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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

October 15, 2019

You have to know yourself before you can be yourself. For Clint Martin, that meant taking on the Appalachian Trail thru-hike for nearly six months in the woods before starting his first full-time civil engineering…Read More >>

October 14, 2019

What if? Why not? Four short words; one entirely new mindset. It’s the essence of ASCE’s Future World Vision project, simultaneously open to and questioning of the civil engineering possibilities that will shape the way…Read More >>

October 9, 2019

Our planet is facing the convergence of increasingly severe weather, increases in population and limited natural resources, exacerbated in the United States and many other countries by outdated infrastructure that is nearing the end of…Read More >>

October 8, 2019

Alex McDowell is the award-winning production designer behind more than 20 Hollywood films, including “Fight Club” and “Minority Report.” Now he is bringing his creative genius to ASCE’s Future World Vision, a dynamic new scenario-planning…Read More >>

October 8, 2019

Storytelling is an essential skill.  The ability to share information about a project or about the kind of work you do has the power to influence and connect audiences. It can also be the difference…Read More >>

October 8, 2019

It usually starts with a daydream. “What if instead of working for my boss, I was the boss? What if I was the one making all the decisions? Maybe I could start my own company.”…Read More >>

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October 11, 2019

ASCE’s 2019 Convention looked a little different this year. Attendees are able to step inside a Floating City – the first installment in ASCE’s Future World Vision, which was officially unveiled at this year’s Convention. Outgoing ASCE President Robin A. Kemper opened the morning energizing the audience by sounding the alarm on infrastructure. In her...

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October 11, 2019

To close out the fiscal year last month, House passed a stopgap spending measure, or continuing resolution (CR), to fund the government through November 21, 2019. The current fiscal year expired on September 30, and without a second stopgap measure or the approval of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, we will expect a government shutdown. The...

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October 10, 2019

The national transportation and research group TRIP released a new report on October 3, 2019 detailing an expected 104% rise in annual freight transportation across the U.S. from 2016 to 2045. This increase in freight movement breeds challenges to the nation’s already aging infrastructure. The report, “America’s Rolling Warehouses: Opportunities And Challenges With The Nation’s...

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October 01, 2019

For the past century, states were not allowed to use “proprietary” products on their federally funded projects. In other words, states could not use federal aid to use or buy patented or propriety products  and also limited specifications or processes for bridge and highway projects eligible for funds under the federal-aid highway programs –even if...

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