Society News

ASCE President-Elect Kristina Swallow helped honor the Duluth Aerial Ferry/Lift Bridge as an ASCE Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
September 21, 2017

It was a big ASCE week in Duluth, MN. The city hosted the 2017 ASCE Congress on Technical Advancement, Sept. 10-13, drawing civil engineers from around the world. The Duluth Section, meanwhile, celebrated its centennial…Read More >>

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ASCE leaders compare notes at the 2017 Presidents and Governors Forum.  PHOTO: Leader Training Committee
September 21, 2017

Kwame Agyare knows a thing or two about leadership. The incoming Region 9 Director has served in numerous leadership positions for ASCE – Phoenix Branch president, Region 9 governor, and Region 9 Raise the Bar…Read More >>

ASCE member Menzer Pehlivan features prominently in Dream Big.
September 20, 2017

More than 1 million viewers have experienced the Dream. Dream Big: Engineering Our World, the giant-screen film presented by Bechtel and produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films in partnership with ASCE, has surpassed the 1 million…Read More >>

September 15, 2017

James O. Jirsa, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, a teacher, researcher, and engineering society leader, has been named to the 2017 class of ASCE Distinguished Members for his contributions to the development of reinforced concrete construction…Read More >>

September 15, 2017

David J. Hammond, P.E., S.E., Dist.M.ASCE, a structural engineer considered to be the “Father of Rescue Engineering,” has been named to the 2017 class of ASCE Distinguished Members for his leadership in creating the first…Read More >>

Soldiers with the Florida Army National Guard's 20th Special Forces Group go door-to-door in the Jacksonville area near Ortega Island, performing search-and-rescue missions in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. PHOTO: Dept. of Defense
September 15, 2017

Resilience takes many forms. Interconnected city systems. Smart infrastructure. Or, in the case of Florida’s Nassau County last week – amateur “ham” radio. As Hurricane Irma lashed the county with rain and wind, ASCE Fellow…Read More >>

September 14, 2017

Word has reached ASCE of the passing of Fellow and Life Member Sigmundo Golombek, founder of Brazil’s first and most prominent engineering consulting firm Consultrix, who has died at 93. In 1953, Golombek started Consultrix,…Read More >>

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Jack Christiansen PHOTO: John Stamets for Docomomo WEWA Oral History Project, University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
September 14, 2017

ASCE Fellow John V. (“Jack”) Christiansen, a pioneer of thin-shelled concrete design and structural engineer of the Seattle Kingdome, once the world’s largest concrete dome, has died at 89. Christiansen, P.E., F.ASCE, was celebrated around…Read More >>

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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…Read More >>

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September 13, 2017

Survey says …? Bright futures for civil engineers. Results of the 2017 ASCE Salary Survey find that the median pre-tax income for civil engineers was $101,000 in 2016. Base salaries, meanwhile, have risen between 4…Read More >>