Buildings devastated by the  earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010. Photo: Justin Marshall
March 3, 2016

Not that you ever want to go through a significant earthquake, but it certainly makes for a good way to tell who the civil engineers are in a crowd. Alex Tanner, S.M.ASCE, was in Anchorage, AK,...
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June 8, 2015

With summer comes lots of opportunities to embrace what the season has to offer. It's a time when kids are out of school, and we spend more time with family enjoying the warmer weather. Many of us...
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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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March 5, 2015

As part of its Employment and Training Administration’s Industry Competency Initiative, the U.S. Department of Labor is developing an engineering competency model that will join numerous other...
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Photo: Chris Gunn/NASA, courtesy of Northrop Grumman.

Thousands gathered at the South by Southwest Festival to view a full-scale model of NASA's next generation space telescope. New technologies such as this will inspire and challenge a "new breed" of engineers.
July 10, 2014

This post was contributed by Glenn Bell, CEO at Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger. The world in which today’s engineer works is changing at an enormous rate. Many of these changes are unsettling and...
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In the seven-hour ASCE seminar entitled, Community Participation: Effective Stakeholder, participates discovered through the examination of 3 real case studies, that community involvement and participation not only helped get the project approved and constructed, but also made it a more successful and more attractive project than its initial intension. Photo credit: Doug Scott
January 31, 2014

"Engineers understand the physical processes involved in a project but they don’t necessarily understand social processes." So explained Frank Blechman, a consultant/coach who served as...
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September 30, 2013

By contributing blogger Rafael Gomes de Oliveira: The Importance of Developing an Explicit Worldview In one of my previous blog entries, “Bridging the Gap to Adulthood”, I explored the...
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September 6, 2013

...your alma mater profiles your "successful career". I suppose I've done alright, but day to day challenges and hard work really don't leave much time for gushing reflection. You can read my...
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April 13, 2013

Frequent contributor Rafael Gomes de Oliveira just finished answering a survey about more education requirements for professional licensure and the raising the bar initiative. He was quite taken...
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April 3, 2013

My apologies for the long layoff between posts. March was an extremely busy month for me, including three very trying and tiring workweeks bookended by a great ski vacation in Colorado and the...
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