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In the Impending Cyberwar, Engineers Must Be on the Front Lines

Brad Allenby, Ph.D., Aff.M.ASCE, is the president’s professor of civil, environmental and sustainable engineering, and of law; Lincoln professor of technology and ethics; senior sustainability scientist; and co-chair of the Weaponized Narrative Initiative of the Center for the Future of War at Arizona State University. He entered academia after a 20-year career as senior environmental counsel, research vice president for technology and environment, and...

ASCE Plot Points Season 2 Episode 5: Kick, Push, Coast

One of the most important and divisive transportation trends of 2019, dockless scooters have taken U.S. cities by storm. Kristin Musulin, senior editor for Smart Cities Dive, breaks down the positives, problems and possibilities (1:04). In today's Origin Story, we hear from Greg Kuklinski about how his love for civil engineering goes all the way back to his days in the crib (10:34). And in a particularly...

Future World Vision Floating City Excites With Possibilities at ASCE 2019 Convention

What if? Why not? Four short words; one entirely new mindset. It’s the essence of ASCE’s Future World Vision project, simultaneously open to and questioning of the civil engineering possibilities that will shape the way infrastructure works and society lives decades into the future. “We’ve got to have more people thinking this way,” said Lenor Bromberg, P.E., F.ASCE, deputy director of community development for the City of...

Experience the Future at the ASCE 2019 Convention

The world is rapidly changing. There are exciting new opportunities and difficult challenges ahead for civil engineers: alternative energy, autonomous vehicles, climate change, smart cities, high-tech construction and advanced materials, and policy and funding are just a few. To educate our members and spark dialogue on the latest and future practices in the civil engineering field, ASCE’s Future World Vision will be highlighted at the...

Industry Leaders Forum Explores Climate-Resilient Design Solutions

For civil engineers climate change is more than a social obligation, it's a matter of business. As Terry Neimeyer, CEO of KCI Technologies, said at the 2018 ASCE Industry Leaders Forum, "In my own company, we're being asked by our clients to design projects and facilities that are resilient and sustainable – and to account for future climate change." Neimeyer hosted the ILF panel discussion, "From Disasters to...

Transforming the Future of Smart Infrastructure

When London Bridge Train Station opened in 1836, its engineers surely couldn’t have envisioned that 182 years later the railway terminus not only would still be in operation but that it would be pointing the way toward the future of smart infrastructure and construction. But here we are. The station’s five-year improvement plan is a model of cutting-edge smart infrastructure. Kenichi Soga, Ph.D., M.ASCE, a Chancellor’s Professor...