“One man’s ‘magic’ is another man’s engineering” – Robert Heinlein

At Dawson & Associates, we’re naturally proud of everyone on our team.  But it’s especially gratifying when an organization known for its high standards publicly recognizes one of our members. The American Society of Civil Engineers is America’s oldest national engineering society and represents more than 145,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. ..

Great trouble on the Great Lakes

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) estimates that inadequate harbor maintenance, including lack of adequate dredging, increased the cost of traded products by $7 billion in 2010.  This is a particular problem for the Great Lakes Region because, in addition to being the world’s single largest source of fresh water, it generates nearly 30% of our nation’s GDP and hosts about 60% of all U.S...

Life is a highway

Earlier today, The New York Times began its article on the 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) infrastructure report with this less-than-cheery thought: “The nation’s infrastructure is crumbling a little bit less.” That’s the summary of ASCE’s Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, its first since 2009. ..

Capka participates in ASCE’s Infrastructure Roundtables

(Washington, D.C.) – The roundtable that addressed increasing federal leadership in infrastructure was moderated by Henry J. “Hank” Hatch, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, and the participants were Joseph A. “Bud” Ahearn, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, J. Richard Capka, P.E., M.ASCE, David R. Conrad, James Kolb, Representative Steven C...