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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May 12, 2020

This hypothetical situation is modified from an actual case that was considered by ASCE’s Committee on Professional Conduct (CPC). Situation AN ASCE MEMBER maintains a personal Facebook page on...
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May 8, 2020

  CIVIL ENGINEERING  is a sought-after profession with excellent job prospects. Data provided in the report Civil Engineers in the United States* indicate that employment for civil engineers...
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May 7, 2020

Abby Cowser has one last assignment to complete as a college student. She needs to figure out what she wants for graduation dinner. “My mom said she’ll cook me whatever I want, so that’s...
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