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May 27, 2019

David Odeh can’t help but chuckle at the irony inherent in his statement. “The one thing we can say with certainty,” Odeh says, “is that whatever future scenario we predict, that scenario will not be

July 18, 2019

Jean-Louis Briaud has been elected ASCE’s 2020 president-elect by a majority of Society members and will advance to serve as 2021 president. Briaud, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, Dist.M.ASCE, has taught at Texas A&M University since 1978,…Read More >>

July 11, 2019

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 >>

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July 9, 2019

Civil engineers are essential to solving the significant issues facing the planet, both today and tomorrow. They serve as systems integrators and work on complex projects with diverse global teams. They must be competent, collaborative…Read More >>

July 8, 2019

I’ve received this question from several civil engineering professionals recently. If you’re not familiar with the terms “percent billable” or “utilization rate,” they are typically relevant to consulting engineers or other professional services fields, and…Read More >>

July 2, 2019

Orange County Branch members volunteered at the San Diego Safari Park to retrofit the barriers to the existing Gorilla Bridge. The bridge, originally built to carry a monorail through the park, is being repurposed for…Read More >>

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July 1, 2019

There may be no better place for catching up on some reading than the laid-back down time of a summer vacation at the beach. But what to read? So many choices. So many books. For…Read More >>

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July 18, 2019

Across the country, many states are proving that funding and modernizing infrastructure is a key priority. We just saw Illinois pass a massive, bipartisan transportation package in June as a part of the “Rebuild Illinois Plan,” which created new revenue for roads and bridges, as well as increased the vehicle registration fee and added an...

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July 01, 2019

Our transportation network is the backbone of the economy. To keep that network strong, we must modernize and maintain our roads, bridges, and other transportation networks. However, we’re still driving over potholes, seeing the aftermath of a water main break, and sitting stuck in traffic for hours—42 hours a year in fact. We can no...

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June 21, 2019

This week, the House began voting on its second FY20 “minibus,” or spending package. H.R. 3055 includes the following appropriations bills: Transportation, Housing & Urban Development; Interior & Environment; Commerce, Justice, and Science; Military Construction & Veterans Affairs; and Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food & Drug Administration. Of particular interest to ASCE are programs that...

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June 21, 2019

Tis the season for appropriations! The fiscal year 2020 (FY20) appropriations process is well underway, and the House of Representatives passed the first minibus of FY20 spending bills, H.R. 2740, which contained a blockbuster win for ASCE: increased funding for the National Levee Safety Program (NLSP)! Although the minibus does not fund the program at...

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