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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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

November 26, 2019

Margarita Kruyff is not a civil engineer. But she works with civil engineers every day in her job as the assistant director of the Environment and Sustainability Department for the City of Miami...
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Society News

November 25, 2019

The ASCE News Civil Engineering Roundtable showcases insights from a cross-section of ASCE members on a variety of industry topics. ’Tis the season for gratitude. And this Thanksgiving...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

November 19, 2019

ASCE's Structural Engineering Institute issued the "Prestandard for Performance-Based Wind Design" early this year. Performance-based design continues to be one of the four focus areas (along with...
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Society News

November 14, 2019

Choosing your major is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life. But as anyone who chooses to major in civil engineering can tell you, that decision is really only half the...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

November 12, 2019

Guillermo Díaz-Fañas, C.Eng, Ing., P.E., M.ASCE, has been giving back and making a difference all his life. Today he talks about the nonprofit he helped start, Qu-AKE: Queer Advocacy and Knowledge...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

November 5, 2019

Making mistakes, unfortunately, is part of being human. But how do you handle mistakes on the job, especially if that job is something with such high stakes as civil engineering? Mike Howell has...
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Society News

November 1, 2019

ASCE’s Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award – the OCEA – continues to be the Society’s preeminent project honor. Rather than announcing five project finalists,  ASCE is...
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Society News

November 1, 2019

ASCE has announced the winners of the 2020 Outstanding Projects And Leaders leadership awards. The OPAL leadership awards honor civil engineers for career achievements in each of five categories:...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

October 29, 2019

One of the most important and divisive transportation trends of 2019, dockless scooters have taken U.S. cities by storm. Kristin Musulin, senior editor for Smart Cities Dive, breaks down the...
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Society News

October 25, 2019

In what has been an intentional and consistent focus for more than a year now, the ASCE Board of Direction continued its work to improve the member experience, Oct. 14-15 at its quarterly meeting in...
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