The Times Square Plaza has reimagined Times Square as a pedestrian - not a vehicle - hub. Courtesy NYCDDC
February 2, 2017

In today’s Times Square, it’s really more about the benches than the billboards. Opened just in time for the classic New Year’s Eve celebration, the New York City Department of Transportation’s Times Square Plaza overhaul…Read More >>

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
February 1, 2017

Engineers Week, held from Feb. 19 to Feb. 25, is a chance for us to shine a spotlight on engineers, often the silent heroes in our communities. It is a time to reflect and celebrate…Read More >>

The Portland Head Light is the oldest lighthouse in Maine.
January 31, 2017

January marks the anniversary of the first lighting of the Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, ME. Of 65 historical lighthouses still standing along 5,000 miles of Maine’s coastline, inlets, and islands, 57 of the…Read More >>

January 30, 2017

My studies and experience convince me that the trajectory of our professional and personal lives will be heavily influenced by our brain literacy; that is, what we know about our brain, how we apply what…Read More >>

January 27, 2017

Annually since 2003, the ASCE New Faces of Civil Engineering – Professional program has selected a group of civil engineers under 30 already accomplishing great things. These civil engineers don’t excel in merely one aspect…Read More >>

Bill Brittle
January 27, 2017

It was only right that Bill Brittle got his first glimpse of Dream Big at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ. Brittle, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, an ASCE Region 2 Governor who worked at…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
March 23, 2017

The White House released its budget blueprint for FY 2018 last week, signaling its priorities to Congress as it ramps up the annual appropriations process. The White House’s budget would increase defense spending by $54 billion and offset that increase with broad cuts elsewhere in discretionary spending. It will be up to House and Senate...


March 22, 2017

Today Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-4), the top Democrat on the House’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced legislation to raise approximately $500 billion to repair America’s deteriorating roads, bridges, and transit systems. The bill, H.R. 1664 – Investing in America: A Penny for Progress Act, finances the additional investment by authorizing the Treasury Department to issue...


March 21, 2017

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy & Commerce Committee held hearings focused on infrastructure. Among them were two featuring ASCE members’ testimonies—both focusing on the newly released Infrastructure Report Card. These hearings came as Congress continues to consider how best to improve our nation’s infrastructure, in part because of President Trump’s interest in...


March 16, 2017

On Thursday, March 16, President Trump released his first proposed budget as president. Often referred to as the “skinny” budget because it is released soon after a President assumes office, the budget proposal included many cuts to infrastructure programs that in the past have been successful. The following statement is from Norma Jean Mattei, President,...


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