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Ryan Condol takes to the white board for a session during the 2017 Younger Member Leadership Symposium. PHOTO: Jason Dixson Photography
August 10, 2017

Set a bunch of ASCE’s best and brightest younger members loose on the National Mall in Washington, DC, and what are they going to do? Form a human pyramid. Of course. They are civil engineers,

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
August 10, 2017

At its very foundation, ASCE is an association of people coming together for the common purpose of advancing the civil engineer and the civil engineering profession. In doing so, ASCE’s diverse membership enables and protects…Read More >>

Case Western Reserve University's student team received 2017 ASCE Sustainable Development Award at the EPA’s P3 National Sustainable Design Expo. PHOTO: Alex Rosenheim
August 14, 2017

ASCE recognized the innovative humanitarian work of a Case Western Reserve University student team with the 2017 ASCE Sustainable Development Award at the EPA’s P3 National Sustainable Design Expo. The P3 “People, Prosperity, and the…Read More >>

ASCE's Younger Members are the future leaders of the push for sustainable infrastructure. PHOTO: Jaffer Almosawy
August 11, 2017

Elizabeth Ruedas, P.E., QISP, ENV SP, M.ASCE, is a project engineer for CNC Engineering in the City of Industry, CA, and the program chair for ASCE’s Committee on Younger Members. She will be moderating two…Read More >>

August 11, 2017

The picture is starting to come into focus. The ASCE Board of Direction spent a good portion of its quarterly meeting, July 28-29 in Baltimore, honing its strategic plan, a process that began in January…Read More >>

The Orange Line in Los Angeles was ahead of its time in terms of sustainability features. PHOTO: Cris Liban
August 11, 2017

The challenge of building a system of sustainable infrastructure is a dense one, a diverse blend of considerations and stakeholders. ASCE Fellow Cris Liban, D.Env., P.E., ENV SP, the Los Angeles Metro’s executive officer for…Read More >>

Marci Rossell
August 4, 2017

Money makes the civil engineering world go ’round. This much we know. So, it’s probably wise to listen to Marci Rossell, Ph.D., former chief economist for CNBC with experience in both the private (OppenheimerFunds) and…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
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...


July 28, 2017

The Senate Committee on Appropriations passed a bill yesterday to fund the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development for fiscal year 2018 (which according to the federal calendar begins October 1). The bill funds the Department of Transportation (DOT) at $79.6 billion for FY18 (a $1.5 billion increase from FY17). That total is $1.1...


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