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Thousands gathered at the South by Southwest Festival to view a full-scale model of NASA's next generation space telescope. New technologies such as this will inspire and challenge a "new breed" of engineers.
July 10, 2014

I believe our profession is at a crossroads. The positive path of this fork in the road offers the next generation of engineers a tremendous opportunity to meet its vision to be leaders in helping society meet its grand challenges.This vision would be met by a new breed of engineer,

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ASCE News

July 18, 2014

At its meeting July 12-13, the ASCE Board of Direction endorsed a bold recommendation from the Industry Leaders Council aimed at reducing the life-cycle cost of infrastructure by 50% within 10 years. This “grand challenge” would demonstrate…Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

July 18, 2014

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed a short-term bill to keep the Highway Trust Fund up and running until May 2015. While Democrats were hesitant about the proposal, ultimately the bill passed with bipartisan…Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

July 17, 2014

Washington, D.C. — The following is a statement from Randall (Randy) S. Over, P.E., F.ASCE, president, ASCE on the Build America Investment Initiative: “Today’s action by President Obama to launch the Build America Investment Initiative…Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

July 17, 2014

      In 2013, Pennsylvania stepped up to start addressing these problems with a transportation funding package, but even with it, there’s still more work to be done than the funding that’s available.  Also,…Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

July 15, 2014

Washington, D.C. —The following is a statement from Patrick Natale, P.E., Executive Director of The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on the passage of H.R. 5021 in the U.S. House of Representatives: “Today, the…Read More >>

ASCE News

OREGON OregonAnniversary
July 15, 2014

On September 13, 2012, three historic bridges – the Broadway, Hawthorne, and Steel – that carried people across the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, for over a century were dedicated as ASCE local historical landmarks for…Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

July 14, 2014

Aging buildings and energy costs are two of a school’s most concerning issues, but not for Warren County, Kentucky’s Richardsville Elementary School after a sustainable redesign that now has the school selling energy back to…Read More >>

Save America's Infrastructure

July 11, 2014

Congress returned to Washington this week with the Highway Trust Fund on the agenda. The Senate Finance Committee offers a bipartisan proposal by Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah. The…Read More >>

Technical Notes

July 10, 2014

On May 5, 2014, the Philippines Hurricane Yolanda Structural Analysis (PHYSA) field team of 7 civil engineers began a week-long, post-disaster damage assessment of the impacted regions on Leyte and Samar islands. Below you will…Read More >>

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Sears Tower
July 9, 2014

Approximately 1.5 million tourists visit the Willis Tower Skydeck each year. Few of them will glimpse the original Sears tower. The North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago was once home to Sears original world headquarters. In…Read More >>