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...
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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...
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June 11, 2020

As civil engineers, many times we find ourselves leading talented multidisciplined teams. This was certainly my experience when I worked on billion-dollar freeway programs that included all the...
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June 1, 2020

Uncertainty is the dominant theme right now in the construction industry. The COVID-19 pandemic this spring has fundamentally changed the way the business works – from supply chains to project...
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May 28, 2020

It usually starts with a daydream. “What if instead of working for my boss, I was the boss? What if I was the one making all the decisions? Maybe I could start my own company.” For 99...
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May 21, 2020

April 2020 is not a month anyone will forget anytime soon, as the coronavirus pandemic emptied city streets and shuttered many businesses. The ASCE Plot Points podcast’s COVID-19 Community Calls...
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May 19, 2020

I recently had the honor of sitting on an ASCE virtual panel called “Leading Teams and Fostering Relationships in a Virtual Environment.” You can watch the replay of the webcast...
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May 19, 2020

AMID THE continuing COVID-19 crisis, small U.S. civil engineering firms have had to manage a shifting landscape in the quest to remain open for business. At the same time, they also have had to...
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May 14, 2020

Joe DiPompeo starts work these days with a new morning routine. “I walk into the office every single morning with a disinfectant wipe in my hand,” said DiPompeo, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE,...
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May 14, 2020

OLDER, EXPERIENCED engineers have likely been through at least one economic downturn before the one currently being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the most recent significant recession having...
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