John Smeaton
June 29, 2017

June celebrates the birth of Englishman John Smeaton, the first self-proclaimed civil engineer, often regarded as the “father of civil engineering.” Smeaton was born in Austhorpe, Leeds, England on June 8, 1724. After studying at…Read More >>

June 26, 2017

ASCE presents nearly 100 Society awards every year, recognizing civil engineers who advance the profession either through achievement or published papers. The most recent Society awards are: • Ricardo Dobry, Sc.D., M.ASCE, and Tarek Abdoun,…Read More >>

Innovation Contest winners Samer Dessouky, left, and Jim Stewart, center, talk with ILC member and Disney Imagineering VP Mike McCullough.
June 23, 2017

If the ASCE Grand Challenge can seem daunting, then the ASCE Innovation Contest provides hope. ASCE welcomed the winners of the Society’s second annual Innovation Contest to its headquarters in Reston, VA, for a two-day…Read More >>

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June 20, 2017

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure awarded Envision Silver to the Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s Marshview Park Phase 1 project. The park is the second project in Virginia to earn an Envision sustainable infrastructure award….Read More >>

Cal Poly SLO won the 2017 National Concrete Canoe Competition championship. PHOTO: Barry Staver
June 19, 2017

Sometimes it just takes a little bit of meraki. Huh? “Meraki translates from Greek into pouring one’s heart and soul into a project,” said Ian Buchanan, S.M.ASCE, project manager for the California Polytechnic State University,…Read More >>

The ETS team puts the finishing touches on its arcade game display.
June 18, 2017

The banner summed things up succinctly: “Thank you R. John Craig.” The 2017 National Concrete Canoe Competition began Saturday with a nod to its past, specifically the late R. John Craig – a professor at…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
August 16, 2017

On Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order (EO) on infrastructure permitting, titled Presidential Executive Order on Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review and Permitting Process for Infrastructure. The EO aims to reduce permitting time, which in the past took an average of seven years, and will now be condensed into an average...


August 08, 2017

Public-private partnerships (P3s) are increasingly becoming a recognized and tapped tool in the toolbox to fund infrastructure investments. While the early adopter states have many P3 ventures under their belts, others are still navigating the process of how to structure an effective P3. To help further the conversation, the National Conference of State Legislatures released...


August 01, 2017

It’s been 10 years since a bridge carrying Interstate 35 West over the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145 more. The eight-lane bridge was Minnesota’s third busiest, carrying 140,000 people a day.  Its failure opened many people’s eyes to the danger of taking our infrastructure for granted and led...


July 31, 2017

In an effort to raise the Dams grade, which received a “D” in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, ASCE and the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) spent two days on Capitol Hill last week advocating for funding the High Hazard Potential Dam Rehabilitation Program and the National Dam Safety Program (NDSP) – programs...


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