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.
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
By harvesting water from moons and asteroids, this steam-powered spacecraft could overcome one of the most limiting factors in space travel.
The spacecraft could harvest water from moons and asteroids to generate unlimited fuel.
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.
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 places to live as a civil engineer: https://goo.gl/ECKpAM.
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 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 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.
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 Design – ASCE’s new online community for young civil engineers. Visit https://collaborate.asce.org/careerbydesign/ to get started!
Capturing and reusing urban stormwater could greatly benefit water-stressed cities — if we can find a way to clean it up.
Capturing and reusing urban stormwater could be a boon for water-stressed cities — if we can find a way to clean it up.
Drones Just Closed Both London Airports and Canceled Flights. Here's How We're Going To Put a Stop To This Madness.
It's no secret that a collision between an airliner and a drone could be catastrophic. But what can airports do to protect themselves from these small but dangerous “mechanical geese”?
There are plenty of counter-drone weapons to choose from, but all of them have shortcomings.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
From homelessness and housing to big tech and budgets, the forces shaping urbanism in the coming year.
In 2018, developers built more tall buildings than any other year in history.
We’re gonna need a bigger earth.
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 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
This bendable concrete is cost-effective, strong, and now on its way to be available commercially.
Composite material made using local ingredients could withstand pressures that would crack regular concrete.
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.
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 members. Check out ASCE’s top stories from 2018. https://goo.gl/eTXjaH
While Paris and Washington fought over climate measures, Costa Rica went 300 days on renewable energy alone
All of Costa Rica went 300 days using only renewable energy, beating their own 2015 record of 299 days on renewable energy. How’s that for sustainability?
The country beat their 2015 record of 299 days on only renewable energy.
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 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...
To combat its severe traffic and reduce its carbon footprint, Luxembourg will lift all public transportation fares in 2019. https://goo.gl/DvTqzR
Luxembourg is planning to offer free public transit throughout the country starting in Summer 2019. Find out more about this historical decision.
Concrete + cellulosic nanomaterials = sustainable solution? That’s what one study is hoping to find out.
The tiny rod-like structures have been shown to improve the strength and durability of concrete structures and reduce the carbon footprint of manufacturing cement.
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 podcast platform. https://goo.gl/aTasxD
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 recognition technology.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport fully implemented facial recognition technology for every step of the passenger experience.
Are drones the answer to safer, more efficient bridge inspection?
A new project from Intel used drones to map every inch of a bridge–without having to shut down traffic or send workers rappelling off the sides.
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 [email protected], subscribe to “ASCE Plot Points,” and listen to see if you’ll be featured on the podcast.
Can a site associated with a carbon-intensive era of energy transform itself into one of the most efficient, low-carbon redevelopment projects in the U.K.?
The energy company that once burned coal on the site in England now wants to show it can prepare for a new energy economy.
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.
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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.
What can the attack on Pearl Harbor teach us about more than 7 decades later? ASCE member Franklin Sherkow, P.E., ENV SP, shares how lessons learned 77 years ago still hold relevance today. https://goo.gl/ifWFbv
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Will the fast-changing field of slow-moving autonomous shuttles help or hinder transportation progress in cities?
Fast-changing field of slow-moving people movers offers a different self-driving challenge.
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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