Ben Walpole
Ben Walpole

Ben Walpole is associate editor for ASCE News, celebrating member achievements, updating members on Society news, and promoting civil engineering as a whole.

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Society News

August 13, 2019

The year is 2070. Imagine that sea-level rise has so altered coastal infrastructure that floodwaters have forced cities offshore, to developments that float on top of the ocean. What is this...
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Society News

August 9, 2019

Life comes at you fast after graduation. Fortunately, ASCE’s Construction Institute Student Days program helps prepare aspiring construction engineers for that transition. The annual five-day...
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Society News

August 2, 2019

Lisa Jaster was entitled to a victory lap. She had every right to hit pause and maybe even relax a little. West Point, Army Officer’s Training School, multiple tours of duty serving in Iraq and...
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Society News

July 26, 2019

Robert P. Wadell, P.E., MCSE, F.ASCE, was just 25 years old when ASCE appointed him to a national committee. The group was charged with exploring the possibility of creating the Engineering...
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Society News

July 24, 2019

For the first time in nearly 50 years, ASCE is pursuing a wholesale review of its Code of Ethics. The time is right, ASCE President Robin A. Kemper said, to ensure that the code reflects the...
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Society News

July 18, 2019

Jean-Louis Briaud has been elected ASCE’s 2020 president-elect by a majority of Society members and will advance to serve as 2021 president. Briaud, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, Dist.M.ASCE, has taught at...
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Society News

June 27, 2019

And here we thought the future of engineering was smart technology. Perhaps there is merit in the art of being dumb. Technically speaking, at least. The Emerald Tutu earned the Overall Grand...
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Society News

June 27, 2019

Guillermo Díaz-Fañas could have stayed quiet. Growing up in the Dominican Republic, Díaz-Fañas, C.Eng, Ing., P.E., M.ASCE, was different in a place where normalcy reigned. He was exceedingly...
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Society News

June 20, 2019

Chris Luebkeman is an Arup Fellow, based in their San Francisco office, with the rather daunting title of director for global foresight, research and innovation. Is he a fortune teller? Can he...
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Society News

June 19, 2019

It’s not just boats and paddles anymore. The 2019 National Concrete Canoe Competition weekend, for the first time, featured two new ASCE student competition finals, the ASCE Sustainable...
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