2018 Innovation Contest logo WEB FEAT
May 17, 2018

The third annual edition makes it nearly a tradition. Each spring, the ASCE Innovation Contest spotlights creative, talented engineers and their brilliant new ideas. The 2018 crop of winners...
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Grand Challenge WEB FEAT
February 22, 2018

Mark Perniconi puts it well: “Innovation is progress.” Perniconi, P.E., M.ASCE, the executive director for the Charles Pankow Foundation, is serving as the chief judge for ASCE’s 2018...
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ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
February 8, 2018

“Engineers need to be the stars of innovative projects and practices, not the politicians.” This was an idea shared at a brainstorming session at the Multi-Region Leadership Conference in Omaha,...
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Grand Challenge WEB FEAT
December 7, 2017

Robie Bonilla-Gris and Catalina Nadeau-Bonilla make a unique pair. The father-daughter team submitted an anti-scour Pier Sheath concept to the 2017 ASCE Innovation Contest that earned Most...
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ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
July 7, 2017

The world needs innovative ideas to accommodate new technologies, increasing urbanization, climate change, and many decades of neglected infrastructure maintenance. But to get innovation off the...
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The 2017 Innovation Contest featured a Civil Engineering Shark Tank 101 panel discussion.
June 29, 2017

The brilliant minds behind this year’s ASCE Innovation Contest winners are now trying to solve their biggest challenge – how to win over investors. It’s a harsh reality, but having a...
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Innovation Contest winners Samer Dessouky, left, and Jim Stewart, center, talk with ILC member and Disney Imagineering VP Mike McCullough.
June 23, 2017

If the ASCE Grand Challenge can seem daunting, then the ASCE Innovation Contest provides hope. ASCE welcomed the winners of the Society’s second annual Innovation Contest to its headquarters in...
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ASCE_InnovationContest_logo WEB FEAT
June 1, 2017

Want a peek at the future? The top three winners of the 2017 ASCE Innovation Contest share the potential to go from concept to reality in just a few years. From a diverse group of submissions,...
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ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
October 31, 2016

At the ASCE 2016 Convention, ASCE Industry Leaders Council members shared the successes of the inaugural ASCE Innovation Contest and used the momentum of the ASCE Grand Challenge dialogue to support...
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A session about the ASCE Grand Challenge at the 2016 Convention in Portland put attendees to work, brainstorming innovative solutions to infrastructure problems. PHOTO: Jim Tkatch for ASCE
October 4, 2016

Are you in? Civil engineers around the world have begun taking a pledge to support the ASCE Grand Challenge and its goal of cutting infrastructure life-cycle costs in half by 2025. The ASCE...
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