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September 14, 2017

Word has reached ASCE of the passing of Fellow and Life Member Sigmundo Golombek, founder of Brazil’s first and most prominent engineering consulting firm Consultrix, who has died at 93. In...
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Society News

Jack Christiansen PHOTO: John Stamets for Docomomo WEWA Oral History Project, University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
September 14, 2017

ASCE Fellow John V. (“Jack”) Christiansen, a pioneer of thin-shelled concrete design and structural engineer of the Seattle Kingdome, once the world’s largest concrete dome, has died at...
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Society News

HarveyFlooding082917
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...
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Society News

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...
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Society News

"This woman (middle) owns the local daycare, adjacent to our City Hall. She opened her doors so we could cook and donated a lot of what went into the gumbo, then allowed families to come in so the kids would have toys and TV. We wouldn't have been able to prepare hot food onsite without her. The little one is my daughter. She entertained kids, encouraged kids, and wrangled dogs. She also made sure I knew when new arrivals came in and made sure they had food and anything else we could help them with." - Kate Osborn (pictured right)
August 31, 2017

Texas Section Second Year Director-at-Large Kate Osborn, EIT, A.M.ASCE, has been working on little to no rest all week. The ASCE Southeast Texas Branch President-Elect and project engineer for...
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Hurricane Harvey left Port Arthur, TX,  under water. PHOTO: Andrew Wells
August 31, 2017

Andrew Wells, EIT, M.ASCE, president of ASCE’s Southeast Texas Branch, and an engineer for Collins Engineering in Port Arthur, TX, had hoped the worst of Hurricane Harvey was over Tuesday morning...
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PHOTO:  Dept. of Defense
August 31, 2017

ASCE members in Texas are sharing their experiences as the region contends with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The Texas A&M ASCE Student Chapter is one of many groups who have already...
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Technical Notes

Snow Load WEB FEAT
August 30, 2017

The ASCE Structural Engineering Institute’s Trial Design Problems test civil engineers’ practice, while also generating valuable data that improves future codes and standards. Win-win. The...
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Society News

A Texas National Guardsman carries a resident from her flooded home. PHOTO: U.S. Dept. of Defense
August 28, 2017

As southeastern Texas braces itself against relentless rain and what some have described as a 1,000-year flood caused by Hurricane Harvey, local ASCE leaders are working to aid the recovery and...
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Society News

Fellow Shield WEB FEAT
August 21, 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...
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