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4 essentials for sparking innovation

Civil engineering is built on skill and precision. But how can one spark innovation? Here are some tips.

What lies ahead?

ASCE introduces the research behind its Future World Vision initiative and the outlines of the worlds it envisions.

Under the sea

An underwater research station extends the time researchers can spend in deep water.

Imagining the mega city of the future

ASCE introduces the Mega City in its Future World Vision initiative.

20 minutes into the future?

The Mega City world in ASCE’s Future World Vision initiative seems fantastical, but it’s not.

Feel the ASCE Wind

ASCE offers remarkable things, from Dream Big to Future World Vision, from networking to education. Join me in my virtual townhall meetings to hear more and express your thoughts.

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...

4 Building Blocks for Modernizing Infrastructure

The COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill. Our healthcare systems, businesses and daily lives have seen drastic changes. This global health crisis has only further highlighted our need for resilient infrastructure that keeps us safe, eliminates barriers to opportunity and boosts the economy. Our nation’s roadways, water systems and national security are essential to these goals. Moving forward, civil engineers have the task...

Scenario-Planning for Epic Disruptions: 3 Key Takeaways

If ever there was a year that proved the value of future scenario-planning research, 2020 is it. The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we work and live, which means the ramifications for the civil engineering industry and the way we consider infrastructure have been huge as well. In many ways, COVID-19 is exactly the kind of epic disruption that ASCE’s Future World Vision project...

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...