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The ASCE Construction Institute's Student Days brings civil engineering students from around the country together with potential employers seeking new talent.
September 5, 2017

Midsummer, late-night in Fort Lauderdale, FL, it’s not difficult to find a party. Or a beach. Or both. But the 35 ASCE Student Members participating in the 2017 Construction Institute’s Student Days weekend in Fort…Read More >>

Richard Anderson, president emeritus for the New York Building Congress
September 5, 2017

There is plenty of optimism surrounding the push for more sustainable infrastructure. Plenty of pessimism too. Richard Anderson, president emeritus of the New York Building Congress, falls firmly into the camp in between: realism. He…Read More >>

Gary Struzick's Buffalo Bayou neighborhood in West Houston suffered significant flood damage. PHOTO: Gary Struzick
September 1, 2017

It’s always somewhere else until it’s not. And even a flood expert like Gary Struzick, P.E., M.ASCE, isn’t immune. “I thought for years, watching all these disasters across the country in different areas, I’m thinking,…Read More >>

"This woman (middle) owns the local daycare, adjacent to our City Hall. She opened her doors so we could cook and donated a lot of what went into the gumbo, then allowed families to come in so the kids would have toys and TV. We wouldn't have been able to prepare hot food onsite without her. The little one is my daughter. She entertained kids, encouraged kids, and wrangled dogs. She also made sure I knew when new arrivals came in and made sure they had food and anything else we could help them with." - Kate Osborn (pictured right)
August 31, 2017

Texas Section Second Year Director-at-Large Kate Osborn, EIT, A.M.ASCE, has been working on little to no rest all week. The ASCE Southeast Texas Branch President-Elect and project engineer for Schaumburg & Polk Inc. has long…Read More >>

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Hurricane Harvey left Port Arthur, TX,  under water. PHOTO: Andrew Wells
August 31, 2017

Andrew Wells, EIT, M.ASCE, president of ASCE’s Southeast Texas Branch, and an engineer for Collins Engineering in Port Arthur, TX, had hoped the worst of Hurricane Harvey was over Tuesday morning in his hometown, about…Read More >>

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PHOTO:  Dept. of Defense
August 31, 2017

ASCE members in Texas are sharing their experiences as the region contends with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The Texas A&M ASCE Student Chapter is one of many groups who have already organized relief efforts….Read More >>

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The first piles of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway were driven on May 23, 1955. After 14 months of construction, the Causeway opened on Aug. 30, 1956, at a cost of $46 million.
August 30, 2017

August marks the anniversary of the opening of the original span of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, northwest of New Orleans, LA. At 23.86 miles long, the Causeway is the world’s longest continuous bridge over water….Read More >>

A Texas National Guardsman carries a resident from her flooded home. PHOTO: U.S. Dept. of Defense
August 28, 2017

As southeastern Texas braces itself against relentless rain and what some have described as a 1,000-year flood caused by Hurricane Harvey, local ASCE leaders are working to aid the recovery and relief efforts. “The American…Read More >>

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August 25, 2017

Bilal M. Ayyub, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Dist.M.ASCE, has been honored by ASCE as a Class of 2017 Distinguished Member for his leading contributions in uncertainty and risk analysis for infrastructure resilience and sustainability in a…Read More >>

August 25, 2017

Stephen A. Curtis, P.E., D.PE, Dist.M.ASCE, whose career as a practitioner of civil engineering spans 39 years, has been honored as part of ASCE’s 2017 class of Distinguished Members for his prominent contributions to port…Read More >>