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Updated ASCE 7-22 Standard Now Available

December 2, 2021 - in Buildings, News

Today marks the release of the newly updated ASCE/SEI 7-22 Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures. Updated and released every six years, ASCE 7 is the Society’s most widely used professional standard and a critical…

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…

NOAA, University of Maryland, ASCE to Advance Climate-Smart Construction

November 5, 2021 - in News

RESTON, Va. — The NOAA Climate Program Office has forged a partnership with the University of Maryland (UMD) Center for Technology and Systems Management…

New ASCE Manual of Practice 145 Provides Guidance on Liner Design for Gravity Pipes

September 23, 2021 - in News, Water

Reston, Va. – ASCE’s new book, Design of Close-Fit Liners for the Rehabilitation of Gravity Pipes, MOP 145, provides a comprehensive source of information on the design of flexible, close-fit linings for the renewal or rehabilitation of pipes designed…

New ASCE Press Book Aids Stakeholders on Excavation Projects

September 23, 2021 - in Land Development, News, Site preparation

Reston, Va. –Every day in the United States construction projects involve thousands of excavations. The new ASCE Press book, Underground Utilities for Construction Practitioners and Homeowners offers guidance for stakeholders to reduce damage to underground…

AISC, ASCE Team Up for Student Steel Bridge Competition, Starting in 2021-2022

August 10, 2021 - in Awards, News

CHICAGO - The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) today announced a renewed partnership for the Student Steel Bridge Competition, starting with the 2021-2022 school year. The annual Student Steel…

New ASCE Geotechnical Publication Examines Two Recent Dam Failures

July 29, 2021 - in News, Water

Reston, Va. – Following heavy rains in May 2020, the Edenville Dam, and subsequently the Sanford Dam in Midland, Michigan, failed massively. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) newest publication, Edenville and Sanford Dam Failures: Field Reconnaissance…

New ASCE Publication Examines Concentrate Management and Disposal in Desalination

July 15, 2021 - in News

Reston, Va. – Water scarcity is an ever-expanding global problem. Improved desalination techniques are one way to address this scarcity by harnessing brackish water as an alternate resource, especially for inland communities. The American Society of Civil…

Guidance on Building for Physical Security Provided in New ASCE Manual of Practice 142

June 23, 2021 - in Buildings

Reston, Va. – Evolving threats from bombings, civil disturbances, biological attacks, and other malevolent events have raised the importance of physical security at buildings of all types, from traditional municipal buildings to “soft” targets like cultural…

New ASCE Manual of Practice 144 Provides a Framework to Plan and Design for Hazards

Reston, Va. – Natural disasters such as earthquakes, droughts, floods, and storms, affect a large portion of the world’s population. Infrastructure resilience and sustainability are critical system characteristics to prepare and endure as a society. ASCE’s…