Water and Wastewater Utility Engineering

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October 15, 2020

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5 Lessons Learned From the COVID-19 Community Calls Series

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April 2020 is not a month anyone will forget anytime soon, as the coronavirus pandemic emptied city streets and shuttered many businesses. The ASCE Plot Points podcast’s COVID-19 Community Calls series featured 33 phone calls…Read More >>

October 14, 2020

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Don’t Fear the Next Big Energy Transition

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Michael E. Webber’s 2019 book, “Power Trip: The Story of Energy,” considers world history as the history of energy. All of which is very interesting. And what’s perhaps even more interesting is the way that…Read More >>

September 29, 2020

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Advice for Younger Engineers during an Uncertain Economy

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OLDER, EXPERIENCED engineers have likely been through at least one economic downturn before the one currently being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the most recent significant recession having taken place just a little more…Read More >>

September 1, 2020

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5 Tips for Building an A-Team

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“A team is only as strong as its weakest link.” It’s a statement we’ve all heard before. But it’s something that rings true, especially in the civil engineering industry. Individuals have their own set of…Read More >>

August 26, 2020

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Securing Our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

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Cybercrime is a growing global threat. More companies are falling victim to hackers in large-scale data breaches. The news frequently reports new phishing scams targeting the public. But cyberattacks aren’t limited to commercial schemes. In…Read More >>

August 24, 2020

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Do Leadership and Social Skills Come Naturally to Civil Engineers?

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What if people with certain traits and behavior styles were naturally attracted to certain jobs or professions? Although we cannot generalize across the entire population, we can determine where someone’s strengths lie and where they don’t. After all, very few people are “naturals” with every behavior pattern….Read More >>