ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
July 7, 2017

The world needs innovative ideas to accommodate new technologies, increasing urbanization, climate change, and many decades of neglected infrastructure maintenance. But to get innovation off the...
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The 2017 Innovation Contest featured a Civil Engineering Shark Tank 101 panel discussion.
June 29, 2017

The brilliant minds behind this year’s ASCE Innovation Contest winners are now trying to solve their biggest challenge – how to win over investors. It’s a harsh reality, but having a...
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Innovation Contest winners Samer Dessouky, left, and Jim Stewart, center, talk with ILC member and Disney Imagineering VP Mike McCullough.
June 23, 2017

If the ASCE Grand Challenge can seem daunting, then the ASCE Innovation Contest provides hope. ASCE welcomed the winners of the Society’s second annual Innovation Contest to its headquarters in...
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The PE-Cool System prototype.
June 9, 2017

Innovation isn’t an option for Samer Dessouky in his transportation engineering research at the University of Texas at San Antonio – it’s an integral part of solving practical...
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June 1, 2017

Want a peek at the future? The top three winners of the 2017 ASCE Innovation Contest share the potential to go from concept to reality in just a few years. From a diverse group of submissions,...
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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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