July 16, 2012

Robert L. Bowen, Ph.D, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, Founder and Chairman of Bowen Engineering Corporation Since 1967, Robert L. Bowen,...
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July 12, 2012

Recently, there was news for civil engineering worth celebrating: Congress finally agreed to and approved a long-term surface transportation bill to replace the one that expired in 2009. President...
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June 4, 2012

ASCE, in conjunction with sister societies (AIME, AIST, SME, SEG, MRS, and SPE), will offer an Emerging Leaders Alliance training workshop in 2012 to provide rising leaders with tools to more...
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March 4, 2012

According to the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), the average worker in America puts in 35 hours per week. If that number seems low based on your workweek, you’re not...
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February 4, 2012

My current project is currently in an intensive coordination phase. Each of the last several Tuesday’s the design team has meet to resolve numerous conflicts in the design. The structural design...
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January 22, 2012

Tis the season for retail politicking. It seems like every other day there’s another debate prefaced with hours of footage of the candidates “kissing babies and shaking hand.” It occurred to me...
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January 12, 2012

By regular contributor Rafael Gomes de Oliveira: No single person on the planet knows how to make a pencil. That is the idea behind economist Leonard Read’s humbling essay “I, Pencil.” Each of...
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December 14, 2011

It’s cliché to talk about the importance of networking in advancing your career. Why all the emphasis? Because success really is as much about who you know, and those contacts will, by extension,...
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December 2, 2011

I recently attended a job fair at the University of Michigan as a recruiter on behalf of my company. Despite the slow economy, we were fortunate to be looking for highly qualified structural...
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November 25, 2011

By regular guest blogger: Rafael Gomes de Oliveira Two months ago, I had a conversation with some peers about why I decided to study structural engineering and how I went about finding a job....
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