Ed Thometz found his dream job as a bridge inspector.
June 9, 2017

Taka Kimura, P.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE, is a lead bridge engineer for CH2M in Honolulu, HI. Active in ASCE, he is a member of the Structural Engineering Institute’s Public Relations Committee, for which he has written…Read More >>

The Willow Run Tri-Level Bridges received the Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Award at the recent Lansing-Jackson Branch Awards Banquet. PHOTO: Therese Kline
June 9, 2017

The Michigan Section’s Lansing-Jackson Branch recently hosted its inaugural Awards Banquet and Scholarship Fundraising Event. The awards included: • Northern Concrete Pipe Inc. for the 40-Day Fix culvert-replacement work – Quality of Life Award •…Read More >>

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
June 9, 2017

For the first time, we will release our flagship U.S. building codes, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE/SEI 7-16), in an easy-to-use online platform. This represents a giant leap…Read More >>

The PE-Cool System prototype.
June 9, 2017

Innovation isn’t an option for Samer Dessouky in his transportation engineering research at the University of Texas at San Antonio – it’s an integral part of solving practical problems. “As time went by in my…Read More >>

A Cat 793F CMD mining truck leaves an iron ore pit. PHOTO: Mark Sprouls/Caterpillar
June 8, 2017

Michael C. Murphy has been adjusting to new technologies his entire career. It’s par for the course in mining engineering – now more than ever. Murphy, chief engineer for the Surface Mining and Technology Division…Read More >>

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June 7, 2017

Ethics lie at the core of all engineering decisions. And the decisions made by civil engineers can affect millions of people. Despite the importance of ethics, many questions remain about ethical issues pertaining to sustainability,…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
August 16, 2017

On Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order (EO) on infrastructure permitting, titled Presidential Executive Order on Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review and Permitting Process for Infrastructure. The EO aims to reduce permitting time, which in the past took an average of seven years, and will now be condensed into an average...


August 08, 2017

Public-private partnerships (P3s) are increasingly becoming a recognized and tapped tool in the toolbox to fund infrastructure investments. While the early adopter states have many P3 ventures under their belts, others are still navigating the process of how to structure an effective P3. To help further the conversation, the National Conference of State Legislatures released...


August 01, 2017

It’s been 10 years since a bridge carrying Interstate 35 West over the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145 more. The eight-lane bridge was Minnesota’s third busiest, carrying 140,000 people a day.  Its failure opened many people’s eyes to the danger of taking our infrastructure for granted and led...


July 31, 2017

In an effort to raise the Dams grade, which received a “D” in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, ASCE and the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) spent two days on Capitol Hill last week advocating for funding the High Hazard Potential Dam Rehabilitation Program and the National Dam Safety Program (NDSP) – programs...


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