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
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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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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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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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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