Ben Walpole
Ben Walpole

Ben Walpole is associate editor for ASCE News, celebrating member achievements, updating members on Society news, and promoting civil engineering as a whole.

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Society News

ASCE President Kristina Swallow speaks at the Atlantic's Summit on Infrastructure and Transportation in Washington, DC.
December 12, 2017

Nearly one year into Donald Trump’s presidency, his campaign promises touting infrastructure investment remain unfulfilled. And so, two months into Kristina Swallow’s ASCE presidency, she...
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Society News

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December 11, 2017

What do you get for the civil engineer on your list this gift-giving season? It’s a tough decision, but the ASCE Publishing Best-Sellers List is a good place to start. It was a major year in...
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Society News

Grand Challenge WEB FEAT
December 7, 2017

Robie Bonilla-Gris and Catalina Nadeau-Bonilla make a unique pair. The father-daughter team submitted an anti-scour Pier Sheath concept to the 2017 ASCE Innovation Contest that earned Most...
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Society News

Carol Haddock speaks during a panel discussion about recent natural disasters at the 2017 ASCE International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure.
November 24, 2017

It’s been three years almost to the day since ASCE’s first International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure in Long Beach, CA. So, all the challenges surrounding sustainable...
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Society News

An ASCE IRD team is traveling to Mexico to collect data in the aftermath of the Sept. 19 Central Mexico Earthquake.
November 9, 2017

Nothing helps mitigate future disasters like past disasters. And so as Mexico works to rebuild in the aftermath of two major September earthquakes, an ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division team...
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Society News

With communities around the country working to recover after an autumn full of natural disasters, the key will be to not to simply rebuild but to rebuild better.
November 9, 2017

Civil engineering is nothing if not resilient. And in many cases that means learning from failure and building back better. In the aftermath of a series of extreme events this autumn in North...
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Society News

Paul Zofnass, founder of the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard, speaks during the ICSI 2017 opening plenary in Brooklyn.
October 26, 2017

If you’re waiting for some other, larger entity to swoop in and solve the sustainability infrastructure crisis, stop. It may be a global problem, but the solutions start at...
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Society News

Steve Fisher, Ph.D., P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE, member of the ASCE Committee on Sustainability, maps out lifecycle cost strategies during a breakout session at the ASCE ICSI 2017 NYC Sustainability Workshop.
October 26, 2017

It’s an all-hands-on-deck situation. The sustainability challenge is too complex and too urgent for any one group to solve it alone. So it was a momentous step forward, Wednesday, to bring...
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Technical Notes

Several ASCE members assisted a GEER team, collecting data in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, including this part of the West Columbia Levee. PHOTO: Iman Shafii
October 24, 2017

Even as southeast Texas was still feeling the effects of Hurricane Harvey in late August, several ASCE members began making plans to gather data from the disaster that will make rebuilding more...
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Society News

Melissa Wheeler, outgoing Region 5 director.
October 19, 2017

It’s an annual tradition that at the final quarterly ASCE Board of Direction meeting of the year, the outgoing Board members address the room with words of goodbye. Often, they express...
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