Ogden tabbed as ASCE Fellow


Fred L. Ogden, Ph.D., P.E., F.EWRI, F.ASCE, who works with the IBSS Corp. as acting chief scientist and academic-in-residence at the U.S. National Water Center, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.

Ogden advises leaders of the NOAA–National Weather Service, Office of Water Prediction on modeling technologies to improve the nations’ flood and drought prediction capabilities. 

From 2006 to 2017, Ogden served as Professor / Roy and Caryl Cline Distinguished Chair of Engineering, Environment, and Natural Resources tenured in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Wyoming. He taught

Shields elevated to Society Fellow


Gerarda M. Shields, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, currently the Interim Dean of the School of Technology & Design at New York City College of Technology, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.

Shields’ area of expertise is bridge hydrology, hydraulics and scour. Her research focuses on developing asset management tools to assist bridge owners in prioritizing the hydraulic vulnerability of their bridges to improve resiliency to climate change projections.  She began her engineering career at Hardesty & Hanover LLC, before entering academia in 2005.

She took on her first leadership role within ASCE from 2002

Slideshow: ASCE project demonstrates green stormwater management techniques

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In December 2020 ASCE completed a project at its Reston, Virginia, headquarters that demonstrates low-impact development techniques, best management practices in stormwater control, and sustainable development — all funded by donations to ASCE’s Foundation.

Reston is located in northern Virginia, within the Difficult Run watershed, which drains into the Potomac River and eventually into the Chesapeake Bay. According to data from the U.S. Environmental Protection

European museum will boast sculptural spiral stairway, observation deck

Work to renovate a historical concrete warehouse into the FENIX Museum of Migration, in Rotterdam, Netherlands, has begun. When completed, the museum will boast dueling spiral staircases that climb from the ground floor of the museum to a 28.3 m high observation deck with panoramic views of the surrounding area.

The historic Fenix warehouse, located on the city’s Katendrecht peninsula along the river Maas, is becoming the museum’s home. Built in 1923, the warehouse was once the largest in the world. It was damaged during World War II and underwent a series of repairs in the following decades.

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SLIDESHOW: Foster + Partners unveils Guangming Hub master plan

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British architecture and engineering design practice Foster + Partners has released its competition-winning design for the Guangming Hub in Shenzhen, China. The hub is a transit-oriented development within the city that will be located along the high-speed rail link that connects the city to both Hong Kong and Guangzhou.

The hub will be a walkable focal point for a new urban-destination master plan in Shenzhen, according the architects. The existing

Lawyers and doctors have TV shows; where are the civil engineers?

In this era of peak TV, where are the civil engineers?

Daniel Bressler wants to know.

A junior engineer for York Tower Consulting in Newark, New Jersey, Bressler doesn’t get to contribute to the conversation when his wife starts talking about TV shows.

“She’s a nurse,” Bressler said. “So she’s always talking about, ‘This nursing show has the most realistic dynamic,’ or ‘This one really shows what it’s like to be a nurse.’

“And I thought, ‘You know, you never really see a civil engineer with real-world scenarios on these TV shows.’”

Bressler took this observation to ASCE Collaborate