#GivingTuesday is all about extending your holiday generosity to worthy charities. The ASCE Foundation kindly asks you for a donation on Nov. 27, but you don't have to wait, you can give now. Give to the ASCE Foundation.
The focused, committed actions of ASCE's members helped Congress unite behind much-needed investment in infrastructure. Explore the Society's role in passage of the federal Water Resources Development Act in Executive Director Tom Smith's latest Working for You column.
Lyft plans to launch a rewards program in select cities next month, potentially signaling the ride-hailing company's bid to add initiatives in advance of a planned initial public offering next year. Rewards program participants can earn points based on money spent with Lyft, which can be used for reduced rates and upgrades such as vehicles and more experienced drivers.
A team at Stanford University has developed a double-layered solar panel that can generate electricity and cool buildings at the same time. The device has a conventional upper layer, while its bottom layer consists of materials that produce an interior cooling effect by transforming a building's thermal heat into an infrared wavelength that can be passed through the atmosphere and into space.
ASME and President Said Jahanmir are the subjects of the cover story of this month's GineersNow digital magazine, now available online. In the article, "ASME: Advancing Engineering to Improve Quality of Life," Dr. Jahanmir discusses ASME's mission, vision and the many programs ASME has established to serve the engineering profession.
Learning to lead well requires a combination of "learning and doing," writes Wally Bock. Accept that mistakes are a part of growth and commit to the work that gets less fanfare, such as working side-by-side with teams to model the behavior and performance you expect, he writes.
Roughly $450 million of the $1.8 billion allotted to build a football stadium for the NFL's Raiders and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has been spent. Most has gone toward construction, as well as design, engineering and other nonbuilding costs, and work is still on pace to be completed in 2020.
Union Row, a $950 million, 29-acre development, is coming to Memphis, Tenn., and 65% of it is under contract. Plans feature a grocery store, hotels, 85,000 square feet of commercial space and 126,000 square feet of retail space.
Intech Construction has been hired to build a 12-story, 180,000-square-foot nonprofit justice center in Philadelphia. Construction of the building, which is part of a larger Vine Street development, is expected to begin in 2019.
Autodesk has been losing money since 2016, but CEO Andrew Anagnost is hoping to make it profitable through continued development of industrialized technology for the construction industry, including artificial intelligence platform BIM 360 Project IQ. "[B]y becoming a design-and-make company, that's how we're going to win," he says.
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