November 14, 2018

As California continues to contend with the deadliest wildfires in the state’s history, Doug Taylor is rallying ASCE members to help. Taylor, P.E., M.ASCE, the ASCE Region 9 disaster...
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September 19, 2018

Upholding the public’s safety, health, and welfare is an everyday charge of civil engineers. So when a storm event strikes, it’s only natural that they are among those on the front lines to help...
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September 14, 2018

With Hurricane Florence making landfall on the U.S. East Coast this weekend, images of 2017’s autumn come to mind, when storms similarly wreaked havoc in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and...
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August 29, 2018

A year ago, the world watched as Hurricane Harvey battered southeastern Texas with historic levels of rainfall. The ensuing flooding changed lives there forever. Many ASCE leaders helped their...
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February 21, 2018

It was just after midnight. Guillermo Díaz-Fañas, 14 years old, awoke to a buzzing in his ears. He sat up and looked around. Surely, this was some kind of dream. The walls appeared to bend;...
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December 19, 2017

Sudi Shoja, P.E., F.ASCE, principal  for Engineering Solutions Services, serves as the disaster preparedness chair for the ASCE Orange County Branch. Unfortunately, it's a role that has been called...
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December 18, 2017

PHOTO: Texas Section It’s been several months since Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston metropolitan area, but the...
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October 13, 2017

As extensive wildfires ravage swaths of Northern California, ASCE Region 9 Governor Matt Kennedy, P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE, can only wait and hope. Kennedy, his wife, and their 5-year-old had no...
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October 4, 2017

With hurricanes battering the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, and an earthquake rocking Mexico in recent weeks, Louise K. Comfort’s expertise in disaster management is all too...
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