USS Constitution
May 29, 2014

Batten the hatches! Roll out the cannon! Swab, load, fire! The sailors on the USS Constitution, a.k.a. Old Ironsides, could shoot at roughly twice the rate of her British counterparts. Combined with the strongest hull…Read More >>

May 29, 2014

Last year, through ASCE’s Annual Issues Survey, Society members ranked several issues of importance to the civil engineering profession and ASCE listened. On May 22, the U.S. Senate passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act…Read More >>

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May 29, 2014

ASCE is seeking members to update existing SEI/ASCE Standard 32-01, Design and Construction of Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations. The intent of the standard is to address the design and construction of frost-protected shallow foundations in areas subject…Read More >>

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May 28, 2014

John Findlay Wallace and John Frank Stevens had 2 things in common: both men served as chief engineer of the original Panama Canal construction project, and both served a term as president of ASCE – Wallace…Read More >>

University of California, Davis won the 23rd Annual ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC), hosted by the University of Akron’s College of Engineering, May 23-24 in Akron, Ohio. Photo Credit: University of Akron
May 28, 2014

After finishing third in the competition last year, the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) returned this year to win the 23rd Annual ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC), hosted by the University of…Read More >>

May 27, 2014

The Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority (JCMUA) Division of Engineering, in May, issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for professional engineering services for Urban Coastal Defense and Storm Water Mitigation System that requires submitted proposals…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
April 29, 2016

A new dam rehabilitation bill introduced in the Senate and continued attention to our nation’s water and surface infrastructure needs marked this week’s infrastructure headlines. The High Hazard Potential Small Dam Safety Act, a Senate bill sponsored by bipartisan lawmakers, would provide the first non-emergency federal grants to help local governments repair or replace aging...

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April 26, 2016

Late last week, Senators Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) and Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced S. 2835, a bill that, if enacted, would provide funding assistance to rehabilitate, repair, or remove nonfederal high hazard deficient dams. This is a promising step in the effort to improve the nation’s aging dams, which received a “D” grade in the...

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April 22, 2016

It’s National Park Week, the Senate passed its version of the FAA Reauthorization Bill, and more suggestions for improving infrastructure through technological innovation have been floating around the week’s news headlines. This year marks the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service. According to National Geographic, the National Park maintenance backlog has reached nearly $12...

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April 19, 2016

While infrastructure issues have remained at the forefront of 2016 state legislative debates, the activity seen during this session is much less impressive than the 2015 legislative season. However, in addition to tackling the question of infrastructure, some states have lumped in professional practice issues like “qualifications based selection” (QBS) as they contemplate their budgets...

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