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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

May 21, 2020

April 2020 is not a month anyone will forget anytime soon, as the coronavirus pandemic emptied city streets and shuttered many businesses. The ASCE Plot Points podcast’s COVID-19 Community Calls series featured 33 phone calls…Read More >>

May 19, 2020

I recently had the honor of sitting on an ASCE virtual panel called “Leading Teams and Fostering Relationships in a Virtual Environment.” You can watch the replay of the webcast here. Following the panel, I…Read More >>

May 19, 2020

AMID THE continuing COVID-19 crisis, small U.S. civil engineering firms have had to manage a shifting landscape in the quest to remain open for business. At the same time, they also have had to attempt…Read More >>

May 18, 2020

Krishniah N. Murthy, P. E., F. ASCE, worked at Parsons Brinckerhoff for 34 years, including a role as senior vice president and principal project manager, managing multibillion-dollar transit projects for the firm. He was recruited…Read More >>

May 18, 2020

Imagine the future. Don’t just think of it, really immerse yourself in the possibilities. What does this future world look like? What does it sound like? And how did society get there? Now bring yourself…Read More >>

May 14, 2020

Joe DiPompeo starts work these days with a new morning routine. “I walk into the office every single morning with a disinfectant wipe in my hand,” said DiPompeo, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, president-elect of ASCE’s Structural…Read More >>

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May 22, 2020

The need for investment in our nation’s dams was in the spotlight this week as record rainfall caused two dam failures in Michigan and one potential dam failure in Virginia, resulting in the evacuation of thousands of residents. The two dams that failed in Michigan were high hazard potential dams, or dams whose failure is...

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May 16, 2020

The following is a statement by K.N. Gunalan “Guna,” Ph.D., PE, President, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act: “We are pleased that the recently passed House COVID-19 relief bill, the HEROES Act, recognizes that the nation’s  transportation and water infrastructure sectors have been seriously...

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May 14, 2020

House Democrats just unveiled the latest coronavirus relief bill, known as the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions, or, HEROES Act. This fifth proposed legislation related to the pandemic economic fallout is a $3 trillion proposal, and far exceeds the previous economic relief vehicle, the CARES Act. The bill also includes a new stimulus...

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May 13, 2020

By: Martin Hight ASCE filed comments with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on May 11th, in response to a request for comments on its Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program. The BRIC program supports states, local communities, tribes, and territories in projects that reduce risks from disasters and natural hazards. This grant...

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