November 1, 2019

ASCE’s Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award – the OCEA – continues to be the Society’s preeminent project honor. Rather than announcing five project finalists,  ASCE is...
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October 3, 2019

Ten minutes in the company of Jared Diamond, or spent simply reading one of his books, and you’re bound to come away looking at the world a little bit differently than you had before. The...
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June 27, 2019

And here we thought the future of engineering was smart technology. Perhaps there is merit in the art of being dumb. Technically speaking, at least. The Emerald Tutu earned the Overall Grand...
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June 20, 2019

Chris Luebkeman is an Arup Fellow, based in their San Francisco office, with the rather daunting title of director for global foresight, research and innovation. Is he a fortune teller? Can he...
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June 4, 2019

Mikhail Chester was at a crossroads of sorts. He’d done plenty of good work in the sustainable engineering space – life-cycle assessment, climate change adaptation, resilience and the like –...
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May 22, 2019

Civil engineering is not a profession that lacks for great ideas. The 2019 ASCE Innovation Contest makes that much clear. “The entries and winners have jumped another level higher in quality...
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May 14, 2019

ASCE News Future Forward highlights civil engineering projects, practices, ideas, and technologies that are future-focused and forward-looking. Given the current infrastructure crisis in the...
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May 8, 2019

Infrastructure isn’t partisan, it’s personal. May 13-20, 2019, marks the seventh annual Infrastructure Week. We’re united around one message: America’s future will be shaped by the...
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March 28, 2019

Before I dive into an answer to this question, let’s take it one step at a time for those civil engineering professionals who aren’t clear on what advocacy means. From a basic level, we find...
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March 21, 2019

The Midwest has been battered by the aftermath of last week's “bomb cyclone” snowstorms. The resulting combination of fast-melting snow and additional rains has led to significant flooding across...
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