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May 27, 2019

David Odeh can’t help but chuckle at the irony inherent in his statement. “The one thing we can say with certainty,” Odeh says, “is that whatever future scenario we predict, that scenario will not be

June 20, 2019

Chris Luebkeman is an Arup Fellow, based in their San Francisco office, with the rather daunting title of director for global foresight, research and innovation. Is he a fortune teller? Can he predict the future?…Read More >>

June 19, 2019

It’s not just boats and paddles anymore. The 2019 National Concrete Canoe Competition weekend, for the first time, featured two new ASCE student competition finals, the ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition: Dog House Challenge and the…Read More >>

June 13, 2019

Civil engineers are entrusted with protecting the public health, safety and welfare – a tremendous responsibility that requires unique knowledge, skills and attitudes in a continuously changing profession and world. Communities of the future will…Read More >>

June 11, 2019

Michael Paddock, P.E., M.ASCE, a 30-year member of ASCE, is a licensed civil engineer and surveyor. His professional career was spent managing teams of over 100 engineers designing infrastructure projects over $1 billion, and he…Read More >>

June 8, 2019

When the University of Florida concrete canoe team decided to honor Gainesville icon Tom Petty with its theme this year, the Gators’ clever and excellent name for their boat was “Free Floatin’.” As it turns…Read More >>

June 6, 2019

The 2019 National Concrete Canoe Competition began Thursday at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida, with a hot, humid, and colorful Display Day. Display Day always is a great venue for teams to…Read More >>

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June 21, 2019

This week, the House began voting on its second FY20 “minibus,” or spending package. H.R. 3055 includes the following appropriations bills: Transportation, Housing & Urban Development; Interior & Environment; Commerce, Justice, and Science; Military Construction & Veterans Affairs; and Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food & Drug Administration. Of particular interest to ASCE are programs that...

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June 21, 2019

Tis the season for appropriations! The fiscal year 2020 (FY20) appropriations process is well underway, and the House of Representatives passed the first minibus of FY20 spending bills, H.R. 2740, which contained a blockbuster win for ASCE: increased funding for the National Levee Safety Program (NLSP)! Although the minibus does not fund the program at...

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June 20, 2019

The  Seismological Society of America hosted a briefing on June 17 on fiber optic analyses, proving that using fiber optic analyses could be instrumental to the maintenance and safety of America’s infrastructure. Panelists included Herb Wang from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and Nate Lindsay from the University of California, Berkley, and they focused on...

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June 07, 2019

After two decades of energetic and skilled service to ASCE and the civil engineering profession, Brian Pallasch, who served as Managing Director of Government Relations and Infrastructure Initiatives, is leaving ASCE to take on his next professional challenge. His career journey takes him to Raleigh, North Carolina, where he will serve as the Executive Vice...

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