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

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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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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The ASCE journals program has fostered the communication of new techniques, materials, best practices, and lessons learned between Society members around the world.
October 28, 2016

One of ASCE’s most valued contributions to the profession is marking its 60th anniversary this year. The 12 flagship ASCE Journals began publishing in 1956. The journals’ origins, however, go...
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Society News

October 21, 2016

The first update to ASCE 7 in six years, ASCE 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, took a step closer to adoption as an International Code Council...
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Society News

ASCE Headquarters hosted the 50K Coalition Workshop earlier this year.
October 19, 2016

It all started in a small ASCE Student Chapter office on the top floor of the engineering building at Howard University. Kim Parker Brown, P.E., M.ASCE, joined both ASCE and the National Society...
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Society News

October 6, 2016

The American National Standards Institute-accredited consensus standard ASCE 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, is slated for publication in early...
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Society News

A session about the ASCE Grand Challenge at the 2016 Convention in Portland put attendees to work, brainstorming innovative solutions to infrastructure problems. PHOTO: Jim Tkatch for ASCE
October 4, 2016

Are you in? Civil engineers around the world have begun taking a pledge to support the ASCE Grand Challenge and its goal of cutting infrastructure life-cycle costs in half by 2025. The ASCE...
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Society News

2017 ASCE President Norma Jean Mattei playfully wrests the ceremonial gavel from 2016 President Mark Woodson.  Photo by Jim Tkatch for ASCE
October 3, 2016

ASCE members got better acquainted with Norma Jean Mattei, the dedicated civil engineer, teacher, and mother, at the Society’s annual business meeting Friday during the ASCE 2016 Convention in...
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Society News

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September 30, 2016

With diversity a key theme at the ASCE 2016 Convention in Portland, OR, it was fitting that the Board of Direction meeting, at the outset of Convention week, welcomed the most diverse Board in...
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