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Board Adopts New Canon for ASCE Code of Ethics

August 10, 2017 - in News, People

The ASCE Board of Direction voted unanimously at its July meeting to adopt new language in the Society’s Code of Ethics that expresses a professional obligation to provide fair and equal treatment for all. The ASCE Code of Ethics, adopted in 1914, lays out…

Nominate Outstanding Achievers for ASCE Awards with Aug. 15 Deadlines

July 31, 2017 - in Awards, News, People

The Wallace Hayward Baker Award for ground modification, the Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award for geotechnical achievement, and the Martin…

From the Editor: Infrastructure Report Card Again Near Failing

April 19, 2017 - in Articles, Column

Like for many students across the country, my kids’ school semester ended earlier this year. They each worked hard, doing their homework, studying for…

Code Update: Guidance for Structural Fire Engineering Making Its Debut

April 12, 2017 - in Column

The International Code Council (ICC) approved—as expected—the updated structural building-design standard, written by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), for inclusion in the 2018 edition of the ICC’s…

March – April 2017 TRENDS

April 12, 2017 - in Articles, Featured, Trends

In this section, Informed Infrastructure compiles infographics from trusted sources that reveal insight on infrastructure spending. We also compile some of the top infrastructure stories that shouldn’t be missed. For ongoing news coverage, turn to Informed…

America’s Infrastructure Scores a D+

March 14, 2017 - in Featured, News

American Society of Civil Engineers released its sixth quadrennial Infrastructure Report Card, which gave the US a D+ across 16 categories, meaning the country's infrastructure is "poor" and "at risk." The country must spend $4.59 trillion by 2025 to get the…

Former Ammann & Whitney CEO Edward Cohen Leaves a Lasting Structural Engineering Legacy

February 8, 2017 - in News, People

MORRISTOWN, New Jersey — Edward Cohen, former CEO of Ammann & Whitney, passed away Saturday, January 28 at the age of 96. He was interred Monday, January 30 at New Montefiore Cemetery in West Babylon, New York.   Between 1977 and 1996, Cohen served…

Gunalan, Kemper Tabbed as 2018 ASCE President-Elect Official Nominees

January 23, 2017 - in News, People

The official nominees for 2018 ASCE president-elect, as selected by the Society’s Board of Direction Nominating Committee, are Kancheepuram (Guna) N. Gunalan, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE., F.ASCE, and Robin A. Kemper, P.E., LEED AP, F.SEI, F.ASCE. The Society’s…

ASCE Honors Five with 2017 OPAL Awards

November 8, 2016 - in News, People

­ The Society’s annual Outstanding Projects And Leaders awards are among the highest tributes a civil engineer can achieve. The OPAL goes beyond recognizing single accomplishments to honor its recipients for successful careers demonstrating leadership and…

Engineer Spotlight: The Unhappy State of U.S. Bridges and Highways

October 10, 2016 - in Articles, Column

An interesting article ran in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering in 2008: “A Tale of Two Bridges: Dangerous and Still Standing.” Robert W. Clark, P.E., authored the piece about two well-used…