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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

August 12, 2020

ASCE Reads is a regular series on ASCE News highlighting the latest titles from the ASCE Library, giving you an in-depth look at cutting-edge research and innovations in the civil engineering industry. Life-cycle analysis of…Read More >>

August 10, 2020

Kate Simonen favors a metaphor about the moon when she talks about her work as director of the Carbon Leadership Forum. It goes something like “If you want to land on the moon, there’s no…Read More >>

August 6, 2020

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 >>

August 3, 2020

Franklin Sherkow, P.E., ENV SP, is an ASCE Fellow and Life Member, and former president of ASCE’s Oregon Section. He was on the civil engineering faculty at Oregon State University for six years before returning…Read More >>

July 30, 2020

In a moment now sadly rich in irony, University of Washington professor Kate Simonen attended a carbon neutral conference in Los Angeles this past March and thought to herself, “I don’t want to travel this…Read More >>

July 29, 2020

After 18 years of guiding the growth of Engineers Without Borders USA, Executive Director Cathy Leslie has retired. The organization’s new top executive is Jackie O’Brien, an EWB-USA board member. ASCE and Engineers Without Borders USA have…Read More >>

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July 24, 2020

With persisting stay-at-home orders across the nation, severe revenue losses including sharp declines in dedicated user fee revenues, continue to be felt across state departments of transportation (DOT). As a result, the ability of state DOTs to carry out their core functions, including capital construction programs, is under threat.  Through imposed furloughs and either delaying...

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July 16, 2020

Democratic presumptive nominee, Joe Biden unveiled the second pillar of his Build Back Better economic recovery plan with a  $2 trillion clean energy and infrastructure plan, focused on speeding up the transition to cleaner energy for transportation and buildings in addition to prioritizing environmental justice. On Tuesday, July 14, near his home in Wilmington, Delaware,...

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July 15, 2020

The following is a statement by K.N. Gunalan “Guna,” Ph.D., P.E., President, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on H.R. 7575 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020, passed out of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure today: “Our nation’s water resources systems – levees, dams, inland waterways, and ports—are critical for keeping the...

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July 15, 2020

This week, the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure introduced and passed the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020, H.R. 7575.  The bill is expected to receive a full House vote the week of July 27. Earlier this spring, the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works passed their WRDA bill, the bipartisan...

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