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ASCE Analyzes Post-Infrastructure Funding Data

A new report from the American Society of Civil Engineers has found that continued federal infrastructure investments will save jobs and grow the economy over the next decade.


Missouri S&T Wins Sixth ASCE Bridge Competition

Last month, Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Steel Bridge Design Team reportedly took first place at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Mid-America Student Symposi...


ASCE Adds New Infrastructure Tagline

Last week, the American Society of Civil Engineers announced at the ASCE 2023 Convention in Chicago that it would be adding a new tagline to its official branding, highlighting the society’s...


White House Warns of Shutdown Impacts

White House officials and industry association leaders are reportedly warning the country that U.S. infrastructure projects will be held up if the government is not funded by Sunday, Oct. 1.


Business Study Ranks States’ Infrastructure

CNBC has recently released their annual study scores for America’s Top States for Business, evaluating state infrastructure based on ten categories of competitiveness and ranking the best an...


CA Team Wins Concrete Canoe Competition

A team from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo has reportedly scored the school’s seventh victory in the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Civil Engineering Student ...


UF Makes Steel Bridge Competition History

A team of students from the University of Florida recently earned first place in the 2023 Student Steel Bridge Competition National Finals, marking their third straight win.


Collapse-Resistant Building Standard Released

The American Society of Civil Engineers recently released the first national building standard of its kind, providing guidance to mitigate disproportionate collapses in buildings.


Largest US Building Earthquake Testing Underway

The University of Buffalo is reportedly preparing for what is being called the largest-ever United States earthquake test of a brick and mortar building, with hopes of making structures more...


ASCE Partners for Infrastructure Law Project Map

Last week, the American Society of Civil Engineers released a new virtual map that features projects getting underway thanks to funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law.


Ford Plant Transformed for Bio Research

Renovations to an eight-story, former Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant in Pittsburgh were recently completed, marking the opening of the city’s newest biomedical research hub.


University of Florida Wins Steel Bridge Competition

The University of Florida recently won first place at the American Institute of Steel Construction’s Student Steel Bridge Competition with their design for a hypothetical wildlife crossing i...


CA University Wins ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition

The California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo concrete canoe team took first place overall in the American Society of Civil Engineers' Society-Wide Concrete Canoe Competition ...


MegaRust 2022 Wraps in San Diego

MegaRust 2022, the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Naval corrosion conference, came to a close on Friday after three days of corrosion control-related proceedings at the Marriott...


University’s Concrete Canoe Wins Competition

Last month, civil engineering students from Montana State University won first place in the American Society of Civil Engineer’s 2022 Rocky Mountain Regional Student Symposium Concrete Canoe...


ASCE Releases Post-Earthquake Fire Framework

The American Society of Civil Engineers has recently released a new evaluation framework regarding earthquake damage and potential fire ignitions.


Congress Urged to Release Infrastructure Funds

Several organizations have recently urged President Joe Biden and Congress to release federal funding, including appropriations from the bipartisan infrastructure law, in order to prevent pr...


First Tornado Safety Building Standard Released

At the beginning of the month, the American Society of Civil Engineers announced the release of its newly updated ASCE/SEI 7-22 with the goal of better protecting infrastructure from tornado...


ASCE Renews Partnership for Bridge Competition

The ASCE has recently announced its renewed partnership with the American Institute of Steel Construction for the return of its annual student steel bridge competition.


ASCE Names Concrete Canoe Champion

Two years after the American Society of Civil Engineers was slated to host its 2019 Concrete Canoe Competition, the Society has recently announced the winners of its 2021 Virtual Concrete Ca...


ASCE Releases Manual for Infrastructure

Last week, the American Society of Civil Engineers released a new manual of practice, reporting that the document will give civil engineers the tools to design, plan, and build more resilien...


ASCE to Host Virtual Concrete Canoe Competition

For its first year ever, the American Society of Civil Engineers has announced it will be hosting the 2021 Concrete Canoe Competition virtually, as part of the 2021 Virtual Concrete Canoe Co...


Engineers Give US Infrastructure a C-

While infrastructure has been a major topic in the United States in relation to rebuilding the economy because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the American Society of Civil Engineers re...


Disaster Funds Signed into Law

Marking the beginning of 2021, President Donald J. Trump signed S. 3418, the Safeguarding Tomorrow through Ongoing Risk Mitigation Act—also known as the STORM Act—into law.


Report: Puerto Rico Infrastructure Earns D-

A few weeks after Puerto Rico announced plans for a $20 billion grid overhaul, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the territory’s infrastructure, which includes dams, bridges, road...


Professional Licensing Alliance Takes Shape

The American Society of Civil Engineers recently announced that it is on the forefront of a new alliance of national associations representing technical professions and their licensing board...


Concrete Canoe Teams for National Event Announced

The Florida Institute of Technology is to host the American Society of Civil Engineers’ National Concrete Canoe Competition early next month, and schools from across the globe are showing up...


WA University Hosts Concrete Canoe Race

Saint Martin University (Lacey, Washington) launched the 2019 Pacific Northwest American Society of Civil Engineers and American Institute of Steel Construction Student Conference just yeste...


PA Infrastructure Given a Grade of C-

In a recent report presented by the Pennsylvania State Council, speaking on behalf of the the Central Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh chapters of the American Societ...


Student Engineers Launch Concrete Canoes

Traditionally, canoes have been made from materials like tree bark, reeds or canvas; more contemporary versions are often made from lightweight composites and plastics. Then, there’s the mat...


Costly US School Construction Gets 'D' Grade

The American Society of Civil Engineers released its Infrastructure Report Card earlier this month and, while much of the focus within the 16 categories it grades has been on subjects like t...


Engineers Give US Infrastructure a D+

With infrastructure investment on the docket for discussion in Washington, the American Society of Civil Engineers has released its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, and the U.S. is passing—b...


Groups Press Candidates on Infrastructure

A group of industry organizations has asked the two major-party presidential nominees to keep long-term infrastructure solutions as part of their presidential plans.


Engineers Study Bridge Failure

Members of the civil engineering faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have published a new evaluation of the events that led to a 2013 bridge collapse in Washington stat...


Students to Test Bridge Skills

Four dozen university engineering teams are on deck to compete this weekend in the 2016 National Student Steel Bridge Competition, sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction a...


ASCE: Failing Infrastructure Hurts Economy

America’s failure to invest adequately in infrastructure updates comes at a substantial cost to individuals, according to a new report issued by the American Society of Civil Engineers.


AIA: A P3 Remedy for US Infrastructure

No one wants to see another Flint water crisis, but aging water distribution systems are only part of the public infrastructure woes facing states and localities. In 2013, The American Socie...


‘Fire-Breathing’ Bridge Wins ASCE Honor

A bridge designed to be an “aesthetic centerpiece” as well as a practical river crossing was one of six project finalists recognized for outstanding achievement by the association representi...


Survey Digs into Infrastructure Spend

Are U.S. leaders taking the state of American infrastructure seriously? More than 60 percent of Americans say "no," according to a recent survey conducted by AAA.


Site Showcases Infrastructure Pioneers

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently announced the release of its Infrastructure Game Changers report.


Quick Fix, and New Warning, on Roads

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congress has slapped another short-term patch on U.S. transportation funding, continuing a pattern that has repeatedly brought road and bridge spending to the brink of deple...


ASCE Launches Free Infrastructure App

WASHINGTON, DC—America's civil engineers have a new app to inform and rally the public about the grim state of the nation's infrastructure.


Engineering Project Finalists Named

From a complex rail crossing to a research station floating on a block of ice, five projects have been selected as finalists for the American Society of Civil Engineers' most prestigious awa...


Bridge Bot Honored for Innovation

U.S. engineers are toasting an innovative robotic bridge inspection tool for its impact on the future of assessing structural health.


Electricity Jolts Corrosion Research

Researchers have made a shocking discovery about bridge corrosion: Electricity may be able to detect rusting reinforcing steel.


ASCE Elects President, Officers

The American Society of Civil Engineers has elected veteran transportation engineer Robert D. Stevens, Ph.D., P.E., AICP, F.ASCE, as its incoming president-elect.


And Now, Amber Waves of ... Concrete?

Here's food for thought: Those good-for-you grains that now stoke your morning cereal may soon also fortify your local dam, highway and bridge.


New Concrete Fillers Go with the Grain

Engineers in America’s heartland are cooking up a new recipe for the world's most common building material, using post-harvest leftovers from rice, corn and wheat.


Engineers Give U.S. Infrastructure a D+

When the good news is that your grade has improved to a D+, there isn't much good news—but that is the current state of U.S. infrastructure, the nation's civil engineers say.


Obama on Infrastructure: ‘Fix it First’

Urgent infrastructure repairs commanded top-level attention Tuesday, as President Obama called in his State of the Union address for a "Fix it First" approach to save the nation’s deteriorat...


ASCE Reports on Infrastructure Gap

Without an extra $1.57 billion per year invested in U.S. infrastructure, the country will face a rough road ahead, according to a new report on infrastructure investment.


 
 
   

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