Perspectives

March 19, 2013

What a great day to be a member of ASCE – or a civil engineer in general. Today, the Society issued the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, which if the last edition from 2009…Read More >>

March 5, 2013

It was not only an honor, it was fun to be the president of ASCE during this year’s National Engineers Week. Of all the events, at the top was serving as a judge of the…Read More >>

January 10, 2013

I hope your 2013 is off to a good start. It’s sure to be an interesting one filled with new opportunities for ASCE members. Even with the shaky state of the economy, I am very…Read More >>

December 31, 2012

As a graduate of Oregon State University, I’m proud to be part of the legacy of one of the first land-grant universities. 2012 marked the 150th anniversary of the law signed by President Lincoln that…Read More >>

December 5, 2012

If you have ever had the privilege of leading school kids in hands-on engineering activities, you’ve likely heard them called “awesome!” In a little more than two months, engineers from every discipline will “Celebrate Awesome”…Read More >>

November 5, 2012

Thanks for joining me on my blog as your new ASCE President. During my year in office, I’ll share some of my views on current civil engineering-related issues affecting our profession, including how ASCE fits…Read More >>

October 24, 2012

You’re looking at my farewell blog post as ASCE President. Thanks for reading these entries – I hope I gave you some things to think about, and perhaps to even act on. I’ve appreciated your…Read More >>

October 12, 2012

Over my year as president, one of my favorite duties has been joining in the dedications for our newest National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks, honoring the imagination, knowledge and skill of our predecessors, whose shoulders…Read More >>

October 8, 2012

The new school year is well on its way, and a significant number of you all over the country are looking for ways to reach out and share information with kids about the challenges, excitement…Read More >>

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October 3, 2012

I have been talking about the need to rehabilitate our aging infrastructure for years now. As a structural engineer whose career has focused on bridges, my emphasis has been on surface transportation needs. The release…Read More >>