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Paddlers from the University of Florida bringing their best competition at the races. Photo: John Amis/AP Images for ASCE
June 22, 2015

The University of Florida earned the “America’s Cup of Civil Engineering” today at the 28th annual American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) National Concrete Canoe Competition (NCCC). After three days of competition against 21 other

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July 1, 2015

June marks the month when construction began on the Cape Cod Canal in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. The idea of constructing a canal to eliminate the costly and dangerous sea trip around the Massachusetts peninsula of…Read More >>

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July 1, 2015

Few countries exist in which humans have exerted a greater influence in shaping the landscape than the Netherlands. Winner of the 2008 ASCE Civil Engineering History and Heritage Award, Robert J. Hoeksema, Ph.D., M.ASCE, will…Read More >>

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June 29, 2015

Pursuant to the Rules of Policy and Procedure 7.3, the ASCE membership is hereby notified the following vacancies will be available on the 2016 election ballot for terms beginning in FY 2017.  For information on…Read More >>

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Brooklyn Bridge
June 26, 2015

All civil engineers know of the legendary Roebling family, but do you know how family dynamics shaped their contributions to the field? The Roeblings’ wire rope is still at work in today’s suspension bridges, high-rise…Read More >>

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June 24, 2015

About a month ago, I spoke to the Student Chapter at the American University in Dubai. I asked the students, “Was there a time that you thought you might not want to be a civil…Read More >>

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June 24, 2015

“That old document that no one reads anymore or pays any attention to, it’s the Constitution,” said Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe, chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. “It says what we…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure

June 29, 2015

The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) was set up in 1956 to fund the build and maintain a transportation network nationwide. Today, it is the national bank account for roads, bridges and transit that reimburses states for eligible projects. Inaction by Congress has put the Highway Trust Fund in jeopardy, and with a month left before...

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Save America's Infrastructure

June 26, 2015

With a new surface transportation re-authorization bill on the table, the process to pass a long-term bill before Congress’ July 31 deadline is materializing. This week the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed a six-year, $278 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill called the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act....

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Save America's Infrastructure

June 25, 2015

With summer upon us, many state legislators are finding themselves stuck in “summer school” in order to hammer out bills to address growing infrastructure needs. With the exception of a few states who meet year-round, most state legislatures will convene anywhere from 60 to 100 days.  Unfortunately, this year many of states with short sessions...

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Save America's Infrastructure

June 24, 2015

Today, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) unanimously approved a six-year, $278 billion federal highway portion of the surface transportation authorization bill, the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act. The DRIVE Act was unveiled earlier this week by EPW Committee leaders Chairman James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member...

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