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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...

CE Roundtable: What COVID-19 has revealed about leadership

How has the COVID-19 pandemic revealed the importance of civil engineering leadership skills?

CE Roundtable: What COVID-19 Has Taught About Leadership

The ASCE News Civil Engineering Roundtable showcases insights from a cross-section of ASCE members on a variety of industry topics. Today’s roundtable draws from a recent ASCE Thursdays@3 webinar conversation, discussing the different ways the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the importance of civil engineering leadership skills. Question: Why are leadership skills more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic? Andrea DuMont P.E., M.ASCE Water resources engineer, Jacobs; industry blogger “When...

A Message to Students from ASCE President K.N. Gunalan

K.N. Gunalan's year as ASCE president certainly has been unique among the annals of Society history. But Gunalan has guided the Society through the COVID-19 pandemic with strength and grace, and, as his presidential term winds down this fall, he shares this Member Voices article – a message of reassurance and resilience to civil engineering students around the world. Hello! I hope and trust that you’ve...

Transit in transition

ASCE Plot Points Season 4 Episode 2: Transportation is a lot different in 2020 than it was in 2019, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The key question now is what changes wrought by the coronavirus will still be affecting transit systems next year and into the longer term? Today's episode of ASCE Plot Points is devoted to answering those questions. A special expert panel, assembled by...

Parent trap

ASCE Plot Points Season 4 Episode 1: Work looks a little bit different these days. Especially for those civil engineers who are balancing their jobs with their duties as parents, often working from home with their children one room over. Kelly Farabee, Jesse Gormley, Rhonda Hurst, Tung Nguyen and Kate Osborn share their experiences juggling multiple roles this year during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Changing the...

ASCE Members Lead COVID-19 Resilience Effort in Rhode Island

If the governor calls you at home on a Saturday night, you should probably pick up the phone. Rhode Island civil engineering leader and longtime ASCE member Steven King did just that. In fact, you could say he answered the call both literally and figuratively. King – assisted by his colleague and former ASCE Rhode Island Section president, Bill Young – led a drive this spring...

ASCE Unveils New COVID-19 Impacts on Infrastructure Status Report

Infrastructure is the foundation of society. It keeps communities connected and enables them to thrive. Our roads, water systems and energy grid are critical structures that protect the public’s health and safety, especially during this coronavirus pandemic. ASCE advocates for proposing practical solutions to maintain and modernize America’s deteriorating infrastructure. Although, the global health crisis has intensified this already challenging task. Now, ASCE is urging Congress...

Connecting the DOTs: Inside the need for immediate state revenue relief

The scenes this spring along highways cutting through Seattle were something out of a “Twilight Zone” episode. Morning commute, midday, 5 p.m. rush hour – it didn’t matter. There were barely any cars on the roads. “Eerie,” is how one King County Department of Transportation engineer described it at the time. The COVID-19 pandemic kept people at home and cars off the road not just in Seattle...

ASCE survey: COVID-19 continues to cloud industry future

ASCE members participated in a third survey this spring to assess pandemic-related effects on the civil engineering industry. The COVID-19 Impact and Implementation Survey, compiled by Industry Insights for ASCE, collected feedback from 836 Society members between May 26 and 28. The results paint an interesting picture – one where the initial shock of the pandemic has faded into a realization that the effects on the...