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David Durham of Walt Disney Imagineering speaks during the Industry Leaders Forum panel discussion on innovation. PHOTO: Roxann Henze/ASCE
October 21, 2015

Pursuing innovation in engineering is not for the faint of heart. But as engineers take on the “Grand Challenge” issued by ASCE’s Industry Leaders Council to drastically reduce infrastructure life-cycle costs by 2025, employing innovative…Read More >>

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ASCE members laugh during engineer-comedian's Don McMillan "set" at the closing session of the 2015 Convention. PHOTO: David Hathcox for ASCE
October 16, 2015

“Engineers aren’t funny,” Don McMillan told the audience at the ASCE 2015 Convention in New York City. “Nobody’s ever met an engineer and said, ‘Ooooh, tell me a joke!’ ” McMillan, though, is the exception, carving out…Read More >>

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October 16, 2015

It was a goosebumps moment. Images of the Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Giza Pyramids moved across the screen to a swelling cinematic score, as a movie-trailer voice boomed: “The foundation of all great…Read More >>

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Bob Stevens passes the presidential gavel to Mark Woodson at the ASCE Business Meeting, Tuesday. PHOTO: David Hathcox for ASCE
October 14, 2015

Mark Woodson couldn’t stop the tears. Continually dabbing at his eyes, he watched each of his four children take the ASCE 2015 Convention stage Tuesday to introduce their father with words of love and support…Read More >>

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Luke Williams speaks during the ASCE 2015 Convention opening plenary. PHOTO: David Hathcox for ASCE
October 13, 2015

The ASCE 2015 Convention began officially Monday with a disruption. The bestselling author of Disrupt, a book that outlines ways “disruptive thinking” can lead to innovation, shared some of those thoughts and how they apply…Read More >>

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Lauren Kilroy, a student member from California State-Long Beach, weather-proofs a chair for the cafe area at Central Queens Academy.
October 13, 2015

No tape measure? No problem. A group of ASCE volunteers relied on their engineering resourcefulness Sunday during the ASCE 2015 Convention’s community service project at Central Queens Academy in Elmhurst, NY. Using little more than…Read More >>

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February 05, 2016

This week improving our nation’s aviation and water infrastructure were the focus of conversation on Capitol Hill. With a new aviation reform bill, the Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act, proposed to Congress, the nation’s aviation needs are receiving some attention that’s long overdue. According to the bill’s author, Rep. Bill Shuster, two-thirds of...

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January 22, 2016

With heavy snow targeting the Northeast and a contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., our water and transportation infrastructure have become a heavy topic of discussion this week. Besides snow days and curling up by the fire, winter weather brings wear and tear on our nation’s roads, water pipes and power lines. Colorado, New Jersey,...

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