July 20, 2016

The Einstellung Effect – where the German word means “approach” or “way of doing something” – refers to trying to resolve an issue, problem, or opportunity only by using approaches that have worked in similar…Read More >>

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July 19, 2016

Issues with the Flint, MI, water crisis and Washington, DC’s metro service show us that now, more than ever, innovation is required to reinvent our approach to sustainable infrastructure. Introducing innovation inherently presents several obstacles…Read More >>

At the New Jersey Institute of Technology, winners in ASCE's Innovation Contest resilience category showed their ideas to leaders from Mott MacDonald and ASCE staff.
July 15, 2016

Pat Natale’s words hit close to home, even more than he knew. “Innovation is really great, but sometimes it sits on the shelf,” Natale, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, told the crowd assembled for the ASCE Innovation Contest…Read More >>

July 14, 2016

For civil engineering to keep up with what society expects of us, innovation is essential. You’d be hard-pressed to find disagreement with that sentiment. The question becomes how can we spark, foster, and implement innovative solutions? The…Read More >>

Fourth and fifth graders at a Lewisville, TX, elementary school learned from Dallas Branch leaders why civil engineering is a great career.
July 13, 2016

For a fourth straight year, the St. Louis Section has been recognized for taking ASCE’s commitment to diversity and inclusion to the local level. The Section is among seven recipients of ASCE’s Section and Branch Diversity Awards….Read More >>

July 13, 2016

In assisting civil engineers with their professional development efforts over the years, I have had many civil engineers ask me if it is worth their while to invest their money in attending industry conferences, especially if…Read More >>

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September 21, 2016

Last year, 35,092 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in the United States, which averages out to 96 people per day. This represents a 7.2% increase in deaths from 2014, the largest percentage increase since 1966. While Americans drove more in 2015 than 2014 and statistically the more people drive, the more crashes there...


September 20, 2016

Today we added 15 new #GameChangers and two new trends to the repertoire. These projects showcase the power that innovation and investment can have to solve problems and improve our infrastructure. “Rebuilding Stronger” and “Sustainable Solutions” are the new trends we’ve identified that are shaping the way infrastructure is designed, built, and maintained. The projects...


September 16, 2016

Thursday was a big day for water infrastructure. With the passing of WRDA in the Senate, Imagine a Day Without Water could not have fallen on a more fitting day. Yesterday hundreds of organizations across the country, including water agencies, mayors, engineers, schools and business and labor leaders, joined forces to raise public awareness about...


September 15, 2016

In a major victory for ASCE and other infrastructure stakeholders (i.e. everyone!) the Senate on Thursday passed S.2848 the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 in a vote of 95-3. In many ways, passing the bill should be a no-brainer, as WRDA will increase America’s competitiveness by preparing ports and harbors for post-Panama Canal renovation...


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