John Craig, left, worked for years to develop a national concrete canoe competition. He's pictured with his niece Tara and sister Chris. PHOTO: Chris and Gary Fossett
June 16, 2017

It’s all how he envisioned it would be. ASCE student teams from across the country – from across the world – will travel to the Colorado School of Mines this weekend. They’ll come in...

The Lincoln Memorial under construction.
May 31, 2017

May marks the anniversary of the birth of James Baird (May 18, 1873–May 16, 1953), an American civil engineer whose career accomplishments included New York City’s Flatiron Building, the Lincoln...

Marc Brunel
April 28, 2017

April marks the births of father and son civil engineers Sir Marc Isambard Brunel and Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Marc Isambard Brunel is most famous for the construction of the Thames Tunnel. His...

April 28, 2017

Giroux ASCE has honored R. Paul Giroux, Dist.M.ASCE, with the 2017 Roebling Award for his contributions to construction...

The Holland Tunnel connects New York City with Jersey City, NJ.
March 31, 2017

March marks the anniversary of the birth of Clifford Holland, the engineer who designed the 1.5-mile-long tunnel that bears his name, connecting New York City and Jersey City, NJ, under the Hudson...

The Portland Head Light is the oldest lighthouse in Maine.
January 31, 2017

January marks the anniversary of the first lighting of the Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, ME. Of 65 historical lighthouses still standing along 5,000 miles of Maine's coastline, inlets,...

December 15, 2016

December is the anniversary month for both the birth and death of Gustave Eiffel, best known for the tower in Paris that bears his name and the armature for the Statue of Liberty. Alexandre...

The ASCE journals program has fostered the communication of new techniques, materials, best practices, and lessons learned between Society members around the world.
October 28, 2016

One of ASCE’s most valued contributions to the profession is marking its 60th anniversary this year. The 12 flagship ASCE Journals began publishing in 1956. The journals’ origins, however, go...

The George Washington Bridge.
October 25, 2016

October marks the anniversary of the George Washington Bridge, which was officially opened to the public Oct. 25, 1931. At its opening, the bridge surpassed the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit for the...

Therese Kline, flexible pipe specialist in the special structures unit of Highway Development and president of the Michigan Section of ASCE, receives the State of Michigan recognition for the Michigan Section of ASCE’s 100 years of service from Director Steudle. PHOTO: Michigan ASCE
September 2, 2016

Civil engineering is a by-the-people, for-the-people profession. In the most fundamental way, civil engineering is what keeps society working. So, to consider 100 years of civil engineering...