Topic: Perspectives

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December 2020 letters

Readers comment on Civil Engineering's anniversary and engineers who start their own businesses.

Amid turbulent times, what is the social glue that still binds us?

Empathy is the ability to connect emotionally with others showing you understand their feelings, concerns, and the problems they are facing. In effect it is social glue.

Ideation in design thinking: a case study

The problem your client asks you to address may not be precisely what they initially state. How could design thinking help you?

Civil Engineering is 90!

On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, Civil Engineering magazine presents letters from ASCE presidents and covers from each decade.

Engage with empathy and jump on opportunities

Garit Poire, A.M.ASCE, rose to a business development role early in his career thanks to his ability to build good relationships and see things from others’ points of view.

Introducing the Civil Engineering Source

Civil Engineering’s new digital magazine and exclusive web-only news articles are part of ASCE’s Civil Engineering Source, a comprehensive news and information website and newsletter designed for you.

A final note

In his final President's Note, Kancheepuram N. Gunalan, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, expresses gratitude.

September 2020 letters

Readers write about the role of civil engineers in public health and the complexity of the earth's systems.

October 2020 letters

Member viewpoints on magazine articles.

20 minutes into the future?

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