Topic: Sustainability

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5 Issues Dominating the Civil Engineering Profession

As an engineer, you are always tackling new challenges. It is important for you to stay informed on issues affecting your profession, so you can be prepared with better solutions for tomorrow. Watch these videos from the Interchange series as ASCE’s senior managing director Casey Dinges interviews industry leaders on the hot topics dominating the civil engineering profession: 1. Creating sustainable communities that address the...

Renowned Coastal Engineer Orville Magoon, Active in ASCE and COPRI, Dies

Orville T. Magoon, Dist.D.CE, Dist.M.ASCE, coastal engineering expert for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the namesake of ASCE’s Orville T. Magoon Sustainable Coasts Award, has died at 87. Magoon was an early champion of sustainability, specifically pertaining to coastal engineering research, design, construction, and management. He worked for the Corps from 1952 to 1983 before retiring as chief of the Coastal Engineering Branch...

Sustainable Engineering Pioneer and Distinguished Member Dies at 87

Donald V.N. Roberts, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, who helped integrate sustainable development principles and techniques into engineering education and practice, has died at 87. Sustainable infrastructure now stands as one of ASCE’s key strategic initiatives, and Roberts was at the forefront of the movement to stress adoption of sustainability by civil engineers. He served as a member of ASCE’s Task Committee on Sustainable Development, which was instrumental...

Civil Engineers Have A Key Role to Play in Adaptation to Climate Change

What was once considered an issue of the far distant future, climate change, has been clearly stated by the Third National Climate Assessment as now meeting us in the present. People from corn producers in Iowa, to coastal planners in Florida, to city dwellers in New York City, to Native Peoples on tribal lands are experiencing extreme changes to the climate around them. Summers are longer...