August 20, 2011

ASCE is a very big tent.  It includes members from diverse industries including: Architectural Engineering; Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers; Construction; Environmental & Water Resources;...
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August 12, 2011

Last week’s blog discussed the value of putting ASCE’s “Failure to Act” economic report in a local context. The report is a great opportunity to get the message out at the state, regional and...
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June 28, 2011

Presidents Roosevelt and Eisenhower envisioned a national highway system that would connect our nation and spur growth, prosperity and security. But even they could not have foreseen how...
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June 6, 2011

We took advantage of the Memorial Day weekend to take our first vacation with our four-month-old daughter – if you can really call any extended trip with an infant a vacation.  The logistics of...
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May 18, 2011

Large end-of-year design projects are a mainstay of architecture and engineering curriculum.  It's for good reason, in the real world you jump from project to project and usually juggle multiple...
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February 11, 2011

Last week Chicago suffered its greatest snowstorm since 1967.  High winds and thunder snow (no kidding) made the event seem apocalyptic.  The two day accumulation total was over 20”! At the...
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January 30, 2010

Makes for a nice song title, but in reality... Depends I suppose on your definition of the heavens. Anyone who has visited the beautiful alpine heights of Switzerland may argue that the...
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