The Emerging Engineer

May 20, 2012

I’ve written several blogs recently about the cutting edge of structural design. While it’s true that new modeling software and analytical techniques are changing the occupation, it remains extremely important to have a solid understanding…Read More >>

The Emerging Engineer

May 14, 2012

The McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Illinois Institute of Technology by Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, built 2003. A 530-foot oval tube made of concrete and steel, encloses and muffles the el as…Read More >>

The Emerging Engineer

May 9, 2012

A few weekends ago I visited Meadow Brook mansion in Rochester, Michigan. The massive manor was built between 1926 and 1929 for Matilda Dodge Wilson and her family. Mrs. Wilson, heiress to the John Dodge…Read More >>

Promote the Profession

May 9, 2012

If your Section or Branch has been looking for a new outreach opportunity, consider helping kids learn more about civil engineering.  Worried you don’t know what to do or say?  ASCE has got your back…Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

May 9, 2012

The surface transportation conference committee commenced its first meeting yesterday, with Senate and House conferees taking the opportunity to give opening remarks on what is anticipated to be one of the final hurdles in passing a…Read More >>

Insights Podcast

May 9, 2012

Barry J. Schoch, P.E., was nominated by Governor Tom Corbett to be Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation in January 2011. Schoch has 30 years’ experience in the engineering field and has been heavily involved in either…Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

April 26, 2012

ASCE has released the latest report in the Failure to Act economic study series today – Failure to Act: The Economic Impact of Current Investment Trends in Electricity Infrastructure. This report assesses the nation’s aging…Read More >>

Promote the Profession

April 23, 2012

What a great time of year for educational outreach! As the photos and numbers come rolling in, it’s clear from the level of ASCE engagement that Engineers Week was front and center for many of…Read More >>

The Emerging Engineer

April 21, 2012

In early March I published an article about the number of hours that civil engineers work per week. To encourage a conversation, I posed the question to the ASCE LinkedIn community. The response has been…Read More >>

The Emerging Engineer

April 18, 2012

Structural optimization, genetic algorithms, generative modeling and parametric design are the new buzzwords of the structural design industry. They’ve quickly replaced such old fashioned concepts as building information modeling (BIM), 3D CAD, and electronic delivery….Read More >>