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October 14, 2019

Kancheepuram Gunalan’s ASCE presidential year started with a beautiful speech … by his children. “When I look at my father now, with everything in the past stripped away, I don’t see him for what he’s

November 14, 2019

Choosing your major is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life. But as anyone who chooses to major in civil engineering can tell you, that decision is really only half the…Read More >>

November 12, 2019

Guillermo Díaz-Fañas, C.Eng, Ing., P.E., M.ASCE, has been giving back and making a difference all his life. Today he talks about the nonprofit he helped start, Qu-AKE: Queer Advocacy and Knowledge Exchange, for LGBTQ+ professionals…Read More >>

November 7, 2019

Brad Allenby, Ph.D., Aff.M.ASCE, is the president’s professor of civil, environmental and sustainable engineering, and of law; Lincoln professor of technology and ethics; senior sustainability scientist; and co-chair of the Weaponized Narrative Initiative of the…Read More >>

November 6, 2019

We know that the world and profession are rapidly changing, presenting civil engineers with new challenges. But how aware are we of the new and innovative technologies, materials, tools and techniques that are keeping pace…Read More >>

November 5, 2019

Making mistakes, unfortunately, is part of being human. But how do you handle mistakes on the job, especially if that job is something with such high stakes as civil engineering? Mike Howell has been helping…Read More >>

November 1, 2019

The annual Presidents and Governors Forum (PGF) gathered 107 Section and Branch presidents, Region governors and Society directors from around the world to ASCE headquarters in Reston, Virginia. This Leader Training Committee-sponsored event provided opportunities…Read More >>

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November 15, 2019

A major rewrite to the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) addressing requirements set by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The proposed rewrite would offer two methods of determining inspection intervals for bridges to be chosen by...

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November 13, 2019

In its inaugural Report Card for Puerto Rico’s Infrastructure, the ASCE Puerto Rico Section announced a near failing grade of a ‘D-‘ for the island’s infrastructure. The grades were announced in a press conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Tuesday, November 12. The Report Card graded eight categories of infrastructure: bridges (D+), dams...

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November 08, 2019

Americans in 19 different states lined up at poll centers on November 5th with an array of decisions to make on their ballots. Despite being an off-year election, infrastructure took center stage. Of the collective 305 ballot measures supporting transportation infrastructure investment, 270 – roughly 90% – were approved. From Maine to Texas, these 270...

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November 05, 2019

As we move into reauthorizing the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, recently reported data shows Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia will need to spend a collective $1.8 billion prior to September 30, 2020—the FAST Act expiration— on improvements to National Highway...

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