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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.

Water is essential to the function of America’s infrastructure. ASCE is proud to participate in Imagine A Day Without ...
10/10/2018
Seven Ways to Participate | imagineadaywithoutwater.org

Water is essential to the function of America’s infrastructure. ASCE is proud to participate in Imagine A Day Without Water today to raise awareness for the need to invest in water and wastewater systems. Find out how you can get involved: https://goo.gl/m5Gsb4.

1.      Engage on social media! Share on Twitter and Facebook using #ValueWater. Share a video or graphics, start a selfie campaign, provide a snapchat filter, or go live to engage your network and discuss the value of water to daily life and the community.

This all-girl team of student engineers who overcame their own obstacles to invent a solar-powered tent for the homeless...
10/08/2018
All-girl engineer team invents solar-powered tent for the homeless

This all-girl team of student engineers who overcame their own obstacles to invent a solar-powered tent for the homeless will leave you feeling inspired.

A group of teen girls learned to code, solder, sew, and 3D-print to invent a solar-powered tent for the homeless.

The inspiring stories from two long-time ASCE members working with Engineers Without Borders in Ethiopia serve as a comp...
10/08/2018
Improving Lives as a Way of Life | ASCE News

The inspiring stories from two long-time ASCE members working with Engineers Without Borders in Ethiopia serve as a compelling reminder to always keep people at the heart of your projects.

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Perhaps the best development in flood protection is the one that doesn’t need to be developed at all.
10/05/2018
That Undeveloped Land Could Be Protecting Your City From the Next Flood

Perhaps the best development in flood protection is the one that doesn’t need to be developed at all.

The concept of urban prairies has been around for years, but they've taken on new urgency in an era when climate change is fueling more powerful and more frequent major storms.

With severe storms and climate change as the new normal, resiliency in civil engineering is more vital than ever. Watch ...
10/05/2018

With severe storms and climate change as the new normal, resiliency in civil engineering is more vital than ever. Watch the ASCE Industry Leaders Forum panel lay out how to build the right project the right way on Facebook Live Oct. 14.

Photo by Caitlin Girdwood.
10/05/2018

Photo by Caitlin Girdwood.

How do you restore and transform an 18th-century building into a vibrant historical destination? With extensive structur...
10/04/2018
Restoring Piece | ASCE

How do you restore and transform an 18th-century building into a vibrant historical destination? With extensive structural assessments and a sensitive approach to conservation, of course.

The restoration of an 18th-century United Kingdom building in which cloth was made and traded involved extensive structural assessments and a sensitive approach to conservation. The goal was to preserve the historically protected nature of the structure while also transforming the overall site into....

Do you want to detect how much lead is in your water? There’s an app for that.
10/03/2018
Researchers create smartphone system to test for lead in water

Do you want to detect how much lead is in your water? There’s an app for that.

The discovery of lead in Flint, Michigan's drinking water drew renewed attention to the health risks posed by the metal. Now researchers at the University of Houston have created an inexpensive system using a smartphone and a lens made with an inkjet printer that can detect lead in tap water at leve...

Discover the humble beginnings of the world’s second-most-consumed material.
10/01/2018
The Modern World Depends on Humble Cement

Discover the humble beginnings of the world’s second-most-consumed material.

Portland cement is a key ingredient in one of the world’s most common materials

75 million jobs will soon be made obsolete by technology, but according to a new report, you have nothing to worry about...
09/28/2018
Emerging Tech Will Create More Jobs Than It Kills by 2022, World Economic Forum Predicts

75 million jobs will soon be made obsolete by technology, but according to a new report, you have nothing to worry about.

The advancement of robotics and artificial intelligence will make 75 million jobs obsolete by the year 2022, according to a new report. Sounds dreadful, but the same report goes on to predict the creation of 133 million new jobs over the same period.

ASCE is excited to be launching two new student competitions for the 2018-19 academic year. What do you think of the new...
09/25/2018

ASCE is excited to be launching two new student competitions for the 2018-19 academic year. What do you think of the new competitions? https://goo.gl/bjtYnv.

Diet, exercise, and …infrastructure? New research links obesity rates to a city’s infrastructure.
09/20/2018
Study predicts obesity levels in cities based on infrastructure

Diet, exercise, and …infrastructure? New research links obesity rates to a city’s infrastructure.

Researchers from the University of Washington used artificial intelligence to determine a correlation between the built environment and obesity.

What does the new era of construction engineering look like?
09/20/2018
Seizing opportunity in today’s construction technology ecosystem

What does the new era of construction engineering look like?

A new analysis of construction innovation finds emerging trends, constellations of solutions, and an ever-increasing universe of technology use cases that are disrupting the way we plan, design, and execute projects.

The new ASCE Collaborate is here! Exchange ideas, share documents, and network on this exclusive online forum – availa...
09/18/2018

The new ASCE Collaborate is here! Exchange ideas, share documents, and network on this exclusive online forum – available to non-members now through Sept. 30. Get started. https://goo.gl/a9NRXZ

As the quest for innovation continues, cities should take a hint from smart venues.
09/18/2018
How smart venues make smarter cities

As the quest for innovation continues, cities should take a hint from smart venues.

Traditionally just the home of sports and entertainment, stadiums and other spaces are now a hotbed of innovation in the urban environment.

Why do revamped areas remain underused despite the time and money put into revitalizing them?
09/17/2018
Even if You Build It, They Might Not Come: Animating City Spaces

Why do revamped areas remain underused despite the time and money put into revitalizing them?

Why do revamped areas remain barren after so much thought and money are put into redesigning them? A case study in Charlotte, North Carolina, offers clues.

As Hurricane Florence approaches, we advise ASCE members and all who will be affected by the storm to get prepared, rema...
09/13/2018

As Hurricane Florence approaches, we advise ASCE members and all who will be affected by the storm to get prepared, remain informed, and stay safe. Find more hurricane preparedness tips here: https://goo.gl/EhVah7

Need yet another reason to renew your ASCE membership through 2019? Renew today and be entered to win a $500 Amazon gift...
09/13/2018

Need yet another reason to renew your ASCE membership through 2019? Renew today and be entered to win a $500 Amazon gift card! https://goo.gl/6W7gA3

The results of a civil engineer’s work are priceless, but how much are your engineering skills actually worth? Find ou...
09/12/2018

The results of a civil engineer’s work are priceless, but how much are your engineering skills actually worth? Find out in ASCE’s 2018 Salary Report: https://goo.gl/BvTYv1.

This record-breaking glider is taking engineless flight to new heights.
09/10/2018
Record-breaking Perlan 2 glider soars ever closer to the edge of space

This record-breaking glider is taking engineless flight to new heights.

Airbus' Perlan 2 glider is continuing to push the limits of engineless flight, hitting a succession of record altitudes throughout the last week, culminating in a unprecedented 76,000-ft (23,000-m) climb on Sunday.

Congratulations to all the winners in the 2018 ASCE Bridge Photo Contest! Thank you to photographers that submitted phot...
09/07/2018

Congratulations to all the winners in the 2018 ASCE Bridge Photo Contest! Thank you to photographers that submitted photos, judges, and voters on making this such a success. You can view all the 2018 winners at http://ow.ly/xdw130lHggh.

3D-printed human-habitable structures on Mars built by robots? You may be living in the future sooner than you think.
09/06/2018
3D-Printing Robots to Build Human Space Habitats

3D-printed human-habitable structures on Mars built by robots? You may be living in the future sooner than you think.

NASA and Autodesk have partnered to experiment with new materials and 3D printing to develop human habitats for potential settlement on Mars.

Happy Labor Day to all hardworking Americans, especially civil engineers! From building bridges and roads to developing ...
09/03/2018

Happy Labor Day to all hardworking Americans, especially civil engineers! From building bridges and roads to developing safe water supply systems, civil engineers work hard to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our society.

Residents and environmental agencies in Dallas join forces to plant up to 1,000 trees to curb temperatures, tame traffic...
08/30/2018
How Trees Can Cool Dallas's Concrete Jungle

Residents and environmental agencies in Dallas join forces to plant up to 1,000 trees to curb temperatures, tame traffic, and improve public health.

Using GIS technology, three environmental organizations are teaming up with residents to plant 1,000 trees in areas that need it most.

NASA challenged engineers to design sustainable structures on Mars using 3D printing technology, and the results were ou...
08/29/2018
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NASA challenged engineers to design sustainable structures on Mars using 3D printing technology, and the results were out of this world.

ASCE Week is right around the corner. Join us Sept. 23-28 to learn, network, earn 44 PDHs, and explore beautiful Las Veg...
08/29/2018

ASCE Week is right around the corner. Join us Sept. 23-28 to learn, network, earn 44 PDHs, and explore beautiful Las Vegas. https://goo.gl/CrXHDw

Did you know that the Lotte World Tower is home to the tallest glass-bottomed observation deck in the world? Learn more ...
08/28/2018
Supertall in Seoul | ASCE

Did you know that the Lotte World Tower is home to the tallest glass-bottomed observation deck in the world? Learn more about South Korea’s first supertall building in this “Civil Engineering” magazine article. https://goo.gl/cfFwQB

The first supertall building in South Korea, the 555 m Lotte World Tower, in Seoul, features a gently curving, tapered shape and a mast, dubbed the "lantern," that consists of two separate diagrid structures that extend 50 m above the top occupied floor. Although the tapering shape presented signifi...

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