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Soldiers with the Florida Army National Guard's 20th Special Forces Group go door-to-door in the Jacksonville area near Ortega Island, performing search-and-rescue missions in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. PHOTO: Dept. of Defense
September 15, 2017

Resilience takes many forms. Interconnected city systems. Smart infrastructure. Or, in the case of Florida’s Nassau County last week – amateur “ham” radio. As Hurricane Irma lashed the county with rain and wind, ASCE Fellow

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
September 13, 2017

Civil engineers are in demand. How can we prove it? It’s in the numbers. Did you know that the median annual income for civil engineers is now $101,000? That’s one of the findings of the…Read More >>

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September 13, 2017

Survey says …? Bright futures for civil engineers. Results of the 2017 ASCE Salary Survey find that the median pre-tax income for civil engineers was $101,000 in 2016. Base salaries, meanwhile, have risen between 4…Read More >>

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September 11, 2017

School districts and their students in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey are in urgent need of school supplies as they work to reopen in the aftermath. ASCE’s Southeast Texas Branch urges donations to Lamar University…Read More >>

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National Guardsman shakes hands with a  Houston homeowner whose house was flooded by Hurricane Harvey. PHOTO: U.S. Dept. of Defense
September 6, 2017

One week after Hurricane Harvey slammed into southeastern Texas, more than 30,000 people have been displaced, with critical infrastructure severely damaged – mostly due to the catastrophic flooding in the wake of the storm. The…Read More >>

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The ASCE Construction Institute's Student Days brings civil engineering students from around the country together with potential employers seeking new talent.
September 5, 2017

Midsummer, late-night in Fort Lauderdale, FL, it’s not difficult to find a party. Or a beach. Or both. But the 35 ASCE Student Members participating in the 2017 Construction Institute’s Student Days weekend in Fort…Read More >>

Richard Anderson, president emeritus for the New York Building Congress
September 5, 2017

There is plenty of optimism surrounding the push for more sustainable infrastructure. Plenty of pessimism too. Richard Anderson, president emeritus of the New York Building Congress, falls firmly into the camp in between: realism. He…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure
September 14, 2017

ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card gave our nation’s public parks a grade of “D+.” Despite the growing popularity of public parks and lands, chronic underfunding of our parks infrastructure continues to plague the system. The National Park Service’s (NPS) 2016 centennial anniversary generated a new wave of excitement for our nation’s public parks. In fact,...

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September 12, 2017

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) have introduced the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Reauthorization Act S.1768, a bill to reauthorize the national program to improve the nation’s earthquake preparedness, which was last passed by Congress in 2004. NEHRP plays an important role in preparing earthquake-prone communities for seismic events. First created...

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September 08, 2017

Congress returned to Washington this week with a long to-do list of must finish items, including passing a Hurricane Harvey relief package, raising the debt ceiling, and reauthorizing both the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Both the House and the Senate hit the ground running. The Senate passed a...

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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...

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