Ben Walpole
Ben Walpole

Ben Walpole is associate editor for ASCE News, celebrating member achievements, updating members on Society news, and promoting civil engineering as a whole.

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Society News

March 18, 2016

In the end, the fire-breathing dragon could not be denied. Vietnam's Dragon Bridge, owned by the Da Nang Department of Transportation, and designed by Louis Berger and Ammann & Whitney, was...
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Society News

March 11, 2016

The first ASCE Innovation Contest drew entries from around the world, with practitioners, project managers, educators, researchers, and students attracted to the challenge of developing and...
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Society News

March 11, 2016

When a new bridge connects two different states, building a sense of community and ownership around the project is about as important as the engineering details themselves. The Stan Musial...
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Society News

March 11, 2016

The residents of Albuquerque, NM, have long associated the roads near the Interstate 25/Paseo del Norte Interchange with traffic delays and lost time. So it must be some kind of happy irony that...
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Society News

March 11, 2016

Louis Berger and Ammann & Whitney put together the winning design for a new bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam, with higher ambitions than simply crossing a river. They sought to give the region an...
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Society News

March 11, 2016

It isn’t quite the “journey to the center of the Earth” envisioned by Jules Verne, but it’s not far off. The Lake Mead Intake No. 3 Shafts and Tunnel Project, in Boulder City, NV, is the...
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Society News

March 11, 2016

As civil engineering heightens its emphasis on resiliency, the seismic upgrade of Bay Division Pipelines Nos. 3 and 4 at Hayward Fault in Fremont, CA, is an ideal example of how to do...
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Society News

March 11, 2016

There was nothing standard-issue about the Tanana River Bridge project. “It wasn’t a cookie-cutter bridge where we chose one of three superstructure options,” said Michael Pochop, P.E., vice...
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Society News

March 3, 2016

When he was a college student at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, David Honan received a copy of the ASCE Bridges Calendar as a gift from his father. “I’ve liked bridges for a long...
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Society News

March 3, 2016

Not that you ever want to go through a significant earthquake, but it certainly makes for a good way to tell who the civil engineers are in a crowd. Alex Tanner, S.M.ASCE, was in Anchorage, AK,...
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