September 29, 2020

Mathew Picardal does a little bit of everything when it comes to popular civil engineering communication. He works as a structural project manager for DCI Engineers. He's also started a YouTube...
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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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April 21, 2020

Every day in April, ASCE Plot Points is calling a different civil engineer from around the world to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their life, their community, their work and the...
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March 5, 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 percent...
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February 12, 2020

Luis Duque has made it all look easy – balancing his civil engineering career success with family (second baby on the way this summer) and community service. But don’t be fooled. It might appear...
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November 26, 2019

Margarita Kruyff is not a civil engineer. But she works with civil engineers every day in her job as the assistant director of the Environment and Sustainability Department for the City of Miami...
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May 3, 2019

In the early morning of June 14, 2017, a simple kitchen fire spread quickly across the Grenfell Tower, a 24-story residential building in West London, consuming the structure and killing 71...
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February 27, 2019

Dilip Khatri didn’t tell a soul. Not at first, anyway. It’s not that he wasn’t excited. It’s just that sometimes pursuing your dreams can be a little … “embarrassing,” Khatri says....
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April 11, 2018

Chen Suren Chen, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, an associate professor and the coordinator of the Structural Engineering and Structural...
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February 27, 2018

February marks the anniversary of the death of French structural engineer Jean-Rodolphe Perronet, renowned for his stone arch bridges, particularly the Pont De la Concord in Paris. Perronet advanced...
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