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ASCE salutes 9 projects with 2021 OCEA Honor Awards

These nine projects has been honored as 2021 ASCE OCEA Honor Award recipients.

ASCE welcomes Briaud as new president at virtual convention

In a ceremony unlike any ASCE has seen before, Jean-Louis Briaud assumed the role of 2021 Society president, Thursday, Oct. 29. Briaud accepted the presidential pin and gavel from ASCE’s 2020 President K.N. Gunalan – in a trick of digital technology – during the annual membership meeting as part of the ASCE 2020 Convention, hosted virtually this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “There’s no doubt...

ASCE Makes History With First Virtual Technical Conference

It was a history-making week for ASCE with the Society’s first Virtual Technical Conference, Sept. 14-18. The event, held entirely online, collected technical experts and speakers from different ASCE Institutes as well as the Aerospace Division. “Great member value,” said ASCE President K.N. Gunalan, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE. “Going forward we should be able to bring the best each Institute has to offer in this setting...

Cultivate Innovation at the ASCE 2020 Convention

The ASCE 2020 Convention is here to set you on the path to building innovation. The Society’s flagship event will delve into civil engineering topics that are most relevant to you and will earn you PDHs along the way. But now, you can attend the event from the comfort of your own home or office! This year’s virtual format allows you to customize your entire...

Keeping Technology Ethical – Whose Responsibility Is It?

Make no mistake, Jacob Ward works the technology beat. He is an NBC News technology correspondent, the former editor-in-chief of Popular Science magazine and an author. But for him, staying on top of the latest technology trends doesn’t just mean gadgets and gizmos. Ward is most interested in the human behavior and ethical conundrums those tech trends reveal. So when he talks about the disruptive technologies that...

How to combat the secret source of greenhouse gas emissions

Kate Simonen favors a metaphor about the moon when she talks about her work as director of the Carbon Leadership Forum. It goes something like “If you want to land on the moon, there’s no sense in aiming halfway.” It’s an apt comparison, because her organization’s goal of decarbonizing the built environment is certainly universal in its scope. And the CLF is not aiming halfway...

Welcome to the Era of the Virtual Event

In a moment now sadly rich in irony, University of Washington professor Kate Simonen attended a carbon neutral conference in Los Angeles this past March and thought to herself, “I don’t want to travel this much anymore.” The COVID-19 pandemic was still mostly impending in the United States. But for Simonen, it wasn’t even the pandemic concerns. “I was reflecting on my health, the time away...

Future World Vision: What’s Next? The Megacity

The questions facing the megacity of the future are not simple. Here’s a sample, for starters: How does a city increase its density to accommodate 50 million inhabitants while preserving its historic character, promoting accessible green space and supporting a plurality of lifestyles and economies? Not exactly the kind of question that can be answered in an afternoon. That’s why it’s so important that civil engineers start...

Truax Elected 2021 ASCE President-Elect

Dennis D. Truax has been elected ASCE’s 2021 president-elect by a majority of Society members. Truax, Ph.D., P.E., DEE, D.WRE, F.NSPE, F.ASCE, has spent four decades on the civil engineering faculty at Mississippi State University. Since 2006, he’s served as the James T. White Endowed Chair and Department Head. He has also worked as a consulting engineer or managing principal of several firms. In addition, he...

ASCE Innovation Contest Relaunches, Extends Entry Deadline

The 2020 ASCE Innovation Contest entry deadline has been extended to account for disruptions wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The contest will now be accepting entries through July 15. Developed as part of the ASCE Grand Challenge as a springboard for forward-looking infrastructure ideas, and in its fifth year, the Innovation Contest is open to anyone with a high school diploma (academics, industry professionals, undergrads, grad...