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March 21, 2014

Mark W. Woodson, P.E., L.S., F.ASCE, has been declared the official nominee for the position of 2015 ASCE president-elect. ASCE’s election, which will also include Region directors and Region governors, begins on June 15 and…Read More >>

March 18, 2014

Said Iravani, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, who has been involved with professional engineering societies and associations since 1985 and has always volunteered his time and experiences in advancing the engineering causes both within the profession and…Read More >>

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ASCE President Randall “Randy” S. Over, P.E., F.ASCE, led a 7-day business trip to Australia and New Zealand. Pictured is the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Photo Credit: Meggan Maughan-Brown
March 18, 2014

As society moves farther into the 21st Century, the civil engineering profession is becoming an increasingly global enterprise where engineers must become acutely aware of such international issues as climate change, sustainability, aging infrastructure, energy and water…Read More >>

March 14, 2014

Col. Jackson Emelius Gilleland, P.E., L.S., M.ASCE, longtime chief of Power Supply Planning, director of Power Resource Planning, and assistant manager of Power for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), passed away on February 4 at…Read More >>

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March 14, 2014

Mohammad A. Qureshi, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, has been appointed by California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., to the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists. Qureshi, chief of traffic at the San Bernardino County…Read More >>

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March 14, 2014

Arthur H. Nilson, P.E., M.ASCE, founding member and past chairman of ASCE’s Committee on Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures, passed away at his home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on February 26, at the…Read More >>

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March 12, 2014

This is the final installment of a series about the 5 finalists for ASCE’s Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) award. Established in 1960, the OCEA Award recognizes a project that makes a significant contribution to both the civil…Read More >>

March 10, 2014

William Rahmeyer, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, who has served on ASCE’s Committee on the Academic Prerequisites for Professional Practice and has been involved with and contributed to 4 different ABET Accreditation reviews, has recently been elected an…Read More >>

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March 10, 2014

There is an old adage which states that bridges serve as both a physical and emotional link between people and places. If that is the case, then the Taizhou Bridge represents that sentiment in every way. With its three pylons, two 1,080-meter-long main spans, and two 3,110-meter-long suspension cables, the Taizhou Bridge is the first long-span suspension bridge of this integral configuration in the world.

March 7, 2014

In August 2005, an 18-foot storm surge, which produced 7-foot waves caused by Hurricane Katrina, overpowered the Mississippi River–Gulf Outlet and Gulf Intercoastal Waterway, ultimately causing the collapse of a 4,000-foot-long section of the floodwall along Louisiana’s Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC).