More Articles for American Society of Civil Engineers

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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ASCE report: Failing to invest in transportation will cause job loss, shrink household incomes

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 27, 2011

The nation’s deteriorating surface transportation infrastructure will cost the American economy more than 870,000 jobs, and suppress the growth of the country’s Gross Domestic Product by $3.1 trillion by 2020, according to a new report released today by the American ...

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