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ASCE Plot Points Season 2 Episode 7: Qu-AKE

Guillermo Díaz-Fañas, C.Eng, Ing., P.E., M.ASCE, has been giving back and making a difference all his life. Today he talks about the nonprofit he helped start, Qu-AKE: Queer Advocacy and Knowledge Exchange, for LGBTQ+ professionals working in the built environment (1:16). In the Changing the World segment, Hector Colon de la Cruz discusses his work on ASCE's Infrastructure Report Card for Puerto Rico (12:50). And in Member...

Once upon a time

Alex McDowell, an award-winning production designer for dozens of Hollywood films, talks about the way he is blending storytelling and data-driven research for ASCE's Future World Vision.

The Infrastructure Win-Win Right Down the Street From You

ASCE News Future Forward highlights civil engineering projects, practices, ideas, and technologies that are future-focused and forward-looking. Given the current infrastructure crisis in the United States, where need outpaces funding by a wide margin, the so-called win-win project is critical. These are the projects that solve two problems at once, and one such win-win opportunity may be as close as your local city park. “Parks can be...

Civil Engineers Plan, Design, Construct, Operate, Maintain … and Advocate!

As civil engineers, you are uniquely qualified to lead Society’s infrastructure conversation – indeed, you know firsthand how infrastructure works. Civil engineers are at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society’s economic and social engine – the built environment. With a mission to protect the public health, safety, and welfare, civil engineers need to be at the table with lawmakers...

Oh, What a Year! – ASCE’s 2018 in Review

It was an exciting ASCE 2018. From the year’s first Multi-Region Leadership Conference in Las Vegas in January to the ASCE 2018 Convention in Denver in October, Society members bonded and worked together to help lead the civil engineering industry forward. Dream Big went from the big screen to the classroom. Kristina Swallow inspired civil engineers all over the globe as ASCE president. Here’s a look at some...

New Report Card Spotlights California Transportation Infrastructure Conditions

Wednesday, ASCE Region 9 issued part of its California Report Card early to promote its grades for surface transportation infrastructure. The D grade for roads, the C- grade for bridges, and the C- grade for transit, come just weeks before a November ballot proposition that would repeal a law that created funds for transportation system improvements through new fuel taxes and raised vehicle registration fees. Los Angeles...

ASCE 2017: The Year in Quotes

From putting civil engineering on IMAX screens around the world to sending home a report card grading America’s infrastructure, ASCE had a big year. This week, ASCE News is taking a look back at 2017, highlighting the members and moments that made the year memorable. Here is a look at the Society's year through the most quotable of quotes.   On Dream Big: Engineering Our World: "I don’t know...

A Trip Around ASCE’s 2017 in 17 Tweets

From putting civil engineering on IMAX screens around the world to sending home a report card grading America's infrastructure, ASCE had a big year. This week, ASCE News is taking a look back at 2017, highlighting the members and moments that made the year memorable. We begin with a look through the lens of social media. Here is the story of ASCE's 2017 told in 17...

5 Ways Underfunding Infrastructure Affects You

Time and money are two of the most valuable things in your life. A lack of investment in our nation’s infrastructure is costing you both. ASCE’s recently released 2017 Infrastructure Report Card graded the nation’s infrastructure with a cumulative D-plus, the same grade issued in the 2013 Report Card. The poor grades are largely attributed to a lack of infrastructure investment. The Report Card suggests that to...

ASCE Members Bring Report Card Message to Capitol Hill

The new ASCE Infrastructure Report Card got the conversation started last week. This week, ASCE members from around the country took that talk straight to Capitol Hill in Washington as participants in the Society’s annual Legislative Fly-In. “The timing of the Report Card being at the forefront of everybody’s minds definitely helps get a foot in the door, makes the conversation a little bit easier,” said...