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 leaders compare notes at the 2017 Presidents and Governors Forum.  PHOTO: Leader Training Committee
September 21, 2017

Kwame Agyare knows a thing or two about leadership. The incoming Region 9 Director has served in numerous leadership positions for ASCE – Phoenix Branch president, Region 9 governor, and Region...
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Society News

ASCE member Menzer Pehlivan features prominently in Dream Big.
September 20, 2017

More than 1 million viewers have experienced the Dream. Dream Big: Engineering Our World, the giant-screen film presented by Bechtel and produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films in partnership with...
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Society News

Soldiers with the Florida Army National Guard's 20th Special Forces Group go door-to-door in the Jacksonville area near Ortega Island, performing search-and-rescue missions in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. PHOTO: Dept. of Defense
September 15, 2017

Resilience takes many forms. Interconnected city systems. Smart infrastructure. Or, in the case of Florida’s Nassau County last week – amateur “ham” radio. As Hurricane Irma lashed the...
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Society News

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September 13, 2017

Survey says …? Bright futures for civil engineers. Results of the 2017 ASCE Salary Survey find that the median pre-tax income for civil engineers was $101,000 in 2016. Base salaries,...
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Society News

The ASCE Construction Institute's Student Days brings civil engineering students from around the country together with potential employers seeking new talent.
September 5, 2017

Midsummer, late-night in Fort Lauderdale, FL, it’s not difficult to find a party. Or a beach. Or both. But the 35 ASCE Student Members participating in the 2017 Construction Institute’s...
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Society News

Richard Anderson, president emeritus for the New York Building Congress
September 5, 2017

There is plenty of optimism surrounding the push for more sustainable infrastructure. Plenty of pessimism too. Richard Anderson, president emeritus of the New York Building Congress, falls firmly...
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Society News

Gary Struzick's Buffalo Bayou neighborhood in West Houston suffered significant flood damage. PHOTO: Gary Struzick
September 1, 2017

It’s always somewhere else until it’s not. And even a flood expert like Gary Struzick, P.E., M.ASCE, isn’t immune. “I thought for years, watching all these disasters across the country...
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Society News

Kaplan Mobray will talk about personal branding as the closing keynote speaker at the ASCE 2017 Convention.
August 24, 2017

You probably need Kaplan Mobray’s advice more than you even realize. The internet and social media have not only made it possible for individuals to create personal brands; they’ve made it...
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Society News

Portland General Electric’s Tucannon River Wind Farm was the first energy project in North America to receive the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure Envision Gold award,.
August 24, 2017

The whole “you’ll know it when you see it” concept really only goes so far when it comes to sustainable infrastructure. “You need some measure of what you mean by sustainability,” said...
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Society News

Case Western Reserve University's student team received 2017 ASCE Sustainable Development Award at the EPA’s P3 National Sustainable Design Expo. PHOTO: Alex Rosenheim
August 14, 2017

ASCE recognized the innovative humanitarian work of a Case Western Reserve University student team with the 2017 ASCE Sustainable Development Award at the EPA’s P3 National Sustainable Design...
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