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COVID-19 Community Calls 12: A New Kind of College Experience

Every day in April, ASCE Plot Points is calling a different civil engineer from around the world to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their life, their community, their work and the civil engineering profession. Thirty days. Thirty phone calls. Community Call 12 brings us to New Jersey by way of Seattle and Louisville. Sophie Lipomanis, one of ASCE's inaugural class of student ambassadors,...

COVID-19 Community Calls 11: Keeping Essential Utilities Online

Every day in April, ASCE Plot Points is calling a different civil engineer from around the world to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their life, their community, their work and the civil engineering profession. Thirty days. Thirty phone calls. Community Call 11 takes us to South Carolina, where civil engineers are famililar with staying resilient in the face of hurricanes. The coronavirus, though,...

COVID-19 Community Calls 10: Infrastructure, Coronavirus and Public Policy

Every day in April, ASCE Plot Points is calling a different civil engineer from around the world to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their life, their community, their work and the civil engineering profession. Thirty days. Thirty phone calls. Community Call 10 concerns the intersection of civil engineering and public policy. We talk to Peyton Gibson, who recently chaired the committee that authored...

Policy Briefing: Coronavirus Relief Bill Provides Billions for Infrastructure

LOOKING TO BOOST the sagging fortunes of three U.S. infrastructure sectors hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress and the Trump administration provided billions in new federal funding for transit, passenger rail, and airports as part of legislation finalized in late March to offer economic relief in the wake of the pandemic. Signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 27, the $2-trillion...

Civil Engineering Special Coverage: COVID-19

THROUGHOUT April and May, Civil Engineering magazine will offer online coverage of how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the civil engineering and construction professions. The practice of civil engineering and the construction and maintenance of infrastructure are essential to the health, safety, and economy of our communities. Civil Engineering is committed to keeping the profession informed during this unprecedented period. Our special coverage will be updated...

COVID-19 Community Calls 9: Assessing the Civil Engineering Industry’s Post-Pandemic Potential

Every day in April, ASCE Plot Points is calling a different civil engineer from around the world to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their life, their community, their work and the civil engineering profession. Thirty days. Thirty phone calls. Community Call 9 goes to Distinguished Member Tony Bartolomeo, the former CEO and president of Pennoni. Bartolomeo's leadership experience gives him a unique perspective...

A Note from the Editor of Civil Engineering Magazine

IN THE MIDST OF the rapidly evolving public health and economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Civil Engineering, the flagship magazine of ASCE, is implementing a temporary change in strategy. Civil Engineering will forgo its May print issue in order to turn its journalistic efforts toward providing up-to-date, online coverage of how the pandemic and its social and economic ramifications are directly affecting civil...

Maintaining Social Connection While Social Distancing

Around the world, right now, humanity has one goal: Stop the spread of COVID-19. Self-quarantine and social distancing are critical tools in flattening “the curve.” But these measures can make us feel lonely, even though we’re all in the same boat. In support of the global civil engineering community, ASCE has opened some Collaborate resources to everyone. Both members and nonmembers are now able to...

The Law: Construction Industry Impacts in the COVID-19 World

SEEMINGLY in the blink of an eye the unimaginable occurred in the United States in March: Hospitals became overwhelmed, medical supplies went scarce, grocery shelves went bare, and airports turned into ghost towns. In addition, the market crashed, and public panic set in. Like a whipsaw, a domino effect of closures began grinding the U.S. and global economies to a halt, impacting every facet...

COVID-19 Community Calls 8: Career Development Never Stops

Every day in April, ASCE Plot Points is calling a different civil engineer from around the world to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their life, their community, their work and the civil engineering profession. Thirty days. Thirty phone calls. Community Call 8 reaches out to Anthony Fasano to talk about professional development during the coronavirus pandemic. Fasano is the founder  of the Engineering...