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The ASCE IRD team assembles at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. PHOTO: Allison Pyrch
November 14, 2017

An ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division team is in Mexico this week, gathering information about the region’s recent earthquakes to help engineers better understand how to make infrastructure more resilient. Craig Davis, Ph.D., G.E., P.E., M.ASCE,

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November 17, 2017

ASCE has announced the finalists for the 2018 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award, the Society’s preeminent project honor. The winner, one of the among five finalists, will be revealed at ASCE’s OPAL Gala, March 15,…Read More >>

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November 16, 2017

Unfortunately, this is a question I get all too often. Lack of confidence is one of the biggest inhibitors of professional development and overall success for civil engineering professionals (and many other professionals, for that…Read More >>

An ASCE IRD team is traveling to Mexico to collect data in the aftermath of the Sept. 19 Central Mexico Earthquake.
November 9, 2017

Nothing helps mitigate future disasters like past disasters. And so as Mexico works to rebuild in the aftermath of two major September earthquakes, an ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division team is traveling to Mexico City to…Read More >>

PHOTO: Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure
November 9, 2017

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure honored the Boynton Beach Ion Exchange Resin Plant and East Water Treatment Plant Upgrades project in Florida with an Envision Bronze award. This is the first water treatment plant project…Read More >>

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With communities around the country working to recover after an autumn full of natural disasters, the key will be to not to simply rebuild but to rebuild better.
November 9, 2017

Civil engineering is nothing if not resilient. And in many cases that means learning from failure and building back better. In the aftermath of a series of extreme events this autumn in North America, now…Read More >>

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November 9, 2017

The need for resilient and sustainable infrastructure is hardly breaking news, but in the wake of devastating natural disasters around the country, the time to act is now. Last month in New York City, ASCE…Read More >>

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November 17, 2017

This week, ASCE participated in a series of panels highlighting the increasing interconnectivity of technology and infrastructure. The Hill’s Digitalizing Infrastructure “Digitalizing Infrastructure” examined how new technology is transforming investments in everything from energy to transportation infrastructure. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation discussed the...

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November 14, 2017

Earlier this month, Congressman John Larson (D-CT) introduced H.R.4209, the America Wins Act – a bill which would invest $1 trillion, through taxing harmful pollution, in our infrastructure over a decade. Under this legislation, $400 billion will be invested  in existing federal highway programs and eliminate the $138 billion Highway Trust Fund (HTF) shortfall; $100...

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November 08, 2017

On November 7, voters across the country approved infrastructure investment ballot measures. In Maine, a resounding 72% of residents across the state voted yes on Question 3, allowing the issuance of $105 million in bonds for transportation projects around the state. $80 million will be provided to state highways and bridges, $20 million for multimodal...

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November 06, 2017

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Kelly Barnes Dam failure: an event that acted as a catalyst for improvement in dam safety. On November 6, 1977, Toccoa Falls Bible College was nearly swept away as high water erupted through the defects in the Kelly Barnes Dam, sending 25-foot waves through the campus. This tragedy...

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