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UF's winning bridge swings into actin.  Photo:  T. Bart Quimby
May 28, 2015

  Ka–chunk. That’s the sound of a failing bridge, one you do not want to hear during the finals of the annual ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC). Of the 48 teams that traveled…Read More >>

ASCE News

May 28, 2015

Civil engineers from around the world will come to New York City Oct. 11-14 for the ASCE 2015 Convention, and excitement is building for the opportunity to hear from a variety of thought-provoking speakers. Three…Read More >>

ASCE News

May 22, 2015

The Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology is developing an economic guide to help communities build a business case for disaster resilience investment.  The guide will cover anticipated impacts of disasters,…Read More >>

Promote the Profession

May 21, 2015

Here’s a reminder for all engineers: non-engineers are fascinated by what you are doing. So, make sure you are making connections when you talk about your work. In this quick Ted Talk, Penn State communications…Read More >>

ASCE News

May 21, 2015

The Board of Direction of the American Society of Civil Engineers elected a new class of Distinguished Members. The Class of 2015 will be inducted as Distinguished Members on Monday, Oct. 12, in New York…Read More >>

ASCE News

May 11, 2015

Over the past few months, Vermont became the first state licensing board to consider increasing educational requirements specifically for civil engineers seeking professional licensure in the future. The Vermont Board of Professional Engineering’s assessment came in…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 31, 2015

With July wrapping up, the House throwing in the towel and settling for another three-month extension as the Senate passing the DRIVE Act, hopes for a long-term highway funding solution are pushed back again. Before heading home for August recess the House and Senate passed another short-term patch that will provide $8 billion of funding...

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 30, 2015

During the last two months, the Senate made good use of its time to craft a multi-year surface transportation bill with an increase in funding. As is often the way for Congress, it still came down to the wire. For over a week, the U.S. Senate has been in a mad dash to complete its...

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 29, 2015

Traffic jams and project backlogs aren’t problems that will be going away any time soon as the Highway Trust Fund is once again headed towards insolvency. However, in spite of a lack of federal support for better transportation networks, some innovations are propelling transportation into new areas and changing the game as we know it....

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 27, 2015

Two weeks ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would fund federal transportation projects through mid-December to avoid the July 31 legislative deadline.  While this would divert a summer construction catastrophe, delaying Congressional agreement on a multi-year path forward is not an ideal option because short-term extensions make it difficult to plan...

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