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RE: Is ASCE Competing Against Us?

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> From time to time, various public agencies ask ASCE to lead
> independent, third party reviews of substantial civil engineering
> issues.  The first such review might have been in 1872, involving
> the management of the design and construction of the Brooklyn
> Bridge.  Some recent examples include the bombing of the Murrah
> Federal Building, the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers,
> the terrorist attack on the Pentagon, and the failure of the
> levees in New Orleans.  The Dulles Metrorail Tunnel is merely the
> most recent such request.

>From the little I can recall from my Political Science studies, would not
the ASCE be better situated as a Government Agency, in so far as these types
of ventures are concerned?

Michel Blangy

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