February 21, 2018

It was just after midnight. Guillermo Díaz-Fañas, 14 years old, awoke to a buzzing in his ears. He sat up and looked around. Surely, this was some kind of dream. The walls appeared to bend;...
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ASCE Fellow Sudi Shoja,  P.E., F.ASCE, serves as the disaster preparedness chair for the ASCE Orange County Branch.
December 19, 2017

Sudi Shoja, P.E., F.ASCE, principal  for Engineering Solutions Services, serves as the disaster preparedness chair for the ASCE Orange County Branch. Unfortunately, it's a role that has been called...
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December 18, 2017

PHOTO: Texas Section It’s been several months since Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston metropolitan area, but the...
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From left: Janise Rodgers, Allison Pyrch, Jeff Bruce, Craig Davis, Gustavo Ayala, Andre Barbosa, and Haizhong Wang. PHOTO: Haizhong Wang
November 21, 2017

An ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division team traveled to Mexico in November, gathering information about the region's recent earthquakes to help engineers better understand how to make...
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The IRD team travels via subway to its next meeting in Mexico. PHOTO: Allison Pyrch
November 20, 2017

An ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division team traveled to Mexico in November, gathering information about the region's recent earthquakes to help engineers better understand how to make...
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Repair and demolition work coexists with shops open for business in Jojutla. PHOTO: Janise Rodgers
November 20, 2017

An ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division team traveled to Mexico this month, gathering information about the region's recent earthquakes to help engineers better understand how to make...
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The ASCE IRD team assembles at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. PHOTO: Allison Pyrch
November 14, 2017

An ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division team is in Mexico this week, gathering information about the region's recent earthquakes to help engineers better understand how to make infrastructure more...
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An ASCE IRD team is traveling to Mexico to collect data in the aftermath of the Sept. 19 Central Mexico Earthquake.
November 9, 2017

Nothing helps mitigate future disasters like past disasters. And so as Mexico works to rebuild in the aftermath of two major September earthquakes, an ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division team...
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With communities around the country working to recover after an autumn full of natural disasters, the key will be to not to simply rebuild but to rebuild better.
November 9, 2017

Civil engineering is nothing if not resilient. And in many cases that means learning from failure and building back better. In the aftermath of a series of extreme events this autumn in North...
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ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
November 9, 2017

The need for resilient and sustainable infrastructure is hardly breaking news, but in the wake of devastating natural disasters around the country, the time to act is now. Last month in New York...
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