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Jorge L. Quijano, administrator of the Panama Canal Authority gives his keynote address. Photo Credit: David Hathcox
October 9, 2014

Against the backdrop of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal, ASCE kicked off its Global Engineering Conference 2014 in Panama City, Panama, in grand style by hearing from Jorge L. Quijano,…Read More >>

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October 6, 2014

Richard N. Palmer, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, is department head and professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in addition to being university director of the Northeast Climate Science Center, one of…Read More >>

October 6, 2014

Randall Curtis Hill, P.E., F.ASCE, is principal at RCH Engineering, which he started in January 2014. The consulting engineering firm provides services for traditional and design-build projects with specialization in conveyance infrastructure studies and designs,…Read More >>

October 6, 2014

Dustin Cole, P.E., M.ASCE, vice-president of engineering/drafting and technical standards for NCI Building Systems, has been recognized by the National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA) with its Robert Cornforth award for exceptional dedication and exemplary…Read More >>

Robert G. Traver, chair of ASCE’s Task Committee on Flood Safety Practices addresses the media with the findings of the Flood Risk Management, Call for a National Strategy report. Photo Credit: Barbara Whitten
October 3, 2014

Among the greatest challenges the U.S. faces today is recognizing the magnitude of risk posed by flooding and motivating the public and decision makers to make the investments required to reduce that risk. In light…Read More >>

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October 2, 2014

Patrick J. Natale, P.E., CAE, F.ASCE, who will be stepping down as ASCE executive director on December 31, has announced that he will be joining Hatch Mott MacDonald (HMM) as vice president of Business Strategies, beginning…Read More >>

September 30, 2014

Thomas D. O’Rourke, Ph.D., Hon.D.GE., FREng, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, Thomas R. Briggs Professor of Engineering at Cornell University, has been elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering as an International Fellow. O’Rourke, who this year became a…Read More >>

September 29, 2014

Jie Han, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, is a professor at Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas. Han’s research and practical experiences have dealt with geosynthetics, ground improvement, pile foundations, buried…Read More >>

September 29, 2014

Andrew “Andy” Kirk Phelps, P.E., F.ASCE, BCEE, is principal vice president and global manager of Operations for Bechtel Mining & Metals and has more than 35 years’ experience in civil and environmental projects. An eight-time…Read More >>

Photo Credit: Freese and Nichols, Inc.
September 29, 2014

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