October 14, 2019

What if? Why not? Four short words; one entirely new mindset. It’s the essence of ASCE’s Future World Vision project, simultaneously open to and questioning of the civil engineering...
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October 14, 2019

Kancheepuram Gunalan’s ASCE presidential year started with a beautiful speech … by his children. “When I look at my father now, with everything in the past stripped away, I don’t see him...
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September 12, 2019

The world is rapidly changing. There are exciting new opportunities and difficult challenges ahead for civil engineers: alternative energy, autonomous vehicles, climate change, smart cities,...
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August 13, 2019

The year is 2070. Imagine that sea-level rise has so altered coastal infrastructure that floodwaters have forced cities offshore, to developments that float on top of the ocean. What is this...
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August 2, 2019

Lisa Jaster was entitled to a victory lap. She had every right to hit pause and maybe even relax a little. West Point, Army Officer’s Training School, multiple tours of duty serving in Iraq and...
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June 4, 2019

Climate change is one of six key trends driving ASCE’s Future World Vision scenario-planning model. Already, right now, in the present world vision, climate change –  specifically sea-level rise...
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