July 22, 2016

Rule No. 1 about business trips to Disney: Never tell the kids. Jason Magalen, P.E., M.ASCE, learned the hard way last week in the midst of his visit to Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale, CA,...
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July 20, 2016

The Einstellung Effect – where the German word means “approach” or “way of doing something” – refers to trying to resolve an issue, problem, or opportunity only by using approaches that...
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July 19, 2016

Issues with the Flint, MI, water crisis and Washington, DC’s metro service show us that now, more than ever, innovation is required to reinvent our approach to sustainable...
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July 15, 2016

Pat Natale’s words hit close to home, even more than he knew. “Innovation is really great, but sometimes it sits on the shelf,” Natale, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, told the crowd assembled for the...
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July 14, 2016

For civil engineering to keep up with what society expects of us, innovation is essential. You’d be hard-pressed to find disagreement with that sentiment. The question becomes how can...
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June 30, 2016

It shouldn’t be surprising, as it was hardly coincidence. Still, it was remarkable to see how in lockstep the winners of the ASCE Innovation Contest were with each other and with their hosts,...
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June 23, 2016

This is the last of three posts on innovation and creativity by Brent Darnell, Aff.M.ASCE, president and owner of Atlanta-based Brent Darnell International. For more information, email...
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May 26, 2016

This is the second in a series of three posts about innovation and creativity by Brent Darnell, Aff.M.ASCE, president and owner of Atlanta-based Brent Darnell International. For more information,...
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May 12, 2016

Brent Darnell, Aff.M.ASCE, is president and owner of Brent Darnell International in Atlanta. Both author and presenter, Darnell presented at the ASCE 2015 Convention in New York and took part in the...
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December 16, 2015

The right idea, no matter how brilliant, means nothing until it gets in front of the right people. It’s all about finding and getting the attention of that audience, right? Well, consider the...
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