Perspectives

June 7, 2016

As part of our newly coordinated global strategy to more aggressively advance ASCE’s goals internationally, Executive Director Tom Smith and I traveled to South Africa, to meet with leaders to discuss a myriad of different…Read More >>

January 28, 2016

Recently a few states have considered doing away with professional licensure. Those pushing the concept that licensure is an unnecessary barrier to employment fail to recognize the crucial role professional licensure plays in protecting the…Read More >>

September 4, 2015

The 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina prompted the New Orleans community and the nation to reflect on the tragic events of Aug. 29, 2005. The tragedy was an example of the important role infrastructure plays…Read More >>

August 21, 2015

This week, NCEES, the organization representing engineering licensing boards, held its annual meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia. Not surprisingly, ASCE is deeply invested in the issues discussed and debated by NCEES delegates. After all, civil engineers…Read More >>

June 24, 2015

About a month ago, I spoke to the Student Chapter at the American University in Dubai. I asked the students, “Was there a time that you thought you might not want to be a civil…Read More >>

June 8, 2015

With summer comes lots of opportunities to embrace what the season has to offer. It’s a time when kids are out of school, and we spend more time with family enjoying the warmer weather. Many…Read More >>

June 2, 2015

I’m back from my second trip to the United Arab Emirates in three months where I presented at a global project management conference and visited two UAE universities. This hosted trip began at the American…Read More >>

May 11, 2015

Critical to our nation’s transportation infrastructure is the Highway Trust Fund. This fund is America’s federal bank account for transportation, and every year, states share over $45 billion to repair and modernize their roads, bridges…Read More >>

Durbar Square, Paton, Nepal
April 30, 2015

As you probably know, on Saturday, April 25, a devastating earthquake rocked Nepal, flattening densely populated areas surrounding Kathmandu. The Nepalese people are dealing with tremendous loss of life and destruction of homes, historic sites…Read More >>

April 8, 2015

As part of ASCE’s global civil engineering information exchange and outreach, Tom Smith and I traveled to India and the United Arab Emirates in March. We chose these two countries because of the rapid growth…Read More >>