June 18, 2014

To date, over 2,000 people have earned the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure's Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) credential through the online training and exam. Now, the...
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Heathfield Pump Station. Photo Credit: King County, Washington.
March 13, 2014

Heathfield Pump Station in Bellevue will be upgraded as part of a wastewater project that will be tested under the Envision rating system. King County invests hundreds of millions each year on...
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The South Los Angeles Wetland Park  remediated  an urban brownfields site.  
Photo courtesy Psomas
February 7, 2014

The South Los Angeles Wetland Park in Los Angeles, California, has earned the Envision™ Platinum award – the highest level attainable in the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure's Envision...
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February 5, 2014

Contributed by Richard Wright, PhD, P.E., D.M.ASCE In 2014, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) will issue the National Climate Assessment (NCA), a periodic report to inform the...
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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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