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December 8, 2016

Civil engineering is problem-solving. Innovation is creative problem-solving. Simple as that, right? Not so much. But to hear Frank Moon talk about innovation, one certainly gets the feeling...

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...

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...

From left, Greg Sauter of Smart City Works, Nick DeNichilo of Mott MacDonald, Jason Magalen of HDR, and Jerry Buckwalter of Northrop Grumman talk during one of the 2016 Innovation Contest events.
September 9, 2016

It might sound trite to say the ASCE Innovation Contest is back, and it’s bigger and better. But it’s true – the ASCE Innovation Contest is back, and it is bigger and better. Fresh off...

Drone technology played a key role in two of the four proposals that earned overall awards in the ASCE Innovation Contest.
August 4, 2016

To satisfy the growing demands of evolving societies, civil engineering must innovate. Yet "innovation" defies a clear definition. How do innovations come about? How can they be inspired? From...

The ASCE Innovation Contest winners in the Internet of Things category enjoyed a sunny day at Walt Disney Imagineering.
July 22, 2016

Rule No. 1 about business trips to Disney: Never tell the kids. Jason Magalen, P.E., M.ASCE, learned the hard way last week in the midst of his visit to Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale, CA,...

At the New Jersey Institute of Technology, winners in ASCE's Innovation Contest resilience category showed their ideas to leaders from Mott MacDonald and ASCE staff.
July 15, 2016

Pat Natale’s words hit close to home, even more than he knew. “Innovation is really great, but sometimes it sits on the shelf,” Natale, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, told the crowd assembled for the...

The winners in the ASCE Innovation Contest Innovative Business Models category visited the BEAST at Rutgers University.
June 30, 2016

It shouldn’t be surprising, as it was hardly coincidence. Still, it was remarkable to see how in lockstep the winners of the ASCE Innovation Contest were with each other and with their hosts,...

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith and Smart City Works co-founder Gregory Sauter.
June 24, 2016

ASCE has formed an alliance that will collaborate on ways to bring innovative technologies and civil engineering projects to market. The agreement with Smart City Works seeks to reduce the...

The team behind the Ocean Forest submittal that won the Innovation Contest's Overall Best New Concept receive their award from Jerry Buckwalter and Terry Neimeyer.
May 20, 2016

A funny thing happens when innovators get in the same room with other innovators. They start talking to each other and one innovation turns into three, problems become solutions, and pretty soon...