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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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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ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
July 7, 2017

The world needs innovative ideas to accommodate new technologies, increasing urbanization, climate change, and many decades of neglected infrastructure maintenance. But to get innovation off the...
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ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
June 9, 2017

For the first time, we will release our flagship U.S. building codes, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE/SEI 7-16), in an easy-to-use online...
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ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
May 5, 2017

Just as it does in national, state, and local elections, your vote matters at ASCE. Your elected volunteer leaders work to serve your needs as a member, help shape the profession, and help move...
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ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
April 5, 2017

The scientific community uses a strong network of shared data and peer review to enlighten scientists and bolster the quality of their research across the globe. In engineering, it is similarly...
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ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
March 10, 2017

On Thursday, we released our 2017 Infrastructure Report Card. An overall grade of D+, the same as in 2013, shows that our nation’s infrastructure remains in poor condition. Though we saw modest...
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ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
February 1, 2017

Engineers Week, held from Feb. 19 to Feb. 25, is a chance for us to shine a spotlight on engineers, often the silent heroes in our communities. It is a time to reflect and celebrate engineers’...
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ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
January 6, 2017

The wait is almost over for the giant-screen film Dream Big: Engineering Our World. The giant-screen film, presented by Bechtel and produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films in partnership with ASCE,...
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ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
December 2, 2016

Amid a contentious election season, one thing that the presidential candidates could agree on was the need for major infrastructure upgrades. President-Elect Trump has proposed financing up to $1...
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ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
October 31, 2016

At the ASCE 2016 Convention, ASCE Industry Leaders Council members shared the successes of the inaugural ASCE Innovation Contest and used the momentum of the ASCE Grand Challenge dialogue to support...
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