The American Society of Civil Engineers

The American Society of Civil Engineers The mission of the American Society of Civil Engineers is to provide essential value to our members & partners, advance civil engineering and serve the public good.
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and maintains an office in Washington, DC.

ASCE is dedicated to the advancement of the individual civil engineer and the advancement of the science and profession of civil engineering through education.

Mission: ASCE's mission is to provide essential value to our members and partners, advance civil engineering, and serve the public good. ASCE's Vision - Civil engineers are global leaders building a better quality of life.

01/25/2019
Grow Your Career by Embracing Risk

The riskiest career move is not taking one. Environmental engineer and former legislative correspondent Thalia Valkanos shares how embracing risk early in her career led to success in the latest edition of “ASCE Interchange.” https://goo.gl/4qge1X

Are you what you wanted to be when you grew up? Hear from civil engineers who never stopped chasing their dream job in t...
01/24/2019

Are you what you wanted to be when you grew up? Hear from civil engineers who never stopped chasing their dream job in the latest episode of “ASCE Plot Points.” Listen and subscribe on your favorite podcast platform. https://goo.gl/9ATNeQ

Why wait to negotiate your salary? ASCE's 2018 president, Kristina Swallow, offers her best salary negotiation preparati...
01/22/2019

Why wait to negotiate your salary? ASCE's 2018 president, Kristina Swallow, offers her best salary negotiation preparation tips for women in STEM fields.

What are the top 3 tips for salary negotiation for women in engineering & tech? Check out this article by #GlobalMarathon speaker Kristina Swallow of The American Society of Civil Engineers! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/top-3-salary-negotiation-tips-women-engineering-kristina/

In the market for a skyscraper? New York's Chrysler Building is now for sale.
01/22/2019
New York's "beloved" Chrysler Building is for sale

In the market for a skyscraper? New York's Chrysler Building is now for sale.

The art deco Chrysler Building in New York City, one of the world's most recognisable skyscrapers, has gone up for sale for an undisclosed price.

Being a civil engineer is great. Being a civil engineer in these cities is even better. Check out our list of the top 5 ...
01/21/2019

Being a civil engineer is great. Being a civil engineer in these cities is even better. Check out our list of the top 5 places to live as a civil engineer: https://goo.gl/ECKpAM.

Second Avenue Subway. Photo by Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
01/18/2019

Second Avenue Subway. Photo by Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

At its core, civil engineering is a service profession. Check out the latest episode of “ASCE Plot Points” to hear A...
01/18/2019

At its core, civil engineering is a service profession. Check out the latest episode of “ASCE Plot Points” to hear ASCE members examine this culture of kindness. Listen and subscribe now on your favorite podcast platform. https://goo.gl/arh3EP

Historically, Texas has been a steady producer of fossil fuels like coal and crude oil. Now, researchers say the state i...
01/18/2019
Texas Is Ready for a Green Energy Revolution, Study Finds

Historically, Texas has been a steady producer of fossil fuels like coal and crude oil. Now, researchers say the state is uniquely positioned to shift entirely toward solar and wind energy.

The state's geography could easily harness tons of wind and solar.

The building industry’s next game changer may come from a group of friends and a self-made 3D-printing rig.
01/17/2019
Can this startup 3D-print a home in 30 hours?

The building industry’s next game changer may come from a group of friends and a self-made 3D-printing rig.

It claims its Autonomous Robotic Construction System (ARCS) can build a home in just over 30 hours.

Become the civil engineer you know you can be. Get the tools, tips, resources, and opportunities you need on Career by D...
01/16/2019

Become the civil engineer you know you can be. Get the tools, tips, resources, and opportunities you need on Career by Design – ASCE’s new online community for young civil engineers. Visit https://collaborate.asce.org/careerbydesign/ to get started!

Navigating your career path as an engineer can be overwhelming - but it doesn’t have to be. Visit ASCE’s new Mentor ...
01/11/2019

Navigating your career path as an engineer can be overwhelming - but it doesn’t have to be. Visit ASCE’s new Mentor Match to find your career guide: https://collaborate.asce.org/mentoring/.

If 2019 is anything like these projects, this year is set to be full of innovation.
01/10/2019
12 buildings to look forward to in 2019

If 2019 is anything like these projects, this year is set to be full of innovation.

Beijing's Zaha Hadid-designed airport and the M+ museum in Hong Kong are among ourspicks of the most exciting new buildings opening in 2019.

Physical fitness? Fiscal responsibility? Environmentally conscious? Check, check, and check. Biking checks all the boxes...
01/09/2019

Physical fitness? Fiscal responsibility? Environmentally conscious? Check, check, and check. Biking checks all the boxes for the perfect New Year’s resolution. Get to know one engineer who designs infrastructure to keep cyclists safe in the latest episode of “ASCE Plot Points.” Don’t forget to rate and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts! https://goo.gl/SX9bMv

With the launch of the world’s first fully autonomous, long-distance, heavy-haul rail network, Australia is also now h...
01/09/2019
With New Autonomous Train, Australia is Home to World's Largest Robot | Digital Trends

With the launch of the world’s first fully autonomous, long-distance, heavy-haul rail network, Australia is also now home to the world’s largest robot.

Iron ore mining company Rio Tinto has officially launched its fully automated, heavy-haul, long- distance rail network: A series of mine-to-port trains that can run completely free from human intervention. Here's why it decided to replace human drivers with automated ones.

No land? No problem. This floating shelter offers an innovative solution to limited space for emergency accommodations.
01/08/2019
SO? builds prototype floating house for post-earthquake Istanbul

No land? No problem. This floating shelter offers an innovative solution to limited space for emergency accommodations.

Architecture studio So? has created a prototype floating house on Istanbul's Golden Horn, which could be used as emergency housing following an earthquake in the Turkish city.

In the technical world of engineering, details matter. However, the opposite may be true for your professional developme...
01/07/2019

In the technical world of engineering, details matter. However, the opposite may be true for your professional development plan. Get advice from career advisor Anthony Fasano, P.E., about how you can effectively set your 2019 goals: https://goo.gl/MJ4Tng.

From big tech to traffic woes, these 10 issues may play a big role in shaping cities in 2019.
01/07/2019
Cities in 2019 will be defined by these 10 issues

From big tech to traffic woes, these 10 issues may play a big role in shaping cities in 2019.

From homelessness and housing to big tech and budgets, the forces shaping urbanism in the coming year.

What was the defining civil engineering trend of 2018? ASCE members have the answer. https://goo.gl/eTXjaH
01/04/2019

What was the defining civil engineering trend of 2018? ASCE members have the answer. https://goo.gl/eTXjaH

Danish container shipping giant Maersk has pledged to become a carbon-neutral business by 2050 - the first commitment of...
01/03/2019
World's biggest container shipper commits to carbon neutrality by 2050

Danish container shipping giant Maersk has pledged to become a carbon-neutral business by 2050 - the first commitment of its kind from the global maritime shipping sector.

Danish container shipping giant Maersk has pledged to become a carbon-neutral business by 2050 - the first commitment of its kind from the global maritime shipping sector. - edie news centre

Cincinnati has become the 100th U.S. city to set a goal to move to 100% renewable energy.
01/01/2019
The 100% renewable energy movement is unstoppable

Cincinnati has become the 100th U.S. city to set a goal to move to 100% renewable energy.

Cincinnati has become the 100th U.S. city to set a goal to move to 100% renewable energy. This sets the stage for the debate to shift to what resources we will use to decarbonize, and how quickly w…

Take a look back at this year’s most pivotal, influential, and just plain awesome innovations.
12/31/2018
The 100 greatest innovations of 2018

Take a look back at this year’s most pivotal, influential, and just plain awesome innovations.

Our 31st annual Best of What’s New list is the culmination of a year spent obsessing over, arguing about, and experiencing the newest technologies and discoveries across 10 distinct disciplines.

As 2018 comes to an end, it’s time to reflect on the growth and achievements of the Society, the profession, and our m...
12/28/2018

As 2018 comes to an end, it’s time to reflect on the growth and achievements of the Society, the profession, and our members. Check out ASCE’s top stories from 2018. https://goo.gl/eTXjaH

Look inside a 10-year effort by engineers across the globe to create community resilience though tsunami-resistant desig...
12/26/2018
Preparing for Inundation | ASCE

Look inside a 10-year effort by engineers across the globe to create community resilience though tsunami-resistant design.

Tsunamis might be infrequent and localized, but their impact on coastlines can be catastrophic. Over the past 10 years, engineers have been gearing up to better prepare structures and communities for inundation. With the inclusion of tsunami-resistant design provisions in the Minimum Design Loads an...

You may have noticed Christmas trees sitting atop building sites, but it’s not because construction engineers are spre...
12/24/2018
What Is a Tree Doing on Top of That Construction Site?

You may have noticed Christmas trees sitting atop building sites, but it’s not because construction engineers are spreading holiday cheer…

It’s our Christmas edition of What’s That Thing, Slate's column examining mysterious or overlooked objects in our visual landscape. To submit...

Conducted as a part of a unique public-private partnership, this interstate upgrade resulted in one of the most advanced...
12/19/2018
Express Purpose | ASCE

Conducted as a part of a unique public-private partnership, this interstate upgrade resulted in one of the most advanced highways in Texas. Read how in this month’s “Civil Engineering.” https://goo.gl/J1KVvq

Conducted as part of a unique public-private partnership, the recently completed $1.4-billion upgrade of a nearly 6.5 mi long section of Interstate 35W in Fort Worth helps reduce congestion along a busy transportation corridor. Part of the regional system known as the North Tarrant Express, the proj...

Episode 4 of “ASCE Plot Points” is here, and it’s time to talk technology. Subscribe and listen on your preferred ...
12/18/2018

Episode 4 of “ASCE Plot Points” is here, and it’s time to talk technology. Subscribe and listen on your preferred podcast platform. https://goo.gl/aTasxD

Can’t find your car in the parking garage? Don’t worry – now your car can find you.
12/18/2018
Robotic Garage Makes Retrieving Your Car Like Using a Vending Machine | Digital Trends

Can’t find your car in the parking garage? Don’t worry – now your car can find you.

Remembering where we parked our cars in a crowded parking lot can be a real pain. But what if our cars came to find us, rather than the other way around? A new automated robot parking valet system aims to help. Retrieving your car is as simple as loading up a smartphone app.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is now home to the first terminal in America to fully implement facial ...
12/17/2018
Nation's first fully biometric terminal open at Atlanta airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is now home to the first terminal in America to fully implement facial recognition technology.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport fully implemented facial recognition technology for every step of the passenger experience.

Meet the civil engineers who are committed to doing good deeds and paying it forward on episode 3 of “ASCE Plot Points...
12/13/2018

Meet the civil engineers who are committed to doing good deeds and paying it forward on episode 3 of “ASCE Plot Points.” Don’t forget to subscribe on your favorite podcast platform! https://goo.gl/MrP6qH

What was the most important decision so far in your CE career? Record your answer, send it to ASCENEWS@ASCE.org, subscri...
12/12/2018

What was the most important decision so far in your CE career? Record your answer, send it to [email protected], subscribe to “ASCE Plot Points,” and listen to see if you’ll be featured on the podcast.

Read how a culture of preparedness led to resiliency in the aftermath of Anchorage’s recent earthquake and how ASCE me...
12/11/2018
Earthquake Resilience a Point of Pride in Anchorage | ASCE News

Read how a culture of preparedness led to resiliency in the aftermath of Anchorage’s recent earthquake and how ASCE members are working to stabilize and reconstruct the city’s damaged infrastructure.

The Civil Engineering Blog and News Network

In a quest to become a leader in transportation, Columbus, OH, welcomes Ohio’s first self-driving shuttle service.
12/10/2018
Columbus, OH launches first self-driving shuttle service Smart Circuit

In a quest to become a leader in transportation, Columbus, OH, welcomes Ohio’s first self-driving shuttle service.

Each low-speed shuttle, operated by May Mobility, is equipped with a panoramic glass roof and an "immersive" digital display that provides system and route information.

Using living organisms as building materials may sound unusual, but according to this Columbia University professor, usi...
12/06/2018
How slime molds and mussels could be the future of architecture

Using living organisms as building materials may sound unusual, but according to this Columbia University professor, using biology to build could have profoundly positive environmental effects.

Shellfish as water sensors, corn as building blocks

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