Congress moves forward with reauthorization of the Water Resources Development Act

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Lawmakers from both the House and the Senate introduced bipartisan bills to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which should be passed every two years. The legislation provides for improvements to the nation’s ports, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water infrastructure administered by the Army Corps of Engineers. The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure each approved their chamber’s version of the WRDA reauthorization on May 22 and May 23, respectively.

SME Publishes "History of Tunneling in the United States" #mining #engineering

The cover of SME's new book "History of Tunneling in the United States"
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc. (SME) published the new book "History of Tunneling in the United States." The last 200 years of tunneling are explored by industry experts and are illustrated with museum-worthy historical photographs and drawings. It's hard to imagine what life would be like in major U.S.

Choosing a Concentration While Pursuing a Civil Engineering Degree - Advice from the Ask Anthony Column

As with most STEM majors, students are faced with the quandary of which concentration they should choose. In the latest installment of the "Ask Anthony" series form the American Society of Civil Engineers, Anthony Fasano P.E. gives students advice on questions he receives most. Specifically, he looks at how choosing a specialization both at the bachelor's- and master's-level may affect their careers. 

Geo-Risk 2017: Geotechnical Risk from Theory to Practice

This section of E. Grace Street, Richmond, VA, collapsed during tropical storm Gaston. Gaston dropped twelve inches of rain in the area.
The Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers announced the next Geo-Risk conference will be held in Denver, Colorado in June. The theme of Geo-Risk 2017 is “Geotechnical Risk from Theory to Practice” and will feature the latest research advances and engineering-practice innovations with a focus on the use of probabilistic and ri

Farzad Naeim to be Awarded the 2017 Bruce A. Bolt Medal

Photo of 2017 Bruce Bolt Medal Winner Farzad Naeim
Farzad Naeim (M. EERI, 1983), President of Farzad Naeim, Inc. and Adjunct Professor of Engineering at University of California, Irvine, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Bruce A. Bolt Medal. He is recognized for more than three decades of contributions to earthquake engineering, technology and public policy through projects like his ongoing work with the City of Los Angeles to develop regulations for the design and construction of very tall buildings. He also demonstrates extraordinary leadership transferring knowledge into practice to improve seismic safety. 

Win a Free Trip to see the Premier of "Dream Big: #Engineering Our World" in Washington DC

The Dream Big Movie Poster
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the parent organization of the Geo-Institute, is hosting a contest to bring one lucky fan to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum for the premier of their new IMAX film, "Dream Big: Engineering our World." ASCE, with Bechtel, co


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