Frank Griggs
Frank Griggs

With equal parts expertise and personal passion, Frank Griggs has built a distinguished career researching, documenting and promoting the history of the civil engineering profession. A longtime member of ASCE’s History & Heritage Committee, Frank is a prolific and award-winning writer and presenter on civil engineering historical landmarks and the lives of noteworthy engineers. A professional engineer and ASCE Distinguished Member, Frank has held notable academic appointments at Merrimack College and Union College, including CE department chair, vice president for academic affairs, and dean. Following his academic career, Frank spent seven years in private practice, specializing in historic bridges and quality assurance.

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Promote the Profession

Berthoud as mayor of Golden, Colorado
December 4, 2014

The town of Berthoud, Colorado, about 45 miles north of Denver, is one of several notable landmarks named for Edward L. Berthoud, a railroad engineer who in 1877 located the Colorado Central Railroad...

Careers & Leadership

October 22, 2014

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal, and as we look to what it will take to be a successful civil engineer in the 21st century, let’s consider the words of John Findley...