Society News

February 21, 2013

According to the World Water Council (WWC), an international organization that seeks to give the public a better understanding of water issues and foster governmental efforts to address critical water issues, more than 1 billion…Read More >>

ASCE sent a reconnaissance team was sent to New York City after Hurricane Sandy to assess the performance of various buildings
February 21, 2013

In December and January the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) sent a reconnaissance team to the southern end of the New York City borough of Manhattan to investigate and document the performance of several buildings affected…Read More >>

February 21, 2013

In testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on January 31, Andrew H. Cairns, P.E., M.ASCE, a member of the Governing Board of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute, said…Read More >>

February 21, 2013

At a meeting held via conference call on January 22, the members of the Board of Direction approved revisions to two important ASCE policies, namely, Policy 480 (“Water Infrastructure and Facilities Construction Funding”) and Policy…Read More >>

February 21, 2013

Civil engineers in this country will face a variety of challenges in the future, among them meeting the needs of a growing population, rehabilitating the nation’s infrastructure, giving the built environment sufficient resilience to withstand…Read More >>

February 20, 2013

Pittsburgh Section Names Hermann Civil Engineer of the Year ANDREW W. HERRMANN, P.E., SECB, F.SEI, F.ASCE, the Society’s current past president and a principal of Hardesty & Hanover, LLP, which is headquartered in New York…Read More >>

February 15, 2013

The theme of Engineers Week this year is “Celebrate Awesome!” The week of February 17–23 highlights the important role of engineers in society and celebrates the awesome things they do every day to make the…Read More >>

February 1, 2013

WILLIAM “BILL” BYERS, P.E., F.ASCE, who worked in the rail industry for more than 50 years, passed away on December 21 at the age of 84. Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1928, Byers obtained…Read More >>

During their Thanksgiving relief drive, 25 students from the ASCE chapter at the New York City College of Technology raised more than $250 and collected hundreds of items for residents of Breezy Point, a community in Queens that was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy
January 17, 2013

A total of 25 students from the ASCE student chapter at the New York City College of Technology, which is located in Brooklyn and is part of the City University of New York, helped make…Read More >>

January 17, 2013

On December 12 ASCE signed a memorandum of understanding with the Office of Water within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and with the Water Environment Federation and the American Society of Landscape Architects to…Read More >>