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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) speaks at a program announcing the release of ASCE's Infrastructure #GameChangers.
July 27, 2015

As the nation wrestles with how and where to best address current and future infrastructure needs, ASCE is highlighting “game changing” projects that prove that despite the challenges, innovative ideas and solutions in transportation, water,

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July 27, 2015

It would be hypocritical of me to advise patience in career advancement. Recently, however, I’ve developed a little bit of perspective by watching the Tour de France. It occurred to me that the race has…Read More >>

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July 24, 2015

By approving a ninth institute, taking the next step in prioritizing strategic issues, adopting a new policy statement, passing an FY 2016 budget that keeps dues unchanged, and more, ASCE’s Board of Direction had an…Read More >>

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July 21, 2015

July marks the anniversary of the birth of Rube Goldberg, American cartoonist, inventor, sculptor, and civil engineer, best known for his drawings depicting complex gadgets and machines that satirize technology. Reuben Garrett Lucius “Rube” Goldberg…Read More >>

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Brendan Sullivan, left, and Steven Lin measure and cut pieces of wood for the Brooklyn Technical High School ASCE Club's hydroelectric dam project.
July 16, 2015

Not far from Thomas Edison’s famed Menlo Park lab, the students of Brooklyn Technical High School’s “ASCE Club” enjoyed an Edison moment of their own this spring. After more than 150 hours of designing, refining,…Read More >>

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July 8, 2015

A rarely told story of modern suspension bridges involves the unbuilt projects that preceded the structures we know so well today. Richard Scott, author of In the Wake of Tacoma: Suspension Bridges and the Quest…Read More >>

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July 2, 2015

Our thoughts turn this month to the brave colonists who risked their lives and fortunes to stand up to tyranny 239 years ago and declare themselves citizens of “Free and Independent States.” As engineers, we…Read More >>

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Save America's Infrastructure

Save America's Infrastructure

July 27, 2015

Two weeks ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would fund federal transportation projects through mid-December to avoid the July 31 legislative deadline.  While this would divert a summer construction catastrophe, delaying Congressional agreement on a multi-year path forward is not an ideal option because short-term extensions make it difficult to plan...

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 24, 2015

With one week left until the Highway Trust Fund expires, the Senate is kicking it into high gear to agree on a long-term surface transportation bill, even when it means working weekends. ASCE supports swift passage of the bill the Senate is currently considering, which includes, at its core, ASCE’s favored legislation the DRIVE Act,...

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 23, 2015

The challenges our infrastructure faces are chronicled frequently on this blog and in the media. The Highway Trust Fund heading toward insolvency (again). Water main breaks occurring every two minutes. Congested roadways causing us each to lose time and waste gas. But that’s only half the story. Today, we released our new Infrastructure #GameChangers report,...

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 20, 2015

  Last Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to extend highway and transit programs until December 18, 2015 on a 312-119 vote. The House bill granted a $8.1 billion boost the Highway trust Fund (HTF) to keep it solvent past the looming July 31 deadline. This extension will fund surface transportation projects through the...

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