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 Geo-Congress 2022 issues call for abstracts and special session proposals

January 13th, 2021

The Geo-Congress Program Committee is inviting abstracts and special sessions proposals for the technical program of the ASCE Geo-Institute’s Geo-Congress 2022: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering, in Charlotte, N.C., March 20–23, 2022. Submit an abstract by Feb. 12, 2021, for any of the topics posted on the conference website: https://www.geocongress.org/program/call-submissions. In […]

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New study showing broad economic harm due to inadequate infrastructure investments coming Jan. 12

January 7th, 2021

Report will detail higher costs to consumers, job losses and vulnerable industries The nation’s infrastructure is the backbone of the U.S. economy, and it is critical for economic growth, essential industries to function, and consumers’ wallets and wellbeing. Americans every day feel the effects of the underinvestment in infrastructure when a water main breaks, when […]

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ASCE, MRCTI and U.S. Chamber of Commerce to host press teleconference on infrastructure resilience Dec. 16

December 16th, 2020

Call on president-elect to champion new level of local resilience On Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at 10 a.m. Central, Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI) mayors joined by U.S. Chamber of Commerce and ASCE representatives will urge Congress to pass the bipartisan Resilience Revolving Loan Fund bill, S. 3418, STORM Act. The impact of […]

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Civil engineers to grade Utah’s infrastructure through virtual news conference Dec. 16

December 15th, 2020

The Utah Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will unveil its preliminary findings from the 2020 Report Card for Utah’s Infrastructure tomorrow, Dec. 16, 2020, through a virtual news conference. The full report will be released in early January 2021 and will be accessible on the state’s Report Card page, which currently […]

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ASCE honors Berg

December 14th, 2020

Ryan R. Berg, P.E., D.GE, of Ryan R. Berg & Associates Inc., in Woodbury, Minn., has been honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) with the 2021 Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award “for his expertise in geosynthetic-reinforced earthworks and retaining structures and for his lifelong contributions to the developments and applications of […]

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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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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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