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Fireworks: shining a spotlight on great infrastructure. Happy Independence Day from ASCE!
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What challenges will civil engineers confront in adapting infrastructure and practices in the face of climate change? Download the full findings in a free e-book from ASCE's Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate: http://ow.ly/P0Qq9 
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Washington is on a mission to create one of the world’s most wildlife-friendly highways. The state's first animal overpass will be a 150-foot-long structure that provides safe passage for a wide range of species.
The state will break ground Tuesday on Washington’s first wildlife overpass to provide safe passage for bear, elk, foxes and other animals over Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass.
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This year, 48 teams of engineering students participated in the ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition. The University of Florida took home 1st place: the lightness and efficiency of the team's bridge helped it beat out the competition.
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Skyscrapers planned for NYC in recent years have "gracefully clocked in at just under 1,776 feet in deference to the World Trade Center." But the Nordstrom Tower may be bucking the trend, with a newly announced boost to the building's parapet that will push its spire 20 feet higher. What's your take on "vanity height?"
To most of us, the spires that top tall building are an afterthought—a necessary extra, by no means interesting. But if you look closer, those spires are where all the drama has gone down, from the 1920s to this very week.
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It's Infrastructure Week, a time to highlight how rebuilding American infrastructure can revitalize the country's economic competitiveness. See how ASCE is participating around the country: http://ow.ly/MNzEL. Be sure to join in on social media to add your voice to the conversation: http://ow.ly/MNA57.
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This self-healing concrete is "designed to decrease the amount of new concrete produced and lower maintenance and repair costs for city officials, building owners and homeowners." Read about the invention.
The green technology embeds self-activating bacteria into concrete to make it self-healing, but will it win over a risk-averse construction industry?
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How can engineers bolster the earth beneath roads and bridges and slow down the settling of roadways and bridges? Using giant, lightweight geofoam blocks may be one approach, according to researchers.
A research team at The University of Texas at Arlington is using giant lightweight geofoam blocks to bolster the earth beneath roads and bridges and slow down the settling of roadways and bridges.
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How reinforcing bars can be designed in accordance with the development and splice requirements of ACI 318-11.
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Spanning 2 cliffs in China's Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, this glass-bottomed bridge will "stretch 430 meters (1,410 feet) long, hovering over a 300-meter (984-foot) vertical drop." Could you stomach walking across?
Zhangjiajie, a scenic national park in the country's Hunan province, is set to open the world's longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge in July.
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"Engineering teaches that you can think your way through any problem when it is broken down into manageable parts. But today’s broader societal problems can’t be broken down in the same manner. Our problems are intractable." -- Professional engineer Bob Breeze in a letter to his son, a young engineer.
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Structure meets sound: the new performance hall for Poland's Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra is designed to prioritize acoustics and sight lines simultaneously. Take a look: http://ow.ly/MCorh. 
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ASCE's mission is to provide essential value to our members and partners, advance civil engineering, and serve the public good.
 
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 140,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE is dedicated to the advancement of the individual civil engineer and the advancement of the science and profession of civil engineering through education.

ASCE is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and maintains an office in Washington, DC.
 
ASCE's mission is to provide essential value to our members and partners, advance civil engineering, and serve the public good.
 
ASCE's Vision - Civil engineers are global leaders building a better quality of life.