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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 quizzes and tests, and preparing for finals. Also, like most kids, they would rather be spending their…

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…

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…

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…

Detroit Airport’s Runway Remodeling Earns Envision Silver

September 28, 2016 - in Lifecycle

­ The Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s Runway and Associated Taxiways Reconstruction project received the Envision rating system’s Silver Award from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. This airport is the 19th project to receive an Envision award…

Civil Engineers Applaud Senate for Passing Water Resources Bill

September 20, 2016 - in Water

The following is a statement by Mark W. Woodson, P.E., L.S., D,WRE, F.ASCE, president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on the Senate's passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA; S.2848) in a 95-3 vote on Thursday, September…