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Downtown Cedar Rapids, IA, was besieged by flood waters in 2008. The city responded with a game-changing flood control system master plan. PHOTO: City of Cedar Rapids
November 29, 2016

Maybe the most remarkable thing about the Cedar Rapids Flood Control System Master Plan is the most obvious. The leaders and decision-makers put the people before the project. “What’s the community going to look like?”

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
December 2, 2016

Amid a contentious election season, one thing that the presidential candidates could agree on was the need for major infrastructure upgrades. President-Elect Trump has proposed financing up to $1 trillion in infrastructure. If invested wisely,…Read More >>

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November 30, 2016

Lately, I have received several questions from civil engineers who are nearing graduation. Their questions focus on two points: • How should they determine in which field of civil engineering they should practice? • If…Read More >>

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November 21, 2016

ASCE members elected to Fellow status have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that have enhanced lives. Fewer than 3.5 percent of Society members hold this prestigious honor. The most recent members elevated to…Read More >>

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November 21, 2016

ASCE presents nearly 100 Society awards every year, recognizing civil engineers who advance the profession either through achievement or published papers. The most recent Society awards, as approved by the ASCE Executive Committee, include honors…Read More >>

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November 17, 2016

Meet Rocio Rodriguez, P.E., M.ASCE, a structural engineer for Siemens in Orlando, FL. Rodriguez was one of three winners of ASCE’s Dream Big Contest last spring. Her prize was a trip to California in August to…Read More >>

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Leon Grant, left, and Marcellus Pitts have helped turn the Marietta High School ASCE Civil Engineering Club and Pre-Engineering program into a massive success. PHOTO: Leon Grant
November 16, 2016

Marietta, Georgia: where civil engineering meets swag. The ASCE Civil Engineering Club at Marietta High School and the Marietta City Schools Pre-Engineering Pipeline program have been exciting students about the career possibilities, and their achievements…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
December 02, 2016

With plans for Congress to adjourn at the end of next week, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 is still waiting for final passage. The bill is being conferenced by the House and Senate, which has been making good progress on a compromised bill that incorporates parts of each chamber’s version of WRDA. However,...

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December 01, 2016

Over the past three years, 17 states have increased their gas tax to generate additional revenue for surface transportation.  In almost every state the recent increase was the first in nearly two decades.  Even with the passages of last year’s FAST Act, states are still facing uncertainty when it comes to funding sources.  Cars are...

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November 21, 2016

For 18 months leading up to the presidential election, infrastructure notably was the policy issue that both candidates agreed on. The issue is one that the Washington Post even cited in a plea for a substantive campaign season, and story after story highlighted the bipartisan issue. It’s two weeks past Election Day, and the dust...

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November 18, 2016

Does it seem like holiday travel becomes more overwhelming each year? You’re not imagining it. According to  AAA, nearly 49 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home between Wednesday Nov. 23, and Sunday, Nov. 27, making it the highest number of Thanksgiving travelers in nine years. Whether the increase is from cheaper...

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