Panorama: IFAI Advanced Textile Conference Testing Program and ASCE Infrastructure Report Card

June 1st, 2017

IFAI’s Advanced Textiles Conference: Testing Program 2017 At the 2017 Advanced Textiles Conference (ATC), four educational tracks—military, medical, smart fabrics, and testing—will give attendees the latest news on the processes, products, and profit potential in working with high-tech fabrics and fabrication techniques. ATC, part of IFAI Expo 2017, will be held in New Orleans, La., […]

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In the classroom: Part 1: Learning about civil engineering technology

June 1st, 2017

Introduction This article is the first of a four-part series in Geosynthetics magazine on how an engineering student or practicing engineer is able to learn about geosynthetic materials. These articles are based on a panel discussion session on March 13, 2017, at the Geotechnical Frontiers conference in Orlando, Fla. Part 1 addresses the topic of […]

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Academy Award-winning actor, Jeff Bridges, will narrate ‘Dream Big’ film

January 26th, 2017

Here is the latest from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Jeff Bridges has been announced as the narrator for the big-screen film, “Dream Big: Engineering Our World.” This film—an effort spearheaded by ASCE—will give a voice to engineering professionals all over the world, telling their stories and sharing their accomplishments. And now we […]

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Registration open for GeoChicago 2016

April 25th, 2016

Registration for GeoChicago 2016 opened last Friday, April 22, for the conference, "Sustainability, Energy, and the Geoenvironment," August 14–18 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in downtown Chicago. This conference is organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) Geo-Institute. It promises to explore the expanding geotechnical disciplines developing in response to global concern about […]

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Jerry DiMaggio receives ASCE’s OPAL Award

January 18th, 2016

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issued a press release Jan. 14 naming Jerry A. DiMaggio as one of its 2016 Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) leadership award winners. Currently a principal engineer at Applied Research Associates Inc., DiMaggio, P.E., D.GE, is being honored for his work in government. A Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) […]

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Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 call for abstracts is now open

December 16th, 2015

This call for abstracts is issued to create a comprehensive, diverse, and exciting technical paper program at the Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 conference and trade show March 12–15, 2017, in Orlando. The deadline for submitting 200- to 300-word abstracts is March 8, 2016. Please examine the current list of proposed sessions and general topics. All submissions […]

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ASCE’s Geo-Institute names Brad Keelor new staff director

December 1st, 2015

The Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers announced in its November 2015 issue of the G-I E-Update the appointment of Brad Keelor as its new staff director. Keelor comes to ASCE from the British Embassy, where he was a senior science and innovation policy advisor from 2008–2015. His role there was to facilitate […]

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