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President’s Message

President's Message

Returning to Walkable Communities

Since ancient times, towns and cities throughout the world have been built so that residents could walk wherever they needed to go. Today we call them “walkable” communities. California in the 1950s changed this by introducing the first freeway. Eventually,

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Infill Increases Demand for Civil Engineering

Soaring land prices affect the landscapes of our communities. Vacant fields, small plots of land and oddly shaped properties that previous generations ignored have become prime sites for building. It’s called “infill” because builders are “filling in” spaces between developed

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Role of the Civil Engineer Keeps Growing

I remember a time when civil engineers provided not much more than grading and drainage plans for projects. Over the years, regional land planning, environmental protection, legal responsibilities and the role of governmental agencies increased dramatically. As a result, civil

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President's Message

It’s the “Civil” in Civil Engineering!

It’s the “civil” that makes “civil engineering” different from other types of engineering in the construction field. Civil engineers address not only the laws of nature (such as physics), but also the nature of the community. Certainly, civil engineers need

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