ASCE with Bad Drawings: The Difference between Cement and Concrete

Cement and concrete. Most people use these terms interchangeably and say things like, “I sat on the cement,” or “That building is made from cement.”  However, cement and concrete are actually two different materials and are not analogous to each other. Cement is a powdered substance (usually grey or white in color) that is made … More ASCE with Bad Drawings: The Difference between Cement and Concrete

The Making of the “Shake it Off” ASCE Music Video

At the end of 2014, ASCE held a music video contest for Student Chapters and Younger Members.  The goal was to create a parody of a music video and changing the words to something related to Civil Engineering. The University of Nevada ASCE Student Chapter teamed up with our local Younger Member Group and created … More The Making of the “Shake it Off” ASCE Music Video

ASCE with Bad Drawings: How to Build a Concrete Canoe

Building a concrete canoe is a long and complex process.  I’ve broken it down into six overly-simplified steps and illustrated it with impressively bad drawings. Design a buoyant concrete: Concrete is made of water, cement, and sand/gravel.  To get your concrete to be less dense than water, you must remove the heavy sand/gravel and replace … More ASCE with Bad Drawings: How to Build a Concrete Canoe

ASCE with Bad Drawings: Geographic Structure of ASCE

The geographic structure of ASCE tends to be confusing, so I decided to break it down in the first video of my new series, ASCE with Bad Drawings.  The geographical structure is drawn (badly) in the video and shows exactly how the country is broken up.  Note that the Regional lines are not necessarily followed … More ASCE with Bad Drawings: Geographic Structure of ASCE