Amsterdam's Central Station is being redesigned to allow for wider waterways, a new metro stop, floating bike parking pontoons, and more. Check it out!

Dealing With Rising Waters, Amsterdam-Style

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Archie Alexander: first black graduate from University of Iowa's College of Engineering. Co-founder of Alexander & Repass, who were responsible for the construction of many roads and bridges in the DC area, including the Whitehurst Freeway, the Tidal Basin Bridge, and an extension to the Baltimore-Washington Parkway! [ Ow.ly Link ]. #BlackHistoryMonth
To all our members and followers: we celebrate you this Engineers Week! Thank you for designing, building, and maintaining the infrastructure that shapes us. #EWeek2017
6 civil engineers and ASCE members made Engineering News-Record's Top 25 Newsmakers list! Their accomplishments? Building the world’s first storm-mimicking test basin, contributing to ASCE 7-16’s chapter on tsunami provisions, exposing the Flint, MI, water crisis, and more.

6 ASCE Members Among ENR’s Top 25 Newsmakers | ASCE News

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See the joy of engineering on the giant-screen! Read our recap of the exciting world premiere of Dream Big Film at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution: [ Ow.ly Link ]. #DreamBigFilm #EWeek2017
Growing up in Turkey, Menzer Pehlivan always considered herself a "girly girl." At the age of 13, she witnessed the devastation caused by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake, provoking her desire to pursue civil engineering. In school, she was discouraged from following her dream because it was considered to be a "man's work." Thanks to perseverance and the support of her family, Menzer is now a...
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Marilisa Stigliano discovered her interest in engineering while studying Roman aqueducts at her school in Rotondella, Italy. Little did she realize, her father's business centered around water treatment plants and reusable energy. Now, she works in NYC as an engineer risk analyst. This #EWeek2017, Marilisa's story is a great reminder: you never know what could inspire a child to become an...
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Once every 4 years, ASCE releases the Report Card for America's Infrastructure, assessing the condition of our nation's infrastructure across 16 categories. Get ready to see the grades this March!
Muhammad Elgammal hails from a family of engineers, and has always been fascinated with how things work. It was his uncle in Egypt -- a structural engineer who designed multi-story villas -- who taught him that engineers can make the impossible possible. Read the story of this 2017 New Face of Civil Engineering: [ Goo.gl Link ]. #EWeek2017
Engineers Week is all about showing kids what a fun and creative profession engineering can be! These "engineers of tomorrow" designing bridges in Dream Big Film seem to have caught on.

#DreamBigFilm is more than just a movie. It's an entire educational outreach program complete with lesson plans, hands-on activities, museum programs, and more. Introduce a child in your life to the joy of...
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Today marks the start of Engineer's Week, a time to celebrate the dreams for society that engineers bring to life! Join us to mark the occasion by sharing with us your dreams as a civil engineer.

Looking for ways to get involved in #EWeek2017? Get ideas here: [ Ow.ly Link ].
How crews are working to reinforce Lake Oroville’s emergency spillway.

Quick-drying concrete poses concerns for Oroville spillway crews

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America relies on an aging electric grid, some of which originated in the 1880s. Ongoing permitting issues, weather events, and deferred maintenance have contributed to an increasing number of failures and power interruption. So how can we protect our nation's power grid? ASCE explores with Otto Lynch, F.SEI, F.ASCE, vice president of Power Lines Systems Inc. Watch the full episode here: [...
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Be a part of history-in-the-making! Find a theater near you to see Dream Big Film, the first and only giant-screen movie about engineering, premiering at science centers and museums worldwide beginning February 17: [ Ow.ly Link ].
ASCE is live at the world premiere of Dream Big: Engineering Our World, the only giant-screen film about the amazing work engineers do to shape our society. Streaming from the the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.! #DreamBigFilm
ASCE is live at the world premiere of Dream Big: Engineering Our World, the only giant-screen about the amazing work engineers do to shape our society. Streaming from the the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.!
Tune in to go behind-the-scenes at the world premiere of Dream Big Film, tonight at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution!
Follow extraordinary engineers who have dedicated their lives to keeping society safe and solving tomorrow's challenges in Dream Big Film, premiering in science centers and museums this week: [ Dreambigfilm.com Link ]
On Valentine's, the day of love, an ode to the Mackinac Bridge:
"Generations dreamed the crossing
Doubters shook their heads in scorn
Brave men vowed that they would build it
From their faith a bridge was born

There it spans the miles of water
Speeding millions on their way
Bridge of vision, hope and courage
Portal to a brighter day"
-The Bridge at Mackinac, David Steinman [excerpted]