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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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University of Florida teams won national titles in both concrete canoe and steel bridge in 2015.
July 28, 2015

Concrete canoes are heavy. Nothing, though, compared to the weight of expectations. Consider the situation – equal parts golden opportunity and pressure-packed problem – facing the University of Florida team as the ASCE National Concrete…Read More >>

The Emerging Engineer

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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 22, 2015

On July 18, the ASCE Board of Direction approved establishment of a new institute focusing on utility engineering and surveying – the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute. When fully unveiled in the coming month, UESI will…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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Save America's Infrastructure

July 31, 2015

With July wrapping up, the House throwing in the towel and settling for another three-month extension as the Senate passing the DRIVE Act, hopes for a long-term highway funding solution are pushed back again. Before heading home for August recess the House and Senate passed another short-term patch that will provide $8 billion of funding...

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 30, 2015

During the last two months, the Senate made good use of its time to craft a multi-year surface transportation bill with an increase in funding. As is often the way for Congress, it still came down to the wire. For over a week, the U.S. Senate has been in a mad dash to complete its...

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Save America's Infrastructure

July 29, 2015

Traffic jams and project backlogs aren’t problems that will be going away any time soon as the Highway Trust Fund is once again headed towards insolvency. However, in spite of a lack of federal support for better transportation networks, some innovations are propelling transportation into new areas and changing the game as we know it....

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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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