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

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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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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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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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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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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Society News

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August 11, 2017

The picture is starting to come into focus. The ASCE Board of Direction spent a good portion of its quarterly meeting, July 28-29 in Baltimore, honing its strategic plan, a process that began in...
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The Orange Line in Los Angeles was ahead of its time in terms of sustainability features. PHOTO: Cris Liban
August 11, 2017

The challenge of building a system of sustainable infrastructure is a dense one, a diverse blend of considerations and stakeholders. ASCE Fellow Cris Liban, D.Env., P.E., ENV SP, the Los Angeles...
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Ryan Condol takes to the white board for a session during the 2017 Younger Member Leadership Symposium. PHOTO: Jason Dixson Photography
August 10, 2017

Set a bunch of ASCE’s best and brightest younger members loose on the National Mall in Washington, DC, and what are they going to do? Form a human pyramid. Of course. They are civil engineers,...
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Marci Rossell
August 4, 2017

Money makes the civil engineering world go 'round. This much we know. So, it’s probably wise to listen to Marci Rossell, Ph.D., former chief economist for CNBC with experience in both the...
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August 4, 2017

The ASCE Board of Direction voted unanimously at its July meeting to adopt new language in the Society’s Code of Ethics that expresses a professional obligation to provide fair and equal treatment...
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