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  • career roadmap

    Updated Engineering Grades Outline Your Career Roadmap

    • Oct 18, 2022
    • Ben Walpole

    Imagine if you had a document that detailed skill for skill what a civil engineer needed to master through each phase of their career. Well, dream no longer. This holy grail is real.

  • women in engineering

    Other People Aren’t Always Right

    • Jul 21, 2022
    • Erleen Hatfield, P.E., M.ASCE

    I wish I’d known that other people don’t (always) know better than I do.

  • business meeting

    Moving up in Your Career Takes Confidence

    • Jul 19, 2022
    • Margaret M. Mitchell

    Annahid (Anna) Dastgheib-Beheshti is the recipient of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers 2021 President’s Award, and this year she was named as one of ASCE’s New Faces of Civil Engineering-Professional.

  • urban search and rescue

    What it Takes to Serve on Urban Search and Rescue Teams

    • Jun 30, 2022
    • Tom Caldwell, P.E., M.ASCE, Army Reserve Maj. Mike Riccitiello, P.E., PMP

    EMA’s urban search and rescue teams, which often include specialized civil engineers, are often the first responders to disasters in the built environment.

  • three design engineers

    The Benefits of Working for a Medium-Sized Engineering Firm

    • Jun 15, 2022
    • Ben Walpole

    You can work for a giant firm. You can work for a smaller firm. But what about those medium-sized firms?

  • female civil engineer

    Overcoming the Hurdles to Gender Parity in Engineering Will Take Concerted Efforts

    • May 2, 2022
    • Jenny Jones

    Each year for the past two decades, the Society of Women Engineers has examined social science research to understand this underrepresentation of women in engineering.

  • lifelong learning

    Embracing a Lifelong-Learning Mindset

    • Apr 26, 2022
    • Ben Walpole

    Tanesa Kassa is a structural detail designer for the Arkansas Department of Transportation. That wasn't exactly where her career started, though.

  • transition planning

    Career Transition: Three Stories

    • Apr 12, 2022
    • Ben Walpole

    A project engineer, civil analyst and civil engineering student share their experiences of making transitions in their careers.

  • civil engineer looking over city

    Best Places for Civil Engineers 2022

    • Mar 21, 2022
    • Laurie A. Shuster

    Los Angeles, Denver, and Houston still dominate the top 10 places to practice civil engineering. But two newcomers — Phoenix and Detroit — also made the list this year.

  • career fair

    How Do I Make the Most of a Career Fair?

    • Mar 21, 2022
    • Heidi Wallace

    This question is a common one among those who are in college and seeking summer internships or full-time positions after graduation.

  • city skyline

    Track Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Funding Opportunities at New ASCE Resource Center

    • Feb 24, 2022
    • Ben Walpole

    The resource center breaks down the law into nine categories, with summaries of the specific investments flagged in the legislation for each.

  • industrial blueprint

    The New Infrastructure Law Could Reshape the Built Environment

    • Feb 1, 2022
    • Ben Walpole

    What skills will civil engineers need to take advantage?

  • manager giving performance review

    Ask Anthony: 3 Questions Every Civil Engineer Should ask at their Next Performance Review

    • Jan 12, 2022
    • Anthony Fasano

    It's a huge opportunity for professionals to ask important questions related to their career growth and development.

  • man and women working at construction site

    Podcast: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Reshapes Civil Engineering Possibilities

    • Dec 14, 2021
    • Ben Walpole

    Kristina Swallow, P.E., Pres.18.ASCE is excited about the opportunities ahead.

  • level detail

    How Will the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Change the Civil Engineering Industry?

    • Dec 8, 2021

    Now the conversation isn’t filled with “ifs” and “whens” but instead questions of “how?” and “what?”

  • welder, cranes and construction site

    America Has an Infrastructure Bill. What Happens Next?

    • Dec 8, 2021
    • Adie Tomer, Caroline George, Joseph W. Kane, Andrew Bourne

    America will begin a building spree larger than what happened during the New Deal.

  • smiling engineer taking notes in control room

    Report: The Hidden Cost of Onboarding Graduate Talent

    • Nov 30, 2021
    • John Carson

    A survey of 500 business leaders and 1,000 young workers uncovered the true cost of recruiting and onboarding graduate talent.

  • building constructions and engineering concept

    Infrastructure Bill: ASCE’s ‘Seat at the Table’ Moves to the White House

    • Nov 15, 2021
    • Ben Walpole

    ASCE’s advocacy efforts have given civil engineers a proverbial seat at the table for years as elected leaders and policymakers at all levels of government craft infrastructure legislation. Monday, that seat at the table was at the White House.

  • aerial view of massive highway intersection

    $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Moves Forward

    • Nov 15, 2021
    • Ben Walpole

    The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act next goes to President Biden for his signature.

  • salaries

    Civil Engineering Salaries Remain Consistent Amid Year of Inconsistency

    • Oct 19, 2021

    In a year marked with uncertainty, civil engineering salaries continue to trend up.