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

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

Carol Haddock speaks during a panel discussion about recent natural disasters at the 2017 ASCE International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure.
November 2, 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

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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Society News

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October 19, 2017

The heavy lifting of 2017 will make for a much lighter load in 2018. That’s the hope, as the ASCE Board of Direction approved six goal statements for the Society during its final quarterly...
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Society News

Coffey Park in Santa Rosa, CA, where wildfires completely destroyed a neighborhood. PHOTO: Dominick Del Vecchio/FEMA News Photo
October 13, 2017

As extensive wildfires ravage swaths of Northern California, ASCE Region 9 Governor Matt Kennedy, P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE, can only wait and hope. Kennedy, his wife, and their 5-year-old had no...
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Society News

Closing keynote Kaplan Mobray talks personal branding with the ASCE 2017 Convention crowd. PHOTO: Jason Dixson Photography
October 12, 2017

Kaplan Mobray, best-selling author of The 10Ks of Personal Branding, closed the ASCE 2017 Convention in New Orleans, Wednesday, with a high-energy keynote talk, wherein he played the saxophone, threw...
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