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Steve Fisher, Ph.D., P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE, member of the ASCE Committee on Sustainability, maps out lifecycle cost strategies during a breakout session at the ASCE ICSI 2017 NYC Sustainability Workshop.
October 26, 2017

It’s an all-hands-on-deck situation. The sustainability challenge is too complex and too urgent for any one group to solve it alone. So it was a momentous step forward, Wednesday, to bring together ASCE sustainability leaders…Read More >>

Dream Big won four 2017 Achievement Awards from the Giant Screen Cinema Association.
October 25, 2017

The accolades keep rolling in for Dream Big: Engineering Our World. The giant-screen film presented by Bechtel and produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films in partnership with ASCE opened in February to rave reviews from the…Read More >>

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Several ASCE members assisted a GEER team, collecting data in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, including this part of the West Columbia Levee. PHOTO: Iman Shafii
October 24, 2017

Even as southeast Texas was still feeling the effects of Hurricane Harvey in late August, several ASCE members began making plans to gather data from the disaster that will make rebuilding more resilient. A Geotechnical…Read More >>

October 24, 2017

ASCE officers and chair members from the Florida Atlantic University Student Chapter participated in the three-mile Goliath Gauntlet Course. The course consisted of 22 different obstacles, which tested the students’ endurance and teamwork skills. Keep…Read More >>

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October 23, 2017

Sidney A. Thompson, Ph.D., F.ASCE, the R. H. Davenport Chaired Professor in biological and agricultural engineering at the University of Georgia, in Athens, GA, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction….Read More >>

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October 23, 2017

John Peirce, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, a leader in the field of geostructural and construction engineering and management, and a principal of his own firm, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction….Read More >>

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October 23, 2017

The University of Idaho Student Chapter‘s concrete canoe team started off the school year with rowing practice at the Spring Valley Reservoir. The practice concluded with a team barbecue. Keep up with the Student Chapter on…Read More >>

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October 23, 2017

David S. Slick, P.E., F.ASCE, a consulting engineer who draws from nearly 40 years of project management, construction, and engineering experience, has been elevated to the status of Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction….Read More >>

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The Texas Section YMG enjoyed a camping trip at Garner State Park. PHOTO: Jonathan Brower
October 19, 2017

Alexis Clark and Austin Brauel helped organize the Texas Younger Member Group’s recent camping trip at Garner State Park, gathering civil engineers from around the state. The group hiked, enjoyed river floating, and shared community…Read More >>

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Melissa Wheeler, outgoing Region 5 director.
October 19, 2017

It’s an annual tradition that at the final quarterly ASCE Board of Direction meeting of the year, the outgoing Board members address the room with words of goodbye. Often, they express gratitude; sometimes they offer…Read More >>