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

May 22, 2019

Civil engineering is not a profession that lacks for great ideas. The 2019 ASCE Innovation Contest makes that much clear. “The entries and winners have jumped another level higher in quality...
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Society News

May 14, 2019

ASCE News Future Forward highlights civil engineering projects, practices, ideas, and technologies that are future-focused and forward-looking. Given the current infrastructure crisis in the...
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Society News

May 9, 2019

The Civil Engineering Roundtable showcases insights from a cross-section of ASCE members on a variety of industry topics. As spring transitions to summer, it’s the start of that most exciting of...
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Society News

May 3, 2019

In the early morning of June 14, 2017, a simple kitchen fire spread quickly across the Grenfell Tower, a 24-story residential building in West London, consuming the structure and killing 71...
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Society News

April 25, 2019

Get the vans packed and the trailers ready. It’s time for the National Concrete Canoe Competition, and schools from around the country, continent – and world – will be headed for Florida’s...
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Society News

April 25, 2019

You never know where life will take you. And that uncertainty seems to only multiply when you’re a civil engineer. The possibilities are infinite. Ask Pete Loucks. Loucks remembers once...
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Society News

April 25, 2019

The Transcontinental Railroad, one of the great infrastructure triumphs in U.S. history, turns 150 years old May 10. The ASCE History and Heritage Committee is celebrating with the Golden Spike...
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Society News

April 18, 2019

Libraries aren’t likely the first venues you think of when you consider civil engineering outreach. But maybe they should be. Project BUILD proves that civil engineers and libraries can forge...
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Society News

April 3, 2019

The Board of Direction continues to take a big-picture approach to leadership. Last year, that meant developing a new strategic plan for ASCE. At its quarterly meeting in Arlington, VA, March 10,...
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Society News

March 21, 2019

The Midwest has been battered by the aftermath of last week's “bomb cyclone” snowstorms. The resulting combination of fast-melting snow and additional rains has led to significant flooding across...
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