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Transportation Troubleshooting: Solving a Decades-Old Problem: The Commute

November 29, 2021 - in Articles, Column

It’s no secret that commuter travel choices change traffic patterns and times. On-demand service providers such as Uber and Lyft have been very successful at adapting their service offerings and price points to travelers’ needs and preferences. In the…

Executive Corner: How Private Equity Is Quietly Transforming the A/E Industry

November 29, 2021 - in Articles, Column

Whether in nature, design, health or business, lasting and significant changes seldom occur quickly, but often steadily through time. You open your eyes…

Infrastructure Outlook: ASCE Statement on House Passage of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

November 29, 2021 - in Articles, Column

Editor’s Note: The following statement was made on Nov. 5, 2021, when the infrastructure bill was passed by Congress. ASCE issued a follow-up statement…

From the Editor: Finally! An Infrastructure Bill Passes!

November 29, 2021 - in Articles, Column

“It always seems impossible until it is done.” That’s the quote from Nelson Mandela the The New York Times chose for its article about the infrastructure bill. As I write this column, the long-awaited infrastructure bill is reality. I’ve been rerouting…

Thoughts From Engineers: Stepping Up Source-Water Protection

November 29, 2021 - in Articles, Column

If a watershed was the subject of a play, this one could fill the house. Set in southwestern Wisconsin in a watershed known as Black Earth Creek, the plot has some interesting elements: a failing landfill; a Class 1 trout stream; development pressure from…

ReEngineering the Engineer: Times Change: Don’t Be the Cranky Old Neighbor

November 29, 2021 - in Articles, Column

My wife and I moved into our current home about two years after we were married and, coincidentally, just as we found out she was pregnant with our first of two daughters. It was located at the end of a street outside Charlotte in a neighborhood of 25 homes.…

From the Editor: Be Proud To Be a Civil Engineer

September 30, 2021 - in Articles, Column

Take pride in what you have accomplished, and then let others know what civil engineers do.

Executive Corner: 2021 End of Summer Executive Outlook

September 30, 2021 - in Articles, Column

As the disruption of the COVID-19 virus continues to factor into everyday decisions, A/E leaders across the country continue to take on the challenges of running their firms.

Thoughts From Engineers: Climate Report Issues Bleak Predictions

September 30, 2021 - in Articles, Column

Engineers are problem solvers by profession, but, in many respects, we are pioneers as well—now more than ever.

Infrastructure Outlook: EPD: Green Goals with HSS

September 30, 2021 - in Articles, Column

There’s a growing push for the building industry to reduce embodied carbon and greenhouse-gas emissions to slow global-warming effects.