President Mark Woodson and Executive Director Tom Smith stand atop the newly dedicated international historic landmark Cape Agulhas Lighthouse in South Africa.
July 6, 2016

The past 10 months have brought clear and unmistakable statements from organizations at the heart of licensure: The future education of P.E.s can’t remain stuck in a century-old holding pattern. At its recent annual meeting…Read More >>

The winners in the ASCE Innovation Contest Innovative Business Models category visited the BEAST at Rutgers University.
June 30, 2016

It shouldn’t be surprising, as it was hardly coincidence. Still, it was remarkable to see how in lockstep the winners of the ASCE Innovation Contest were with each other and with their hosts, Pennoni Associates,…Read More >>

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
June 30, 2016

We must close the infrastructure investment gap, not only to protect the safety and health of our nation and communities, but also to protect the finances of our nation’s families. ASCE released the Failure to…Read More >>

June 30, 2016

Many different disciplines make up the world of civil engineering – transportation, geotechnical, site civil, and water resources only begin to scratch the surface. So, for your long-term career growth, is it better to focus…Read More >>

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith and Smart City Works co-founder Gregory Sauter.
June 24, 2016

ASCE has formed an alliance that will collaborate on ways to bring innovative technologies and civil engineering projects to market. The agreement with Smart City Works seeks to reduce the life-cycle costs of infrastructure, develop…Read More >>

June 23, 2016

I haven’t been writing blogs lately because I’ve been busy saving the world from alien invasion. Now that humanity’s future has been secured, but forever altered, I’d like to explore the leadership qualities of my…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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