Society News

June 15, 2017

Asad Esmaeily, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, a professor of structural engineering at Kansas State University known for his long-term activity with and for ASCE, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. Esmaeily…Read More >>

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June 15, 2017

Dennis D. Lane, Ph.D., F.ASCE, the N.T. Veatch Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas, has been elevated to the status of Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. Lane has dedicated his professional career…Read More >>

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June 15, 2017

This week, ASCE publishes its signature standard, ASCE/SEI 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures. It is the first update to the essential resource in nearly seven years. “ASCE 7…Read More >>

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June 14, 2017

The 2017 ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition celebrates its 30th year when teams convene on the Colorado School of Mines this weekend in Golden, CO. Take a look back on three decades of history, fierce…Read More >>

Ed Thometz found his dream job as a bridge inspector.
June 9, 2017

Taka Kimura, P.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE, is a lead bridge engineer for CH2M in Honolulu, HI. Active in ASCE, he is a member of the Structural Engineering Institute’s Public Relations Committee, for which he has written…Read More >>

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The Willow Run Tri-Level Bridges received the Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Award at the recent Lansing-Jackson Branch Awards Banquet. PHOTO: Therese Kline
June 9, 2017

The Michigan Section’s Lansing-Jackson Branch recently hosted its inaugural Awards Banquet and Scholarship Fundraising Event. The awards included: • Northern Concrete Pipe Inc. for the 40-Day Fix culvert-replacement work – Quality of Life Award •…Read More >>

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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 platform. This represents a giant leap…Read More >>

The PE-Cool System prototype.
June 9, 2017

Innovation isn’t an option for Samer Dessouky in his transportation engineering research at the University of Texas at San Antonio – it’s an integral part of solving practical problems. “As time went by in my…Read More >>

A Cat 793F CMD mining truck leaves an iron ore pit. PHOTO: Mark Sprouls/Caterpillar
June 8, 2017

Michael C. Murphy has been adjusting to new technologies his entire career. It’s par for the course in mining engineering – now more than ever. Murphy, chief engineer for the Surface Mining and Technology Division…Read More >>

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June 5, 2017

For the first time in Society history, women will hold all three levels of presidential leadership. Robin Kemper has been elected ASCE’s 2018 President-Elect by a majority of voting Society members in a month-long election…Read More >>