The University of Florida is looking to repeat as National Concrete Canoe Competition champions.
June 10, 2016

There was reason to expect the ASCE 2016 National Concrete Canoe Competition to have a different – less colorful – look. The new rules for this year’s event prohibit teams from using concrete stains, previously…Read More >>

Oscar Antommattei looks over the canoe entry from the Ecole de technologie superieure.
June 10, 2016

With this week’s 2016 ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition at the University of Texas at Tyler, Oscar Antommattei returns to his roots. Nearly two decades after taking part in Concrete Canoe as a participant and…Read More >>

June 9, 2016

Do what’s right or do what’s easy? “No matter what you’re doing in engineering, you’ll come across that question,” said Greg Scott, P.E., M.ASCE. Ethical considerations confront all engineers, at times even becoming newsworthy, as…Read More >>

June 8, 2016

This guest column is by David Lutz, P.E., M.ASCE, manager of the geotechnical and tunneling group for the southwest U.S. for WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff in Dallas, TX. Imagine being at a new job on your first…Read More >>

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June 7, 2016

As part of our newly coordinated global strategy to more aggressively advance ASCE’s goals internationally, Executive Director Tom Smith and I traveled to South Africa, to meet with leaders to discuss a myriad of different…Read More >>

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
June 6, 2016

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi Every person stands to benefit from teamwork, whether it…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
July 29, 2016

As July wraps up and political issues continues to simmer, states are striving to meet their infrastructure needs in light of transportation budget woes and limited federal funds. In Wisconsin, residents and lawmakers recognize the dire need for road improvements but wrestle with a $1 billion transportation budget shortfall. Recent flood damage to roads and...


July 28, 2016

In the past two weeks both major U.S. political parties have held conventions to formally nominate a presidential candidate and talk about their respective visions for the country. Here’s how each party handled infrastructure: The Republican Party held its National Convention first in Cleveland, Ohio the week of July 18. While the city was selected...


July 22, 2016

As a sweltering heat engulfs most of the country, infrastructure issues have been heating up too. Many states are discussing their inadequate funding to improve infrastructure, presidential candidates are talking infrastructure, and a crane collapsed on one of the nation’s busiest bridges—reminding commuters of the value of working infrastructure. On Tuesday afternoon, a crane collapsed...


July 21, 2016

Members of Congress headed home (and to their respective national conventions last week) and won’t return to Washington until after Labor Day. This gives you, as an infrastructure advocate, the opportunity to talk with your federal lawmakers about our nation’s “D+” infrastructure and specific legislation that they can pass this year to help improve it....


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