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...
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July 29, 2016

A few months ago, I wrote about this topic in more general terms regarding credentials to focus on as a civil engineer. However, the specific question of whether to get a master’s degree in civil...
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July 22, 2016

Carolyn J. Emerson has made it her life’s work to empower women with the skills to take ownership over their careers – and lives. As one of the Distinguished Lecturers at the ASCE 2016...
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July 20, 2016

The Einstellung Effect – where the German word means “approach” or “way of doing something” – refers to trying to resolve an issue, problem, or opportunity only by using approaches that...
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July 13, 2016

In assisting civil engineers with their professional development efforts over the years, I have had many civil engineers ask me if it is worth their while to invest their money in attending industry...
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June 30, 2016

Many different disciplines make up the world of civil engineering – transportation, geotechnical, site civil, and water resources only begin to scratch the surface. So, for your long-term career...
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June 23, 2016

This is the last of three posts on innovation and creativity by Brent Darnell, Aff.M.ASCE, president and owner of Atlanta-based Brent Darnell International. For more information, email...
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June 16, 2016

I don’t have a right or wrong answer to this question, because the answer depends on a few key items. However, I will try to give you some tools and information that you can use to answer this...
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June 14, 2016

This letter, from a father to a son, was written by professional engineer Bob Breeze upon his son’s graduation as a mechanical engineer. The letter was published in a collection entitled, Letters...
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June 8, 2016

This guest column is by David Lutz, P.E., M.ASCE, manager of the geotechnical and tunneling group for the southwest U.S. for WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff in Dallas, TX. Imagine being at a new job on...
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