Society News

December 16, 2013

 Carlos S. Ospina, NAE, Hon.M.ASCE, considered by his countryman to be “the father of engineering consultants in Colombia,” passed away on October 19 at the age of 93. Born June 27, 1920, in Bitaco, Columbia,…Read More >>

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December 6, 2013

Read ASCE Executive Director Pat Natale’s latest ASCE: Working for You column so you can find out how to be part of history by attending the Society’s annual conference next year in Panama, consider making a…Read More >>

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December 6, 2013

Here is your chance to make history with ASCE. Since its opening in 1914, more than 1 million ships have transited the Panama Canal, accounting for roughly 5% of the world’s annual trade. The Panama…Read More >>

December 5, 2013

Colin B. Brown, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, professor emeritus of Civil Engineering at the University of Washington, former president of ASCE’s Seattle Section, and known by his peers as a pioneer in the areas of safety,…Read More >>

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December 3, 2013

David Wahlstrom, J.D., F.ASCE, professor emeritus at the University of Houston, where he led their Construction Management program, passed away on November 8 at the age of 71. Born in Hendricks, Minnesota, on April 17,…Read More >>

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December 3, 2013

Geoffrey Eustace Blight, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, an A-rated researcher who held 5 doctoral degrees and was considered one of the world’s leading thinkers in geotechnical engineering, passed away on November 7, at the age of…Read More >>

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December 3, 2013

Charles J. Berkel, P.E., M.ASCE, chairman of the board and founder of Berkel & Company Contractors Inc., one of the largest piling contractors in the U.S., passed away November 4 at the age of 88….Read More >>

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The ASCE-sponsored, 2nd T&DI [Transportation and Development Institute] Green Streets, Highways, and Development Conference: Advancing the Practice, November 3-6, took place in the City of Austin, Texas; considered to be one of the more progressive cities in the U.S. in terms of developing and implementing sustainable transportation. Photo Credit: Marsha Anderson Bomar
December 2, 2013

To deal with ever-increasing automobile traffic and congestion on downtown streets, the City of Austin, Texas, has put a new twist on a old solution—biking. This December, the city will begin its first bike share…Read More >>

Windows of the Omni Hotel in Dallas lit in an arrangement to create the ASCE logo
November 26, 2013

There is an old public relations slogan that boasts, “Everything is bigger in Texas.” And so when the ASCE Texas Section Centennial Celebration Committee first met 4 years ago, they decided that their year-long 100th…Read More >>

Typhoon Haiyan path map
November 22, 2013

One of the strongest hurricanes on record, Super Typhoon Haiyan, made landfall in the Philippines on November 8 at the peak of the storm’s power, causing devastating loss of life and widespread destruction of homes…Read More >>

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