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WFEO Meeting
June 28, 2013

Marwan Abdelhamid, civil engineer and general secretary of the General Union of Palestinian Engineers, recently visited ASCE headquarters in Reston in his role as president-elect of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) to discuss…Read More >>

June 27, 2013

“What do the [civil engineering] department heads care about? They care about attracting better students, they want to have better curriculum, and they want to have more effective faculty—faculty who do a great job teaching…Read More >>

June 26, 2013

Do you have questions about the application of ASCE’s Code of Ethics to your daily life? Civil engineering is technical by nature, often involving complex concepts, evaluation, calculation, and design to implement a project. But…Read More >>

Concrete Canoe 20/13 winners
June 24, 2013

After finishing either second or third three times over the previous four years, the fifth time proved to be a charm as École de technologie supérieure was crowned champion of the 26th Annual ASCE National…Read More >>

June 20, 2013

The election of new ASCE national officers will begin June 14, with members voting to fill the positions of ASCE president-elect, at-large director, region director, and region governor. This year, there are contested races for…Read More >>

2013 ASCE President Greg DiLoreto visited the striking Paldang Dam. He also presented Korean Society of Civil Engineering President Jongsung Sim with a plaque commemorating the visit
June 20, 2013

Speaking before 600 attendees at the Korean Institute of Construction Technology 30th Anniversary International Seminar, 2013 ASCE President Gregory E. DiLoreto, P.E., P.L.S., D.WRE, F.ASCE, described the potentially serious worldwide impact that climate change could…Read More >>

Cold Regions Conference
June 20, 2013

On March 15, the National Snow and Ice Data Center announced that the Arctic had reached the end of the freezing season and begun its thaw. The U.S. information and referral center in support of…Read More >>

A team of 30 students from the University of California, Berkeley won their 2nd straight ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC)
June 11, 2013

The weekend of May 31, residents of Washington State watched as engineers began erecting a temporary steel bridge over the Skagit River, to replace the 160-foot span of a 4-lane bridge that had collapsed a…Read More >>

ASCE/SEI sent an 8-member team to Moore, Oklahoma, to investigate “critical facilities” that either resisted or suffered significant damage from the estimated 200+ mph tornado winds
June 11, 2013

Eight days after an EF5 tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, an 8-member team from ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) visited the area to assess the performance of “critical facilities” that either resisted or suffered significant damage…Read More >>

June 1, 2013

ROALD “RALPH” HAESTAD ROALD “RALPH” HAESTAD, P.E., BCEE, F.ASCE, founder and chairman emeritus of Waterbury, Connecticut-headquartered Roald Haestad, Inc. (RHI), well known and highly regarded for its many significant public works engineering projects throughout New…Read More >>