expect the ASCE 2016 National Concrete Canoe Competition to have a different – less colorful – look. The new rules for this year’s event prohibit teams from using concrete stains, previously…Read More >>

Oscar Antommattei looks over the canoe entry from the Ecole de technologie superieure.
June 10, 2016

With this week’s 2016 ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition at the University of Texas at Tyler, Oscar Antommattei returns to his roots. Nearly two decades after taking part in Concrete Canoe as a participant and…Read More >>

June 9, 2016

Do what’s right or do what’s easy? “No matter what you’re doing in engineering, you’ll come across that question,” said Greg Scott, P.E., M.ASCE. Ethical considerations confront all engineers, at times even becoming newsworthy, as…Read More >>

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July 22, 2016

As a sweltering heat engulfs most of the country, infrastructure issues have been heating up too. Many states are discussing their inadequate funding to improve infrastructure, presidential candidates are talking infrastructure, and a crane collapsed on one of the nation’s busiest bridges—reminding commuters of the value of working infrastructure. On Tuesday afternoon, a crane collapsed...


July 21, 2016

Members of Congress headed home (and to their respective national conventions last week) and won’t return to Washington until after Labor Day. This gives you, as an infrastructure advocate, the opportunity to talk with your federal lawmakers about our nation’s “D+” infrastructure and specific legislation that they can pass this year to help improve it....


July 21, 2016

The Orange County Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers today released its 2016 Orange County Infrastructure Report Card, grading 12 categories of the county’s infrastructure, resulting in an overall grade point average of “C+.” The Report Card was developed in collaboration with the UC Irvine Civil and Environmental Engineering Affiliates, an advisory group...


July 20, 2016

This Tuesday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted a day-long event in Washington, D.C., for representatives from the public and private sectors to discuss emerging finance methods for addressing deficient community water infrastructure. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy opened the day stressing the need to “start thinking about these [water resources projects] as investments,...


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