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ASCE President Bob Stevens prepares to cut the UESI ribbon, signifyinig the launch of the new Institute. Photo: Tenzing Barshee
August 25, 2015

It was a snip of the scissors more than two years in the making. The new Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute, after months of planning, organizing, and anticipation, officially opened for business Monday morning with

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August 28, 2015

What is a resilient community? A resilient community is prepared to prevent or minimize the loss or damage to life, property and the environment when faced with a natural disaster, such as a flood, hurricane…Read More >>

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Nora Stanton Blatch Barney has been posthumously elevated to ASCE Fellow status in recognition of her significant contributions to civil engineering.
August 28, 2015

After 99 years, ASCE has righted a wrong committed against pioneering civil engineer and suffragist Nora Stanton Blatch Barney. Stanton Blatch Barney was among the first women in the United States to earn a civil engineering…Read More >>

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August 24, 2015

During the annual meeting of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying in Williamsburg, VA, last week, delegates voted to adopt a position statement that reiterates the NCEES stance on increased educational requirements…Read More >>

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Students enjoy Huntington Beach, CA, during the Construction Institute's Student Days event. PHOTO: Jacqui Scibior.
August 21, 2015

Intense competition is at the core of the annual Construction Institute Student Days. Thirty of the best engineering students in the country are divided into teams of five and given a project to complete in three…Read More >>

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ASCE Treasurer Dennis Truax, Chair of NCEES’s Advisory Committee on Council Activities presents Position Statement 35 Future Education Requirements for Engineering Licensure. Seated is ASCE member Mike Conzett.
August 21, 2015

This week, NCEES, the organization representing engineering licensing boards, held its annual meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia. Not surprisingly, ASCE is deeply invested in the issues discussed and debated by NCEES delegates. After all, civil engineers…Read More >>

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A bicycle-driven wagon rides through the streets near Kolkata, India. ASCE leaders recently traveled to India for a pilot program aimed at fostering new partnerships.
August 21, 2015

Now comes the fun part. ASCE’s new Global Strategy Council represents an exciting pivot between the Society’s international achievements up to now and those to come. The council will put into action several high-level goals set by the Global Strategy…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure

August 21, 2015

In these last weeks of August, while Congress is on recess, there has been a great deal of dialogue and action among states regarding their need to fund their local transportation needs. This week, AP released an article expressing states’ reactions to the lack of federal funding for state transportation projects. Several states are taking...

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Save America's Infrastructure

August 19, 2015

The United States has more than two million miles of paved roads. Maintenance is a continual issue for local and state transportation agencies, but new pavements being developed are more sustainable, less costly, and yield other benefits such as capturing stormwater runoff. There are several innovative pavement types that are gaining traction, including: Porous pavements:...

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Save America's Infrastructure

August 14, 2015

Football season has unofficially launched, and hopefully from now on punts will remain on the field and outside of Congress. While Congress is back home for summer recess, many states are expressing their opinions about the lack of federal funding as more infrastructure needs rise to the surface. In Nebraska, Senator Deb Fischer and Transportation...

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Save America's Infrastructure

August 13, 2015

State legislators from around the country were in Seattle last week for the annual National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit.  Approximately 5,000 state legislators, legislative staffers, federal officials and others attended the meeting to gain invaluable knowledge from experts and fellow legislators to take back to their respective states. Attendees participated in an...

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