The 2017 ASCE Innovation Contest features an event this summer based on the popular TV show "Shark Tank."
February 8, 2017

Which infrastructure innovations will swim with the sharks? ASCE’s second annual Innovation Contest has a new format this year, and some of the contest winners will present their innovative...
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Ohio River Bridge aerial view (Photo Courtesy WVB East End Partners)
December 5, 2016

The Ohio River Bridge–East End Crossing (ORB-EEC) project, a long-planned collaboration between Indiana and Kentucky, earned the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision Platinum...
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A session about the ASCE Grand Challenge at the 2016 Convention in Portland put attendees to work, brainstorming innovative solutions to infrastructure problems. PHOTO: Jim Tkatch for ASCE
October 4, 2016

Are you in? Civil engineers around the world have begun taking a pledge to support the ASCE Grand Challenge and its goal of cutting infrastructure life-cycle costs in half by 2025. The ASCE...
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Frans Johansson delivers his opening keynote at the ASCE 2016 Convention, Sept. 29. Photo by  Jim Tkatch for ASCE
September 30, 2016

Civil engineering and fashion models? Believe or not, there is a connection there. Frans Johansson, the ASCE 2016 Convention opening keynote speaker, challenged attendees Thursday morning...
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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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The ASCE Innovation Contest winners in the Internet of Things category enjoyed a sunny day at Walt Disney Imagineering.
July 22, 2016

Rule No. 1 about business trips to Disney: Never tell the kids. Jason Magalen, P.E., M.ASCE, learned the hard way last week in the midst of his visit to Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale, CA,...
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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 19, 2016

Issues with the Flint, MI, water crisis and Washington, DC’s metro service show us that now, more than ever, innovation is required to reinvent our approach to sustainable...
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At the New Jersey Institute of Technology, winners in ASCE's Innovation Contest resilience category showed their ideas to leaders from Mott MacDonald and ASCE staff.
July 15, 2016

Pat Natale’s words hit close to home, even more than he knew. “Innovation is really great, but sometimes it sits on the shelf,” Natale, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, told the crowd assembled for the...
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July 14, 2016

For civil engineering to keep up with what society expects of us, innovation is essential. You’d be hard-pressed to find disagreement with that sentiment. The question becomes how can...
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