Seeing a giga project up close – ASCE members visit the construction site of the Panama Canal at the 2014 Global Engineering Conference
October 30, 2014

Participating in a tour of the Panama Canal was one of the very special moments for me at ASCE’s 2014 Global Engineering Conference.  This year marks the 100th anniversary of this giga project. Upon completion,…Read More >>

October 30, 2014

From a Rhode Island ballot proposition to enhance mass transit to another in Louisiana that would establish an infrastructure bank, many states are turning to their voters next week to decide on initiatives that would…Read More >>

October 28, 2014

Sustainability is the most important and most poorly understood problem of the 21st century, according to engineer William A. Wallace, ENV SP, M.ASCE, a noted author and consultant. Consequently, many civil engineers are unknowingly planning, designing and…Read More >>

October 27, 2014

At ASCE’s Global Engineering Conference 2014 in Panama City, Panama, Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, P.E., M.ASCE, the 53rd chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was the special guest…Read More >>

October 24, 2014

All of us come to leadership through a different path, enriched by a variety of life experiences. In my journey to become your new ASCE president, I have been both purposeful and blessed, and I…Read More >>

October 24, 2014

St. Louis’ historic Union Station, once the world’s largest and busiest train station, marked its 120th anniversary this past September, reminding us that at its height, 22 U.S. railroad lines from east and west terminated…Read More >>

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August 25, 2016

Today marks the 100th anniversary of an American treasure: the National Park Service (NPS). With 412 areas covering more than 84 million acres, located in every state, the National Park System includes national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks and sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House. In...


August 19, 2016

According to the Chicago Tribune, Americans spent about $15 billion in fares on public transit in 2014. Public transit use has been steadily growing over the past few decades, with ridership increasing by nearly 39 percent since 1995. Yet, according to a recent article in Forbes, more and more people are losing confidence in public...


August 17, 2016

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a new report surveying the progress the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have made carrying out the National Levee Safety Program. The conclusion: the Agencies “have made little progress in implementing key national levee-safety-related activities required in the Water Resources Reform and Development...


August 16, 2016

With the 2016 Summer Olympics in full swing, water quality is at the forefront of viewers’ minds. Obstacles of polluted water, trash and pollution-related illness are hindering the Olympic games and remind us all of how critical clean water and effective water treatment is to the health and welfare of society. In contrast to Brazil,...


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