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April 9, 2020

THROUGHOUT April and May, Civil Engineering magazine will offer online coverage of how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the civil engineering and construction professions. The practice of civil engineering and the construction and maintenance of

July 9, 2020

The 2019 ASCE Education Summit, held in Dallas last May, included a mission statement of sorts as its subtitle: “Mapping the Future of Civil Engineering Education.” A year later, ASCE has released that map. The…Read More >>

July 8, 2020

Elected by ASCE members in May, 2021 President-Elect Dennis D. Truax, Ph.D., P.E., DEE, D.WRE, F.NSPE, F.ASCE, will assume his duties in October. Truax has spent four decades on the civil engineering faculty at Mississippi…Read More >>

July 2, 2020

Five years in, the ASCE Innovation Contest has produced a remarkable legacy of bright ideas and infrastructure solutions. Among the most successful of success stories is RoadBotics, a Pittsburgh-based company that uses smartphone and artificial…Read More >>

June 30, 2020

ASCE members elected to Fellow status have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that have enhanced lives. Just 3 percent of Society members hold this prestigious honor. The most recent members elevated to Fellow…Read More >>

June 29, 2020

In a recent session of our people skills course for engineers, I received the following question from one of our participants and thought was perfect for this column: Do you have some advice on how…Read More >>

June 25, 2020

The scenes this spring along highways cutting through Seattle were something out of a “Twilight Zone” episode. Morning commute, midday, 5 p.m. rush hour – it didn’t matter. There were barely any cars on the…Read More >>

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July 09, 2020

Two more Appropriations bills have joined the rush of FY 2021 funding bills working their way through the House Appropriations Committee. The Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies and the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies both completed work on their respective funding bills this week and each...


July 08, 2020

This week, several subcommittees within the House Committee on Appropriations marked up Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations bills. All 12 appropriations bills must pass both chambers of Congress and be signed into law by September 30, 2020 in order to avoid a government shutdown. In recent years, Congress has not been able to pass the appropriations...


July 08, 2020

On the heels of the House passing the Moving Forward Act last week, Chairman David Price (D-NC4) and the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies marked up and passed their spending bill for fiscal year (FY) 2021. The legislation provides $75.9 billion in total discretionary spending – a...


July 01, 2020

The following is a statement by K.N. Gunalan “Guna,” Ph.D., P.E., President, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in response to the House passage of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act: Today, the House of Representatives prioritized modern, resilient, and sustainable infrastructure as part of America’s recovery. We commend the House for making infrastructure investment a...


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