October 11, 2012

I recently attended the Wood Solutions fair sponsored by Woodworks.org. It was really good; I wood go again. Cheesy as it may sound, I was really excited about the free seminars… and complimentary...
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July 26, 2012

The Sustainability Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Structural Engineering Institute (ASCE-SEI) has re-launched their website with a new, more dynamic and interactive format....
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May 21, 2012

I recently had the honor of serving as chair of the two-day 2012 Triennial Conference that brought together representatives of ASCE, the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering and Britain’s...
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March 12, 2012

I'm back from a trip to Spain in my official capacity as ASCE President, and as these pictures will attest, I saw examples of civil engineering at its most resilient, and at the cutting edge....
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February 9, 2012

On an official ASCE President’s trip last week to the University of Michigan, I had a great experience meeting the inspiring civil engineering students there and touring the university’s labs....
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January 30, 2012

Historic landmarks and important engineers are frequent topics of this blog. I believe that modern engineers can learn a lot from our predecessors. Their historic accomplishments are all the more...
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October 23, 2011

A later session explored additional case studies in revolutionary sustainable solutions. Projects need not be massive to be influential. David Clarke, project manager with RW Armstrong &...
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October 22, 2011

This year’s ASCE conference focused on strategies for implementing sustainability in infrastructure projects. It was enthusiastically kicked off in the opening plenary by Wayne Clough, Secretary of...
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October 19, 2011

Shoes shined, socks packed, phones charged; I think I have everything ready to go for my trip to the ASCE 2011 annual conference in Memphis. My flight leaves at 8:00 tomorrow morning, so it will be...
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September 12, 2011

The rise in popularity of social networking sites has been fast and largely unpredicted.  Given the ease with which people can connect with old and new friends, no wonder over 400 million people...
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