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February 13, 2019

Every year, ASCE honors its New Faces of Civil Engineering – 10 college students and 10 young professionals whose early-career accomplishments mark them as the profession’s future stars. The 2019 class of professionals includes a

February 14, 2019

If Board meetings had themes, this one would be “the future.” Early on the agenda for the recent ASCE Board of Direction meeting, held Jan. 24 in Orlando, FL, was the reveal of a new,…Read More >>

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February 13, 2019

It’s been almost two years since Dream Big: Engineering Our World began amazing kids and adults alike on big screens at museums and theaters across the world. Since then, the film – presented by Bechtel…Read More >>

February 12, 2019

It being Valentine’s Day week, it seemed like a good time to find out how civil engineering won your heart. In today’s ASCE Plot Points, we hear Origin Stories of true love from five civil…Read More >>

February 12, 2019

This is a question that I get from civil engineering students almost daily. Should they seek full-time employment immediately after completing their undergraduate studies or pursue a master’s degree? Let me preface my answer with…Read More >>

February 11, 2019

What if you could build a bridge that could not just stand up to an earthquake but flex back into shape after the shaking stopped? That’s the promise of a new bridge in Seattle, Washington,…Read More >>

February 7, 2019

One week out of the year we dedicate to celebrating our society’s unsung heroes – engineers. An engineer’s work affects everything we do, yet it’s often taken for granted. While we are perhaps too often…Read More >>

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February 15, 2019

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation examined the opportunities for infrastructure improvement, including federal funding, financing programs, and permitting and regulatory streamlining at a hearing entitled,  The hearing, “America’s Infrastructure Needs: Keeping Pace with a Growing Economy.” The testimony the witnesses provided before the full committee hearing focused on the...

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February 15, 2019

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill reached spending deal to avert a government shutdown and fund the government thought September 30th. Included in the package, H.J. Res. 31, are the following infrastructure related spending levels: $86.5 billion overall for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT); $900 million for BUILD grants; $13.4 billion for the Federal Transit Administration...

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February 13, 2019

The 2019 Report Card for Vermont’s Infrastructure was published today by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Nine categories of infrastructure – aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, roads, solid waste, stormwater and wastewater – earned cumulative GPA of a “C.” While the overall GPA was the same as what the state earned in 2014,...

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February 08, 2019

On Thursday, the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee held a hearing focused on the urgent need for a plan that invests in America’s infrastructure. The hearing, “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investing in Our Nation’s Infrastructure Cannot Wait,” was led by U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio, chairman of the committee. Rep. DeFazio began...

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