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Annual Construction Institute Student Days presents real-world challenges, opportunities

For the first time, the annual Construction Institute’s CI Student Days heavy civil engineering team challenge was held as an online event this summer. The real-world lessons and opportunities afforded by the competition, however, remained the same.

ASCE members celebrate Senate infrastructure bill as ‘giant leap forward’

ASCE’s long-term advocacy efforts scored a huge victory this week when the Senate passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill in a 69-30 bipartisan vote.

Steel bridge returns to roster of ASCE student competitions

ASCE has renewed its partnership with the American Institute of Steel Construction for the student steel bridge competition, starting with the 2021-2022 school year.

5 things you didn’t know about the Pennsylvania Turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike was designated an ASCE landmark in 1988.

Society celebrates signs of progress at July Board meeting

Nearly 18 months since the COVID-19 pandemic upended the world, the ASCE Board of Direction noted several positive trends regarding the strength of the Society during its quarterly meeting, July 16-17.

Akhtar elevated to ASCE fellow

Anwar Saeed Akhtar, P.E., F.ASCE, chief engineer in Houston for Fugro, a multidiscipline international firm, has been named a fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.

Society welcomes Tripp as new fellow

Russell E. Tripp, P.E., F.ASCE, senior aviation engineer at CH2M Hill (now part of Jacobs), has been named a fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.

Civil Engineering Almanac – Avery Brundage: Civil engineer of olympic stature

Reuben Hull's Civil Engineering Almanac travels back to the day civil engineer Avery Brundage begins his term on the IOC.

ASCE Convention to get technical – and that’s a good thing

The ASCE 2021 Convention is bringing more useful technical knowledge to the table this year with what ASCE is calling Tech Talks.

The key to structural safety may be collaborative reporting

Modeled on the British CROSS-UK system, CROSS-US accepts reports from any professionals who work with or have knowledge of structural safety issues.