Society News

December 3, 2013

Geoffrey Eustace Blight, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, an A-rated researcher who held 5 doctoral degrees and was considered one of the world’s leading thinkers in geotechnical engineering, passed away on November 7, at the age of…Read More >>

December 3, 2013

Charles J. Berkel, P.E., M.ASCE, chairman of the board and founder of Berkel & Company Contractors Inc., one of the largest piling contractors in the U.S., passed away November 4 at the age of 88….Read More >>

The ASCE-sponsored, 2nd T&DI [Transportation and Development Institute] Green Streets, Highways, and Development Conference: Advancing the Practice, November 3-6, took place in the City of Austin, Texas; considered to be one of the more progressive cities in the U.S. in terms of developing and implementing sustainable transportation. Photo Credit: Marsha Anderson Bomar
December 2, 2013

To deal with ever-increasing automobile traffic and congestion on downtown streets, the City of Austin, Texas, has put a new twist on a old solution—biking. This December, the city will begin its first bike share…Read More >>

Windows of the Omni Hotel in Dallas lit in an arrangement to create the ASCE logo
November 26, 2013

There is an old public relations slogan that boasts, “Everything is bigger in Texas.” And so when the ASCE Texas Section Centennial Celebration Committee first met 4 years ago, they decided that their year-long 100th…Read More >>

Typhoon Haiyan path map
November 22, 2013

One of the strongest hurricanes on record, Super Typhoon Haiyan, made landfall in the Philippines on November 8 at the peak of the storm’s power, causing devastating loss of life and widespread destruction of homes…Read More >>

November 21, 2013

Vilas S. Mujumdar, D.P.A., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, will receive the 2013 Fellow Award from the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Council at a ceremony on December 10. The award is presented to former SRA presidents and Society…Read More >>

November 21, 2013

Kam Movassaghi, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, president of Lafayette, Louisiana-headquartered, C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates, LLC and former secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD) from 1998 to 2004, was inducted into the State’s transportation…Read More >>

November 21, 2013

Yair Berenstein, M.Sc., P.E., F.ASCE, has over 26 years of experience in project management, transmission line engineering and design, rerating, sag measurements and analysis, inspections and engineering construction plans, line optimization, conductor selection, and structural analysis….Read More >>

November 19, 2013

At their first Civil Engineering Club meeting this September, teams of students at Pearl City High School and Roosevelt High School, both in Hawaii, were challenged to see which group could construct the tallest structure…Read More >>

November 8, 2013

Civil engineers in the 21st century will play a critical role in its planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, systems, and networks in cities around the globe. As the world community faces the challenges of a…Read More >>