Save America's Infrastructure

July 14, 2014

Aging buildings and energy costs are two of a school’s most concerning issues, but not for Warren County, Kentucky’s Richardsville Elementary School after a sustainable redesign that now has the school selling energy back to…Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

July 11, 2014

Congress returned to Washington this week with the Highway Trust Fund on the agenda. The Senate Finance Committee offers a bipartisan proposal by Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah. The…Read More >>

The Leadership Imperative

Photo: Chris Gunn/NASA, courtesy of Northrop Grumman.

Thousands gathered at the South by Southwest Festival to view a full-scale model of NASA's next generation space telescope. New technologies such as this will inspire and challenge a "new breed" of engineers.
July 10, 2014

I believe our profession is at a crossroads. The positive path of this fork in the road offers the next generation of engineers a tremendous opportunity to meet its vision to be leaders in helping society meet its grand challenges.This vision would be met by a new breed of engineer,

Technical Notes

July 10, 2014

On May 5, 2014, the Philippines Hurricane Yolanda Structural Analysis (PHYSA) field team of 7 civil engineers began a week-long, post-disaster damage assessment of the impacted regions on Leyte and Samar islands. Below you will…Read More >>


The Emerging Engineer

Sears Tower
July 9, 2014

Approximately 1.5 million tourists visit the Willis Tower Skydeck each year. Few of them will glimpse the original Sears tower. The North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago was once home to Sears original world headquarters. In…Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

July 8, 2014

On August 5, Missourians go to the polls to weigh in on the future of the state’s transportation fund. Rather than enacting a temporary fix through an incremental gas tax hike, the Missouri Legislature put…Read More >>

President's Perspective

One of the many interviews I gave to local media
July 7, 2014

If you’ve never been to one of ASCE’s National Concrete Canoe Competitions, I have to tell you it was very serious fun! Hanging out with the students, advisors, sponsors and hosts was special for me…Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

July 4, 2014

The Highway Trust Fund got a lot of attention this week, with the help of some bad news for states and a speech by President Obama. While standing in front of the Key Bridge on…Read More >>

The Emerging Engineer

Jardine water purification plant, bottom left
July 2, 2014

Adjacent to Chicago’s Navy Pier, the Jardine water purification plant is the largest capacity water filtration plant in the world. It delivers almost a billion gallons of potable water daily, serving over 5 million residents…Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

July 1, 2014

The stakes just got raised even while it seems we are no closer to a funding fix. The U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced plans for slowing reimbursements to states from the traditional twice…Read More >>