ASCE president issues statement on American Jobs Plan proposal

April 1st, 2021

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) applauds President Joseph R. Biden’s American Jobs Plan, a truly historic proposal for modernizing and improving the nation’s infrastructure, said Jean-Louis Briaud, Ph.D., P.E., president, ASCE. The society urges Congress and the Biden Administration to now work together to develop a comprehensive, bipartisan infrastructure bill that will set […]

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ASCE recognizes outstanding projects and leaders, and outstanding civil engineering achievements

February 4th, 2021

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced its 2021 recipients of the society’s Outstanding Projects and Leadership (OPAL) awards, which recognize lifetime achievement in each of five categories: construction, design, education, government and management. These individuals have furthered the civil engineering profession and improved local communities by contributing to thriving local economies and superb […]

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ASCE names Lehman, Moore official nominees for 2022 president-elect

January 26th, 2021

The official nominees for American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2022 president-elect, as selected by the society’s Board of Direction Nominating Committee, are Maria Lehman, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE, and Peter M. Moore, P.E., ENV SP, LEED AP, F.ASCE. The ASCE election opens May 1 with online ballots accepted through June 1. The election winner […]

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ASCE names Fertal as chief operating officer and announces one-stop shop for civil engineering news, information

December 10th, 2020

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced that Martin (Marty) J. Fertal, P.E., will join the society as chief operating officer, effective Jan. 4, 2021. In this position, Fertal will be responsible for coordinating the annual operations plan and budget and providing a strong day-to-day leadership presence. “I look forward to adding Marty’s leadership […]

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Geosynthetics are at the ready

August 1st, 2019

Geosynthetics play a varied and important role in infrastructure, from liners and covers for reservoirs to landfill covers. They can be found in highway construction and in coal ash impoundments. They are part of the basic framework of public and private construction, supporting modern expectations for transportation, sanitation and reliable energy. The American Society of […]

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Barry R. Christopher honored with 2018 Koerner award and lecture series

September 11th, 2018

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), led by a Koerner awardee selection task force, selected Barry R. Christopher, Ph.D., P.E., as the recipient of the 2018 Dr. Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. The award and lecture series is named for Dr. Robert M. Koerner, Ph.D., the founder and director emeritus of the Geosynthetic Institute […]

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Fabricated Geomembrane Institute highlights accomplishments and current activities

June 27th, 2018

It has been more than a year since the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) inducted new officers and a new board of directors, which occurred in March 2017 at the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geotechnical Frontiers Conference in Orlando, Fla. Officers and directors currently serving include Patrick Elliott, […]

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Geosynthetics need to be part of the infrastructure package

June 1st, 2018

In its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave U.S. infrastructure a grade of D+. Not good. The sector report card on American roads faired even worse, earning a D, while TRIP, a national transportation research group based in Washington, D.C., says 32% of major urban American roads had pavement […]

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ASCE accepting nominations for OPAL awards for civil engineers

April 18th, 2018

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced it is now accepting nominations for the society’s Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) awards. The OPAL awards honor exceptional civil engineering leaders whose lifetime accomplishments have contributed innovation and excellence in one of the five following categories: Construction: Candidates in this category are senior-level professionals whose primary […]

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Commentary on attribution and referencing in technical papers

April 1st, 2018

In presenting written technical information in academic papers and presentations, including in geosynthetic papers, as well as conference proceedings and presentations, it is established practice for the author to attribute references, data, charts, tables, graphs, photographs, illustrations and concepts back to the initial originator/developer, who under law is the copyright holder to the work simply […]

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