November 2, 2016

ASCE has announced the five finalists for the Society’s preeminent project honor, the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award for 2017. ASCE has recognized an exemplary civil engineering project with the OCEA Award annually since 1960….Read More >>

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November 2, 2016

The Society’s annual Outstanding Projects And Leaders awards are among the highest tributes a civil engineer can achieve. The OPAL goes beyond recognizing single accomplishments to honor its recipients for successful careers demonstrating leadership and…Read More >>

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
October 31, 2016

At the ASCE 2016 Convention, ASCE Industry Leaders Council members shared the successes of the inaugural ASCE Innovation Contest and used the momentum of the ASCE Grand Challenge dialogue to support the launch of the…Read More >>

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October 28, 2016

One of ASCE’s most valued contributions to the profession is marking its 60th anniversary this year. The 12 flagship ASCE Journals began publishing in 1956. The journals’ origins, however, go back 84 years earlier, to…Read More >>

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October 25, 2016

In some cases, right from wrong is not a matter of black and white. Rather the question of what is ethical can present unique answers on a case-by-case basis, creating gray areas. ASCE’s General Counsel…Read More >>

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October 25, 2016

Here’s a question I get from civil engineers almost every day: Where can I find a mentor as a civil engineer? Excellent question, and before I even answer it, I want to say that, in…Read More >>

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January 13, 2017

Winter, also known as pothole season, is here and roads remain beleaguered. Fortunately, many states throughout the nation and both ends of the political spectrum are considering gas taxes increases as viable options to fund infrastructure. According to a recent report by TRIP, the average American driver spends $523 in extra vehicle operation and maintenance...

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January 09, 2017

By the end of this week 40 states will have begun their legislative sessions.  With it comes the pomp and circumstance of swearing in ceremonies, gubernatorial inaugurations, committee assignments and, most importantly, settling in to do great work for the people of their state. As we’ve previously looked at states gearing up to make major...

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January 06, 2017

The first week of 2017 has brought new examples of the need to upgrade our infrastructure as Congress and several states return to session and roll up their sleeves to make infrastructure a priority. While the new administration committed to make infrastructure investment a priority, the timeline of a new bill is still unknown. According...

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January 05, 2017

The Infrastructure Report Card evaluates the progress (and sometimes regress) of the nation’s infrastructure over a four-year period. As ASCE prepares to release its next Report Card on March 9, here are some of the most notable accomplishments that have happened since 2013, including many that were identified as ways to “raise the grade” in...

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