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_Logo_Shield WEB FEAT
March 24, 2017

Sustainability extends beyond infrastructure. The concept also applies to ASCE as an organization, as the Society pursues enhanced benefits and opportunities aimed to attract and empower more...
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ASCE's 2017 President-Elect Kristina Swallow, left, and her job-shadow companion Suzy Trabia, a Younger Member from Las Vegas.
March 24, 2017

It’s likely you’ve never heard of an internship like this one. ASCE’s 2017 President-Elect Kristina Swallow, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE, will be traveling to Society events this spring with a...
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San Diego County Water Authority Director of Engineering Jerry Reed speaks after his project received the OCEA Award. PHOTO: David Hathcox
March 17, 2017

It was 40 years ago to the day. Atulkumar Shah, P.E., F.ASCE, earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in his home country of India in 1977. Three years later, he moved to the United...
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The San Vincente Dam – a key piece of the Emergency and Carryover Storage Project – is the largest dam raise in the world using roller-compacted concrete.
March 16, 2017

It would be fitting if there were more than one trophy. After all, the recipient of ASCE’s Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award – the San Diego County Water Authority’s Emergency...
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Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Thomas Bostick
March 16, 2017

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Thomas Bostick’s career reflects a deep commitment to our nation, a dedication to public service, and a host of accomplishments. He served as the 53rd Chief of...
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Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) addresses the crowd of ASCE Legislative Fly-In attendees before their visits to Capitol Hill. PHOTO: Rod Lamkey Jr.
March 16, 2017

The new ASCE Infrastructure Report Card got the conversation started last week. This week, ASCE members from around the country took that talk straight to Capitol Hill in Washington as...
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2017 OPAL Award winner Tony Bartolomeo
March 15, 2017

With his career at a crossroads, Tony Bartolomeo hit the books. Well, one book in particular – What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles. The classic of career planning and...
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Report Card Grade WEB FEAT
March 9, 2017

ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, released Thursday, offers the nation both bad news and good news. The bad is the average grade, D-plus, has not changed since the last Report Card four...
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Fresh WEB FEAT
March 8, 2017

Dream Big is already scoring well on the Tomato-Meter. The Rotten Tomatoes website collects film reviews and separates them into positive (fresh) and negative (rotten). Dream Big: Engineering Our...
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Harry Poulos, 2017 OPAL winner in design
March 8, 2017

It’s not difficult to see the civil engineering legacy of Harry Poulos. Just scan the horizon. Poulos, Ph.D., P.E., DSc.Eng., Dist.M.ASCE, is arguably the world’s leading pile engineer. His...
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