Thomas Smith III
Thomas Smith III

Tom Smith serves as the Society's executive director. A dedicated member of the American Society of Civil Engineers for more than 25 years and a civil engineer by training and education, Tom also holds a law degree. Before joining ASCE in 1997 as the association’s general counsel, he practiced law with a focus on land use issues.

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Society News

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith. PHOTO: Jason Dixson Photography
May 10, 2018

“The future won't wait. Neither can we. It's time to build.” That’s the message conveyed by countless American businesses, workers, elected leaders, and others during Infrastructure Week...
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Society News

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith. PHOTO: Jason Dixson Photography
April 5, 2018

ASCE and the civil engineering profession have taken several important strides in advancing the profession, and we have many exciting opportunities on the horizon. Dream Big continues to inspire a...
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Society News

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith. PHOTO: Jason Dixson Photography
March 8, 2018

One of my favorite quotes is from President Theodore Roosevelt, during his speech “Citizenship in the Republic”: It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man...
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Society News

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
February 8, 2018

“Engineers need to be the stars of innovative projects and practices, not the politicians.” This was an idea shared at a brainstorming session at the Multi-Region Leadership Conference in Omaha,...
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Society News

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
January 17, 2018

With members in 177 countries around the world, ASCE is continually working to expand opportunities for civil engineers globally and to connect our diverse and skilled membership around the world....
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Technical Notes

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
December 8, 2017

At the core of ASCE’s organizational goals is our continued quest to give you the value and support that you will need to excel in your civil engineering career. To make good on this pledge, we are...
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Technical Notes

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
November 9, 2017

The need for resilient and sustainable infrastructure is hardly breaking news, but in the wake of devastating natural disasters around the country, the time to act is now. Last month in New York...
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Technical Notes

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
October 10, 2017

Over the past several weeks we’ve witnessed how hurricanes with their destructive winds and devastating floods have left thousands homeless and without power and water in Texas, Florida, and Puerto...
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Technical Notes

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
September 13, 2017

Civil engineers are in demand. How can we prove it? It’s in the numbers. Did you know that the median annual income for civil engineers is now $101,000? That’s one of the findings of the new...
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Society News

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
August 10, 2017

At its very foundation, ASCE is an association of people coming together for the common purpose of advancing the civil engineer and the civil engineering profession. In doing so, ASCE’s diverse...
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