More Articles for American Society of Civil Engineers

Policy forum in Denver focuses on infrastructure investment

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 24, 2013

Policy forum in Denver focuses on infrastructure investment

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell met with leaders from local governments and in engineering and business at a policy forum in Denver, Colorado, to discuss local and national challenges associated with transportation infrastructure investment. Building America’s Future (BAF), the Denver Metro ...

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Industry professionals need to advocate infrastructure improvements, says APWA Congress speaker Larry Frevert

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 26, 2013

Industry professionals need to advocate infrastructure improvements, says APWA Congress speaker Larry Frevert

Earlier this year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave America a D+ on its Report Card on American Infrastructure. The report outlined that funding is currently $1.6 trillion below what is needed to repair and maintain the nation’s failing ...

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Despite stimulus, U.S. transportation system continues to deteriorate

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 30, 2013

Despite stimulus, U.S. transportation system continues to deteriorate

Despite an “influx of stimulus money” dedicated to improving the transportation system in the U.S., more of the nation’s bridges and roads were in poor condition in 2011 than in 2008, according to a report from the USA Today. It’s no ...

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Guest Blog: A new deal

Contributed - Jul 29, 2013

Guest Blog: A new deal

With the housing market showing signs of new life and public infrastructure spending high on the agenda, it’s possible to believe that the long, nuclear winter of recession in road-building may just be drawing to an end. In May, monthly home ...

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ASCE breaks down American infrastructure, rates it “poor”

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 17, 2013

ASCE breaks down American infrastructure, rates it “poor”

Earlier this year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave American infrastructure a D+ on its 2013 Report Card. According to ASCE’s grading system, a D+ means the infrastructure is “poor.” ASCE evaluates infrastructure by categories, basing grades on capacity, ...

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Are We Choosing Failure Over Success?

Better Roads Staff - Apr 03, 2013

Are We Choosing Failure Over Success?

Early in my career, I worked for a special interest consumer magazine that was getting beaten badly by the competition. In a series of meetings about how to save our magazine and our jobs, we identified the reasons we were ...

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U.S. infrastructure headed toward $1.6 trillion deficit in 2020, ASCE says

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 26, 2013

U.S. infrastructure headed toward $1.6 trillion deficit in 2020, ASCE says

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) warns that United States infrastructure will fall $1.6 trillion short of what’s needed to maintain existing facilities through 2020, according to a Bloomberg report. “We’re investing in infrastructure, we’re just not investing enough,” Greg ...

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Roadway Environmental Ratings: What’s Best for Your Agency?

Better Roads Staff - Nov 12, 2012

Roadway Environmental Ratings:  What’s Best for Your Agency?

There's a choice of programs to use in rating sustainable roads   By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor   The never-ending quest to define which pavements and highways can be considered “environmentally sustainable” has gotten a lot harder, just as it’s gotten easier. It’s gotten easier because ...

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Superthin Concrete Overlays

Better Roads Staff - Oct 09, 2012

Superthin Concrete Overlays

Spurred forward by some brave new thinking, the concrete pavement industry is working toward thinner concrete overlays these days – down to 3 inches, even 2 inches. Some Iowa counties have paved a lot of miles of 4-inch overlays that have ...

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ASCE award Hoover Dam Bypass Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 27, 2012

The Hoover Dam Bypass/Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge project was awarded the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) award by the American Society of Civil Engineers on March 22 at its OPAL Gala in Washington, D.C. (To see a detailed feature ...

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Financial District

Better Roads Staff - Sep 07, 2011

Three for the Road The Bloomberg-Rendell-Schwarzenegger funding and fixing plan By John Latta This month, there may be a real reauthorization debate. Finally. Maybe. Whether it results in anything solid is something of a long shot. Somewhere in almost all of the various plans ...

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Tire International Appoints Asphalt Rubber Technology Expert Dr. Serji N. Amirkhanian to board of directors

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 08, 2011

Tire International, a tire recycler and maker of rubber products, has appointed Dr. Serji N. Amirkhanian to the company's board of directors. Dr. Amirkhanian is a recognized international authority on the use of recycled and by-products in construction materials and ...

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