February 5, 2014

Contributed by Doug Sereno, P.E., ENV SP Branding (as used in marketing) is an interesting term.  I'm pretty sure its roots are deep in the American western practice of permanently imprinting...
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In the seven-hour ASCE seminar entitled, Community Participation: Effective Stakeholder, participates discovered through the examination of 3 real case studies, that community involvement and participation not only helped get the project approved and constructed, but also made it a more successful and more attractive project than its initial intension. Photo credit: Doug Scott
January 31, 2014

"Engineers understand the physical processes involved in a project but they don’t necessarily understand social processes." So explained Frank Blechman, a consultant/coach who served as...
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The ASCE-sponsored, 2nd T&DI [Transportation and Development Institute] Green Streets, Highways, and Development Conference: Advancing the Practice, November 3-6, took place in the City of Austin, Texas; considered to be one of the more progressive cities in the U.S. in terms of developing and implementing sustainable transportation. Photo Credit: Marsha Anderson Bomar
December 2, 2013

To deal with ever-increasing automobile traffic and congestion on downtown streets, the City of Austin, Texas, has put a new twist on a old solution—biking. This December, the city will begin its...
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Snow Creek Wetland Restoration
November 15, 2013

The Placer County Snow Creek Restoration Project, in North Lake Tahoe, CA, has received the Envision Platinum award. Snow Creek is the second project to receive an Envision rating. The project...
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November 8, 2013

Civil engineers in the 21st century will play a critical role in its planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, systems, and networks in cities around the globe. As the world community...
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Pullman Palace Car Company Administration Building
October 22, 2013

Chicago owes its status among US cities to the railroad. In 1848, the first train chugged along five miles of track bringing two cars of wheat into town. At the time, Chicago had only about 14,000...
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August 23, 2013

Last weekend I volunteered (and the partook in) the Oak Park Micro Brew Review. Sixty brewers shared samples of their finest fermented fluids. The outdoor event shut down a half mile of village...
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July 25, 2013

ASCE’s efforts to promote sustainable infrastructure development achieved a significant milestone on July 24, when the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure presented the first-ever Envision...
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July 23, 2013

The William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery in Anchorage, AK, received an Envision Gold award from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. The project is the first to earn an award using the...
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April 9, 2013

Learn more about Envision project verification and professional credentialing at ISI's official website. I recently learned of...
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