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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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Technical Notes

September 1, 2015

One of ASCE’s most referenced standards is getting an update, and civil engineers are invited to contribute. ASCE 7 outlines the minimum design loads for buildings and other structures. After updates in 1999, 2002, 2005,…Read More >>

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September 1, 2015

Each spring the Construction Institute holds Student Days to bring top engineering students from across the country together with potential employers who are seeking new talent. The program is competitive, with only 30 students chosen….Read More >>

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Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves
September 1, 2015

August marked the birth month of Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves, who supervised construction of the Pentagon and directed the Manhattan Project’s development of the atomic bomb during World War II. Leslie Richard Groves Jr. was…Read More >>

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The Bayonne Bridge Raise the Roadway project is a great example of innovative approaches at work in civil engineering. Photo: State of New Jersey
August 28, 2015

It is a contradiction that defines our times. The need for new infrastructure is increasing as the available money with which to build that infrastructure is decreasing. Fortunately, solution-oriented civil engineers are rallying to the…Read More >>

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Earth
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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Save America's Infrastructure

September 03, 2015

Summer comes to an end next week as Congress returns to the Capitol after a five-week recess. Deadlines will be the theme this fall, with the first being the Oct. 1 funding deadline to keep the government open. The second important deadline for ASCE is Oct. 29, when MAP-21, the surface transportation bill, expires. With...

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Save America's Infrastructure

September 02, 2015

Accelerated bridge construction We all know the feeling of frustration when traffic slows to a crawl as you see the telltale signs of traffic cones and reduced lanes up ahead. Large bridge replacement or rehabilitation projects mean that disruptive construction zones can last months into years. Accelerated bridge construction is a design and construction method...

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Save America's Infrastructure

August 28, 2015

This weekend’s 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is an enduring reminder of the importance of infrastructure, and the need for increased investment to properly maintain it. As the anniversary neared, many media outlets recounted the damages of Katrina in light of the need for a sound flood protection plan in many coastal cities. ASCE’s Managing...

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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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