The Lake Mead Intake No. 3 Shafts and Tunnel Project.
March 11, 2016

It isn’t quite the “journey to the center of the Earth” envisioned by Jules Verne, but it’s not far off. The Lake Mead Intake No. 3 Shafts and Tunnel Project, in Boulder City, NV, is the…Read More >>

Seismic Upgrade of Bay Division Pipeline Nos. 3 and 4 at Hayward Fault, Fremont, CA.
March 11, 2016

As civil engineering heightens its emphasis on resiliency, the seismic upgrade of Bay Division Pipelines Nos. 3 and 4 at Hayward Fault in Fremont, CA, is an ideal example of how to do it right. The upgrade…Read More >>

The Tanana River Bridge in Salcha, AK.
March 11, 2016

There was nothing standard-issue about the Tanana River Bridge project. “It wasn’t a cookie-cutter bridge where we chose one of three superstructure options,” said Michael Pochop, P.E., vice president and project manager for Hanson Professional…Read More >>

Bob Willard video screen capture
March 9, 2016

For businesses, sustainability is more than an ethical pursuit – it can be a real money maker. The biggest challenge lies in changing the mindset of business leaders who struggle to accept the notion that…Read More >>

Honan's photo of the BNSF Railway's Foss River Bridge in Skykomish, WA,  that earned grand-prize honors in Trains Magazine's 2009 Photo Contest. "I had gone up there in the midst of a Cascade Range blizzard specifically to photograph this bridge at night, but I couldn't have imagined that in mid-storm the clouds would tear apart to let a 3/4-full moon shine onto the scene," Honan said. "The timely passage of an eastbound train provided me the opportunity to capture this surreal scene that seems more painting than photograph."
March 3, 2016

When he was a college student at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, David Honan received a copy of the ASCE Bridges Calendar as a gift from his father. “I’ve liked bridges for a long time…Read More >>

Buildings devastated by the  earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010. Photo: Justin Marshall
March 3, 2016

Not that you ever want to go through a significant earthquake, but it certainly makes for a good way to tell who the civil engineers are in a crowd. Alex Tanner, S.M.ASCE, was in Anchorage,…Read More >>

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May 04, 2016

There are just 73 days remaining until the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) authorization expires. Reauthorizing legislation has been in the works for months, but has a long way to go before it lands on the President’s desk. The FAA’s current authorization was set to expire March 31, but Congress bought itself some extra time by...

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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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