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Cal Poly SLO won the 2017 National Concrete Canoe Competition championship. PHOTO: Barry Staver
June 19, 2017

Sometimes it just takes a little bit of meraki. Huh? “Meraki translates from Greek into pouring one’s heart and soul into a project,” said Ian Buchanan, S.M.ASCE, project manager for the California Polytechnic State University,

Innovation Contest winners Samer Dessouky, left, and Jim Stewart, center, talk with ILC member and Disney Imagineering VP Mike McCullough.
June 23, 2017

If the ASCE Grand Challenge can seem daunting, then the ASCE Innovation Contest provides hope. ASCE welcomed the winners of the Society’s second annual Innovation Contest to its headquarters in Reston, VA, for a two-day…Read More >>

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June 20, 2017

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure awarded Envision Silver to the Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s Marshview Park Phase 1 project. The park is the second project in Virginia to earn an Envision sustainable infrastructure award….Read More >>

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The ETS team puts the finishing touches on its arcade game display.
June 18, 2017

The banner summed things up succinctly: “Thank you R. John Craig.” The 2017 National Concrete Canoe Competition began Saturday with a nod to its past, specifically the late R. John Craig – a professor at…Read More >>

Fellow Shield WEB FEAT
June 16, 2017

ASCE members elected to Fellow status have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that have enhanced lives. Just 3 percent of Society members hold this prestigious honor. The most recent members elevated to Fellow…Read More >>

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John Craig, left, worked for years to develop a national concrete canoe competition. He's pictured with his niece Tara and sister Chris. PHOTO: Chris and Gary Fossett
June 16, 2017

It’s all how he envisioned it would be. ASCE student teams from across the country – from across the world – will travel to the Colorado School of Mines this weekend. They’ll come in caravans…Read More >>

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June 15, 2017

I previously covered the benefits of becoming a jack-of-all-trades, and more recently, focusing on a specific niche as a civil engineer. In this post, I want to dig deeper into specialization as a civil engineer….Read More >>

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June 23, 2017

With just over three months to go before the Federal Aviation Administration’s authorization expires, and a “D” grade for aviation in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, the House and Senate committees released their bills yesterday to reauthorize the agency. The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s bill, H.R. 2997, will be the more controversial of the...

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June 15, 2017

Many state legislatures have already adjourned their session until 2018 while others are nearing the halfway point. Now is a good time to review what progress has been made on infrastructure issues. Despite mixed outcomes, transportation was once again at the top of the “to do lists” of many legislative chambers in 2017. Five states...

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June 13, 2017

Yesterday 253 congressmen sent a letter to the leadership of the House Ways & Means Committee asking that a long-term fix for Highway Trust Fund be included in their tax reform efforts. “As the Committee on Ways and Means continues to work toward a much-needed update of the U.S. tax code, you have an opportunity...

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June 09, 2017

Capping off his Administration’s ‘Infrastructure Week,’ President Trump held an event this morning on permitting reform at the U.S. Department of Transportation. President Trump, joined by Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke, met with heads of state departments of transportation and then addressed a group of transportation officials and stakeholders....

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