Topic: Perspectives

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What is the best way to integrate community needs and civil rights into an infrastructure project?

The recent reconsideration of a major interstate expansion project in Texas has reignited conversation around the ways civil rights and community needs intersect with infrastructure.

First Step: New engineer pivots from Disney to NASA

Maxx Taga, EIT, A.M.ASCE, took a circuitous route to civil engineering — one that wound from movies to roller coasters and rocket ships.

What’s your favorite ASCE Historic Civil Engineering Landmark?

With more than 200 to choose from, what's your favorite ASCE historic civil engineering landmark?

Hybrid course helps new students feel connected — even from home

Freshmen-level architectural engineering course at Cal Poly fosters a sense of community for students on and off campus.

Who is responsible when a substituted product causes trouble?

A contractor decided not to use a brand-name product. The consequences were costly.

Why people skills belong in your tool bag

Technical knowledge is essential for engineers, but a people-focused approach is also key to a successful career.

How to remedy five management flaws and create resilient teams

Jennifer L. Donahue, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, shares her experiences on how engineers can create resilient teams prepared to weather any and all crises.

Continued learning and setting boundaries are keys to career growth

Kush A. Vashee, P.E., CAPM, ENV SP, LEED Green Assoc., M.ASCE, advises younger engineers to adopt a growth mindset and practice empathy.

Engineers must create a culture of zero tolerance for corruption in their workplaces

A zero tolerance policy for bribery, corruption, and fraud is still the imperative in ASCE's new code of ethics.

Civil engineers help cities weather the storms

Some of the cities in our Best Places for Civil Engineers 2021 index are also those prone to strong storms and rising sea levels. Coincidence?