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Posts Tagged ‘ASCE’

Aging Dams and Clogged Rivers: An Infrastructure Plan for America’s Waterways

Friday, October 21st, 2016
FIGURE 1 Number of dams per age range, by 2020

Functional or not, the dams that dot the country cannot simply be ignored or forgotten. Indeed, these dams pose a significant safety problem: ASCE classifies nearly 4,000 dams as “deficient.” Furthermore, these structures continue to block an estimated 600,000 miles of rivers in the United States. A new analysis by the Center for American Progress for this report demonstrates that dams and reservoirs have modified the flow of 71 percent of Western rivers by length and that Western rivers are 66 percent more fragmented than they would be in their natural state.

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2016 Report Card for Tennessee’s Infrastructure

Monday, October 10th, 2016
2016 Report Card for Tennessee

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (ASCE) TENNESSEE CHAPTER Executive Summary Tennessee, the “Volunteer State,” the “Country Music Capital of the World,” boasts the official slogan, “Tennessee – America at Its Best.” Already, Tennessee has been named “Best place to move to.” What would it take for Tennessee to be known as the “Home of America’s […]

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2016 Report Card for Florida’s Infrastructure

Monday, July 25th, 2016
Florida state classifications of sandy shorelines

Florida’s economy relies heavily on its beaches, the state’s “invisible” coastal infrastructure that protects Florida’s communities. Most of the public view beaches as places where they can participate in outdoor recreational activities. Florida beaches represent its leading tourist destination with about 810 million “day visits” to its beaches annually. This number more than double the number of “day visits” made annually to all U.S. National Parks combined.

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ASCE: Our Nation’s Infrastructure Bill is Overdue and It’s Costing You

Thursday, July 7th, 2016
ASCE: Our Nation’s Infrastructure Bill is Overdue and It’s Costing You

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ “Failure to Act: Closing the Infrastructure Investment Gap for America’s Economic Future” economic study finds that our nation’s inadequate infrastructure is costing your family $3,400 a year. Watch the video to learn more about how underinvesting in infrastructure comes at a high cost.

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Why Is America’s Water Infrastructure Failing?

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
Why Is America’s Water Infrastructure Failing?

Lead contamination in the drinking water of a Michigan city helped expose serious problems with America’s water infrastructure. So how bad is the country’s water crisis?

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Failure to Act: Closing the Infrastructure Investment Gap for America’s Economic Future

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
 Losses to the National Economy Due to Infrastructure Investment Gaps

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (ASCE)
From 2016 to 2025, each household will lose $3,400 each year in disposable income due to infrastructure deficiencies; and if not addressed, the loss will grow to an average of $5,100 annually from 2026 to 2040, resulting in cumulative losses up to almost $34,000 per household from 2016 to 2025 and almost $111,000 from 2016 to 2040 (all dollars in 2015 value).

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ASCE: Design Big, Build Big, Dream Big

Monday, April 11th, 2016
ASCE: Design Big, Build Big, Dream Big

As a student of civil engineering, Peter Akinosho, S.M.ASCE, dreams of laying the foundations for the societies of tomorrow. Civil engineers build what people need: railways to transport goods, roads to guide them to their destinations, and pipes to carry water to their crops and to their homes. Join Peter in his call to design […]

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2016 ASCE OCEA Finalist: Lake Mead Intake Shafts

Friday, April 1st, 2016
2016 ASCE OCEA Finalist: Lake Mead Intake Shafts

The world’s deepest subaqueous tunnel safeguards the current capacity of the Southern Nevada Water Authority against extremely low lake water levels. Learn about the Lake Mead Intake No. 3 Shafts and Tunnel Project, a 2016 ASCE Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement.

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What’s Happening Now at ASCE

Thursday, March 24th, 2016
What’s Happening Now at ASCE

Here’s a recap of what’s happening now at ASCE. From a summit on sustainability, to the New Faces of Civil Engineering, to career advice from an expert and more. Watch and learn the latest Society news.

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American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): 2016 Sustainability Summit Overview

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
American Society of Civil Engineers (ACEC): 2016 Sustainability Summit Overview

In January 2016, ASCE convened a Sustainability Summit of industry leaders to discuss new approaches to transform civil engineering to be more responsive to society’s needs for sustainable infrastructure.

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