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July 8, 2015

A rarely told story of modern suspension bridges involves the unbuilt projects that preceded the structures we know so well today. Richard Scott, author of In the Wake of Tacoma: Suspension Bridges...
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July 1, 2015

Few countries exist in which humans have exerted a greater influence in shaping the landscape than the Netherlands. Winner of the 2008 ASCE Civil Engineering History and Heritage Award, Robert J....
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Brooklyn Bridge
June 26, 2015

All civil engineers know of the legendary Roebling family, but do you know how family dynamics shaped their contributions to the field? The Roeblings’ wire rope is still at work in today’s...
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May 28, 2015

Civil engineers from around the world will come to New York City Oct. 11-14 for the ASCE 2015 Convention, and excitement is building for the opportunity to hear from a variety of thought-provoking...
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March 5, 2015

The inaugural event to feature the new ASCE Convention format will be held in New York City, October 11-14. Change is a...
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The Thinker
March 27, 2014

This post was contributed by Michael J. MacPhee, Ph.D., Water Division President for ARCADIS U.S. “We have to dream about the possibilities of a far, far different and better future — and big...
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March 9, 2013

Updates from ASCE conferences are a mainstay of this blog and for good reason. Whether attending a specialty congress or the the annual conference, attendees leave with more than the obligatory CE...
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January 20, 2013

Somewhere on the walk back from the karaoke bar to our hotel in Montreal, one of the other younger members attending the ASCE conference with me turned and exclaimed, “I hope none of the pictures...
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January 6, 2013

Montreal’s namesake is the hill situated just west of the old quarter of the city. However, the history of the city was probably most significantly influenced by the Lachine Canal. Today, both...
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December 9, 2012

Rachel Cantor Fogarty spoke about retention of employees for engineering firms in economies weak and strong at the ASCE 2012 conference. As president of RC Associates, a niche engineering recruiting...
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