Perspectives

December 31, 2012

As a graduate of Oregon State University, Iai??i??m proud to be part of the legacy of one of the first land-grant universities. 2012 marked the 150th anniversary of the law signed by President Lincoln that…Read More >>

December 5, 2012

If you have ever had the privilege of leading school kids in hands-on engineering activities, you’ve likely heard them called “awesome!” In a little more than two months, engineers from every discipline will ai???Celebrate Awesomeai???…Read More >>

November 5, 2012

Thanks for joining me on my blog as your new ASCE President. During my year in office, Iai??i??ll share some of my views on current civil engineering-related issues affecting our profession, including how ASCE fits…Read More >>

October 24, 2012

Youai??i??re looking at my farewell blog post as ASCE President. Thanks for reading these entries ai??i?? I hope I gave you some things to think about, and perhaps to even act on. Iai??i??ve appreciated your…Read More >>

October 12, 2012

Over my year as president, one of my favorite duties has been joining in the dedications for our newest National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks, honoring the imagination, knowledge and skill of our predecessors, whose shoulders…Read More >>

October 8, 2012

The new school year is well on its way, and a significant number of you all over the country are looking for ways to reach out and share information with kids about the challenges, excitement…Read More >>

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October 3, 2012

I have been talking about the need to rehabilitate our aging infrastructure for years now. As a structural engineer whose career has focused on bridges, my emphasis has been on surface transportation needs. The release…Read More >>

June 22, 2012

As I write this, Iai??i??m in Dusseldorf, Germany, about to wrap up a series of fascinating, enlightening meetings with our engineering peers in Europe. Executive Director Pat Natale and I have been exposed to a…Read More >>

June 1, 2012

If you caught any of the cheap cialis 20mg news coverage of the Golden Gate Bridgeai??i??s 75th anniversary celebrations last week, I hope you felt some pride and excitement. Pride, even if you had nothing…Read More >>

May 21, 2012

I recently had the honor of serving as chair of the two-day 2012 Triennial Conference that brought together representatives of ASCE, the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering and Britainai??i??s Institution of Civil Engineers to discuss…Read More >>