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The Emerging Engineer

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May 9, 2015

I believe it’s fair to compare the relative skill difference between a graduating civil engineer and a 10-year PE (or SE) with the difference between a tennis hobbyist and a pro. The hobbyist and student…Read More >>

The Leadership Imperative

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May 7, 2015

This letter, from a father to a son, was written by professional engineer Bob Breeze upon his son’s graduation as a mechanical engineer. The letter was published in a collection entitled, Letters to Young Engineers,…Read More >>

ASCE News

May 4, 2015

Across this country, the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of our roads, bridges, canals, dams, and water systems depends on a collaboration of federal, state, and local support. The importance of the work we…Read More >>

Promote the Profession

May 1, 2015

April marks the birth of American civil engineer John Frank Stevens, a pioneer responsible for the construction of several key Western U.S. railroads and the building of the Panama Canal. Born near West Gardiner, Maine,…Read More >>

President's Perspective

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April 30, 2015

As you probably know, on Saturday, April 25, a devastating earthquake rocked Nepal, flattening densely populated areas surrounding Kathmandu. The Nepalese people are dealing with tremendous loss of life and destruction of homes, historic sites…Read More >>

The Leadership Imperative

April 23, 2015

Globalization, developments in technology, and new business models are changing the way products and services are conceived, designed, produced, and distributed around the world. These forces are also transforming work and operations in manufacturing. Increasingly,…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure

Save America's Infrastructure

July 31, 2015

With July wrapping up, the House throwing in the towel and settling for another three-month extension as the Senate passing the DRIVE Act, hopes for a long-term highway funding solution are pushed back again. Before heading home for August recess the House and Senate passed another short-term patch that will provide $8 billion of funding...

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 30, 2015

During the last two months, the Senate made good use of its time to craft a multi-year surface transportation bill with an increase in funding. As is often the way for Congress, it still came down to the wire. For over a week, the U.S. Senate has been in a mad dash to complete its...

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 29, 2015

Traffic jams and project backlogs aren’t problems that will be going away any time soon as the Highway Trust Fund is once again headed towards insolvency. However, in spite of a lack of federal support for better transportation networks, some innovations are propelling transportation into new areas and changing the game as we know it....

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 27, 2015

Two weeks ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would fund federal transportation projects through mid-December to avoid the July 31 legislative deadline.  While this would divert a summer construction catastrophe, delaying Congressional agreement on a multi-year path forward is not an ideal option because short-term extensions make it difficult to plan...

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