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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...
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June 11, 2019

Charles “Chuck” Seim, an influential California bridge engineer whose career across five decades spanned the post-World War II growth era, has died. He was 93. [caption id="attachment_32264"...
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September 17, 2018

PHOTO: The University of Nevada, Reno Student Chapter The University of Nevada, Reno Student Chapter started off the...
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November 14, 2017

An ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division team is in Mexico this week, gathering information about the region's recent earthquakes to help engineers better understand how to make infrastructure more...
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June 16, 2017

Jaramillo-Suarez Alvaro Jaramillo-Suarez, P.E., F.ASCE, a structural design engineer with 27 years of continual design...
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October 27, 2015

Alfonso Soto Alfonso A. Soto, P.E., F.ASCE, a teaching and practicing civil engineer in the Rio Grande Valley region of...
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October 13, 2015

The ASCE 2015 Convention began officially Monday with a disruption. The bestselling author of Disrupt, a book that outlines ways "disruptive thinking" can lead to innovation, shared some of those...
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June 7, 2015

Some recently proposed skyscraper designs seem to feature more twists, turns, and curves than historic buildings. Does this represent a natural progression in design, adopting more naturalistic...
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May 21, 2015

The Board of Direction of the American Society of Civil Engineers elected a new class of Distinguished Members. The Class of 2015 will be inducted as Distinguished Members on Monday, Oct. 12, in New...
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May 21, 2015

Rafael Luis Bras, Sc.D., P.E., Hon.D.WRE, Dist.M.ASCE, an expert in the field of hydrology, has been honored by ASCE for his contributions as an outstanding leader in the engineering profession by...
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April 8, 2015

At its meeting in Arlington, Virginia, March 27-28, the ASCE Board of Direction addressed several significant initiatives that will advance not only the Society but also the future of the civil...
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January 22, 2014

Figure 1 – “The Book of Life: The Spiritual and Physical Constitution of Man”, Alesha Sivartha A pencil and a piece of paper can go a...
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September 30, 2013

By contributing blogger Rafael Gomes de Oliveira: The Importance of Developing an Explicit Worldview In one of my previous blog entries, “Bridging the Gap to Adulthood”, I explored the...
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August 15, 2013

I’m back! My apologies for the long unannounced sabbatical from my regular blogging. I hadn't planned to take such a hiatus, but finally it seems life caught up to me. In recent months, I've seen a...
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April 13, 2013

Frequent contributor Rafael Gomes de Oliveira just finished answering a survey about more education requirements for professional licensure and the raising the bar initiative. He was quite taken...
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March 9, 2013

Updates from ASCE conferences are a mainstay of this blog and for good reason. Whether attending a specialty congress or the the annual conference, attendees leave with more than the obligatory CE...
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February 5, 2013

I’ve recently been offering my advice to some young engineers via the ASCE Career Mentoring program. Below are some questions from people at various stages of their job search.   Still...
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October 17, 2012

Post by regular contributor Rafael Gomes de Oliveira. The need for civil engineers to become more involved in policy making affairs has been a recurring theme in ASCE publications and...
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August 31, 2012

Post by regular contributor Rafael Gomes de Oliveira. Education is, without a doubt, one of most important aspects of a person’s life. People may differ in which topics they find important to...
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June 9, 2012

Last September contributing author Rafael Gomes de Oliveira described how attending the ASCE/SEI Structures Congress launched his career in structural engineering. After living and working in Chicago...
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March 11, 2012

Contributor Rafael Gomes de Oliveira explores what it means to be adult: Here on Bridging the Gap we often talk about the gap between the academic world and the professional world, but there’s...
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January 12, 2012

By regular contributor Rafael Gomes de Oliveira: No single person on the planet knows how to make a pencil. That is the idea behind economist Leonard Read’s humbling essay “I, Pencil.” Each of...
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November 25, 2011

By regular guest blogger: Rafael Gomes de Oliveira Two months ago, I had a conversation with some peers about why I decided to study structural engineering and how I went about finding a job....
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September 20, 2011

I believe strongly that ASCE and other professional organizations are what you make of them. The more you get involved, the more benefits you will reap.  A great way to jump start your ASCE...
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