Society News

July 2, 2020

Five years in, the ASCE Innovation Contest has produced a remarkable legacy of bright ideas and infrastructure solutions. Among the most successful of success stories is RoadBotics, a Pittsburgh-based company that uses smartphone and artificial…Read More >>

June 25, 2020

The scenes this spring along highways cutting through Seattle were something out of a “Twilight Zone” episode. Morning commute, midday, 5 p.m. rush hour – it didn’t matter. There were barely any cars on the…Read More >>

June 25, 2020

Danielle Schroeder, EIT, A.M.ASCE, is an associate bridge engineer in Pennoni’s transportation division, based in its Philadelphia headquarters. Though just three years into her career, she’s already been extraordinarily active in ASCE, most recently serving…Read More >>

June 23, 2020

Cybercrime is a growing global threat. More companies are falling victim to hackers in large-scale data breaches. The news frequently reports new phishing scams targeting the public. But cyberattacks aren’t limited to commercial schemes. In…Read More >>

June 22, 2020

Edward K. Rice, founder of CTS Cement Manufacturing Co. of Garden Grove, California, and a visionary who held 26 cement and concrete patents, has died. He was 94. Rice, P.E., FACI, F.ASCE, recognized that improving…Read More >>

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June 22, 2020

Robert H. “Bob” Rampetsreiter, a structural engineer in Wisconsin who launched and ran Rampetstreiter Engineering for 30 years, has died at 81. Rampetsreiter, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, lived a life devoted to civil engineering and to…Read More >>

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June 22, 2020

Peter R. Goldsmith, a prominent geotechnical engineer and expert witness in New Zealand, has died. He was 75. He had a particular aptitude for litigation cases, when with gentle but confident persuasive skills he pitted…Read More >>

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June 18, 2020

ASCE members participated in a third survey this spring to assess pandemic-related effects on the civil engineering industry. The COVID-19 Impact and Implementation Survey, compiled by Industry Insights for ASCE, collected feedback from 836 Society…Read More >>

June 17, 2020

Bobbie Shields, P.E., M.ASCE, is the owner and manager of SHIELB PLLC, a planning, engineering and management consulting firm. Previously, he worked nearly four decades as an engineering leader in both the private and public…Read More >>

June 16, 2020

On the week of what was supposed to be the 2020 ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, it is time to look forward. The 2020 competition, of course, was canceled…Read More >>