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Technical Notes

May 7, 2014

Group photo of the ASCE team at the Manila WWII memorial cemetery. Photo Credit: Mark E. Leeman. As an introduction to the ASCE...
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Technical Notes

May 6, 2014

Last November, the Philippines was devastated by the strongest, deadliest typhoon in the nation's history, the most powerful to make landfall anywhere ever. With wind speeds reaching 195 mph, Typhoon...
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Careers & Leadership

March 17, 2014

This post was contributed by Michael J. MacPhee, Ph.D., Water Division President for ARCADIS U.S. “We have to dream about the possibilities of a far, far different and better future — and big...
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Careers & Leadership

"The Sacandaga River Bridge” painting by Tom Ryan (photo courtesy of Tom Ryan)
March 17, 2014

Richard Weingardt was CEO and chairman of Richard Weingardt Consultants, Inc., a Denver-based structural engineering firm. He spoke and wrote eloquently and prolifically on leadership and the...
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Careers & Leadership

March 17, 2014

This post was contributed by Glenn Bell, CEO at Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger. The world in which today’s engineer works is changing at an enormous rate. Many of these changes are unsettling and...
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Careers & Leadership

March 17, 2014

Globalization, developments in technology, and new business models are changing the way products and services are conceived, designed, produced, and distributed around the world. These forces are...
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Sustainable Engineering

March 13, 2014

Heathfield Pump Station in Bellevue will be upgraded as part of a wastewater project that will be tested under the Envision rating system. King County invests hundreds of millions each year on...
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Careers & Leadership

February 22, 2014

This look at the management/leadership career track builds on last week's post. Frequent contributor Rachel Cantor Fogarty explores the traits of successful managers and identifies ways that...
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Careers & Leadership

February 15, 2014

It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock 'n roll or lead an engineering firm. Few things substitute hard won experience, but some insight from leaders who have already made the climb can be a...
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Sustainable Engineering

February 5, 2014

Contributed by Richard Wright, PhD, P.E., D.M.ASCE In 2014, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) will issue the National Climate Assessment (NCA), a periodic report to inform the nation...
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