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

A group of ASCE members participated in the recent Emerging Leaders Alliance conference.
December 15, 2016

Civil engineers need to hone their abilities to read people and communicate – the so-called soft skills, says Brent Darnell, Aff.M.ASCE, president and owner of Atlanta-based Brent Darnell...
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Society News

ASCE member Menzer Pehlivan is one of the stars of Dream Big, the forthcoming giant-screen film that will inspire outreach at museums and schools around the world.
December 9, 2016

Visitors to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh won’t have to look far for an example of Dream Big engineering in 2017. Carnegie began construction this week that will culminate in a new...
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Society News

December 8, 2016

The votes are in and counted, and the preliminary news is good for ASCE 7-16. Governmental members of the International Code Council voted to adopt ASCE 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and Associated...
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Society News

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December 8, 2016

Civil engineering is problem-solving. Innovation is creative problem-solving. Simple as that, right? Not so much. But to hear Frank Moon talk about innovation, one certainly gets the feeling...
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Society News

Downtown Cedar Rapids, IA, was besieged by flood waters in 2008. The city responded with a game-changing flood control system master plan. PHOTO: City of Cedar Rapids
November 29, 2016

Maybe the most remarkable thing about the Cedar Rapids Flood Control System Master Plan is the most obvious. The leaders and decision-makers put the people before the project. “What’s the...
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Society News

Leon Grant, left, and Marcellus Pitts have helped turn the Marietta High School ASCE Civil Engineering Club and Pre-Engineering program into a massive success. PHOTO: Leon Grant
November 16, 2016

Marietta, Georgia: where civil engineering meets swag. The ASCE Civil Engineering Club at Marietta High School and the Marietta City Schools Pre-Engineering Pipeline program have been exciting...
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Society News

ASCE member and Dream Big star Menzer Pehlivan seen through the camera's eye during the webcast at the Maryland Science Center.
November 10, 2016

Zion Blocker carried his gumdrop castle across the room careful not to crush the toothpick walls – or lose any of the candy. The 11-year-old from Baltimore, MD, was one of several students to...
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Society News

The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami provided crucial reconnaissance information for the ASCE 7-16 tsunami provisions.
November 4, 2016

The forthcoming standard ASCE 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures includes an entirely new chapter devoted to tsunami design provisions. That’s...
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Society News

November 2, 2016

ASCE has announced the five finalists for the Society’s preeminent project honor, the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award for 2017. ASCE has recognized an exemplary civil engineering...
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Society News

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November 2, 2016

The Society’s annual Outstanding Projects And Leaders awards are among the highest tributes a civil engineer can achieve. The OPAL goes beyond recognizing single accomplishments to honor its...
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