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An overhead view of the award-winning Poplar Island restoration project.
October 2, 2015

Poplar Island was not much of an island at all in the early 1990s. Justin Callahan of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers visited the site in 1993 and described it as more like “tiny,

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The COPRI-PARI Port Investigation Team at the Port of Onahama. The waterside tour included observation of breakwaters, seawalls, quaywalls, and construction of a major bridge linking a new coal terminal to the mainland. PHOTO: PARI
October 9, 2015

The ripples from the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami that leveled the Tohoku region of Japan on March 11, 2011, are still being felt in civil engineering, notably in the updating of standards. When COPRI’s Task Committee on the…Read More >>


October 9, 2015

A year ago, the Society’s Industry Leaders Council launched its “Grand Challenge” program for infrastructure. It’s now issuing a related grand challenge to engineering in the form of its ASCE Innovation Contest. The contest encourages professionals, educators, researchers, and…Read More >>


October 7, 2015

ASCE’s Raise the Bar initiative is straightforward: align civil engineering education with the changing world through increased formal education before professional licensure. Why is this so important? Because better prepared engineers will have the enhanced…Read More >>

Promote the Profession

October 6, 2015

September marked the anniversary of the Appleton Edison Power Plant, the first Edison hydroelectric central station and predecessor to the landmark Vulcan Street Plant in Wisconsin. Built on the Fox River in Appleton, WI, and…Read More >>

Sustainable Engineering

An aerial view of the project. Photo: Port Metro Vancouver
September 30, 2015

For the first time, a transportation project has received the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system’s Platinum Award. Port Metro Vancouver’s Low Level Road project recently earned the designation from ISI, an…Read More >>


September 30, 2015

Don McMillan boasts a resume that stands out even among the talented, experienced group of speakers and presenters at the ASCE 2015 Convention. He has a master’s degree from Stanford in electrical engineering; he worked…Read More >>

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