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
June 6, 2016

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi Every person stands to benefit from...
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ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
May 9, 2016

“Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today.” — Jintao Hu The lack of diversity in our...
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ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith
April 1, 2016

“We each have the power to strengthen the fabric of our society and make the world a better place.” -President Barack Obama One of the pillars of ASCE is volunteerism. ASCE is led by...
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March 2, 2016

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen” –John F. Kennedy A top...
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February 18, 2016

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith By 2050, around 7 billion people globally will be urban dwellers, and 60 percent of the...
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January 14, 2016

"No dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big." –Anonymous Where would we be if the Roeblings hadn’t dreamed big by designing and constructing the Brooklyn Bridge, paving the way for...
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December 4, 2015

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith Civil engineers plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain the built environment,...
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November 4, 2015

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith Thanksgiving in the United States is the day most of us like to be around family and...
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October 7, 2015

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith ASCE’s Raise the Bar initiative is straightforward: align civil engineering education...
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September 1, 2015

ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith Each spring the Construction Institute holds Student Days to bring top engineering...
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