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

July 9, 2020

The 2019 ASCE Education Summit, held in Dallas last May, included a mission statement of sorts as its subtitle: “Mapping the Future of Civil Engineering Education.” A year later, ASCE has...
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Society News

July 8, 2020

Elected by ASCE members in May, 2021 President-Elect Dennis D. Truax, Ph.D., P.E., DEE, D.WRE, F.NSPE, F.ASCE, will assume his duties in October. Truax has spent four decades on the civil engineering...
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Society News

July 2, 2020

Five years in, the ASCE Innovation Contest has produced a remarkable legacy of bright ideas and infrastructure solutions. Among the most successful of success stories is RoadBotics, a...
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Society News

June 25, 2020

The scenes this spring along highways cutting through Seattle were something out of a “Twilight Zone” episode. Morning commute, midday, 5 p.m. rush hour – it didn’t matter. There were...
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Society News

June 18, 2020

ASCE members participated in a third survey this spring to assess pandemic-related effects on the civil engineering industry. The COVID-19 Impact and Implementation Survey, compiled by Industry...
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Society News

June 16, 2020

On the week of what was supposed to be the 2020 ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, it is time to look forward. The 2020 competition, of course, was...
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Society News

June 8, 2020

The questions facing the megacity of the future are not simple. Here’s a sample, for starters: How does a city increase its density to accommodate 50 million inhabitants while preserving its...
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Society News

June 4, 2020

Dennis D. Truax has been elected ASCE’s 2021 president-elect by a majority of Society members. Truax, Ph.D., P.E., DEE, D.WRE, F.NSPE, F.ASCE, has spent four decades on the civil engineering...
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Society News

June 1, 2020

Uncertainty is the dominant theme right now in the construction industry. The COVID-19 pandemic this spring has fundamentally changed the way the business works – from supply chains to project...
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Society News

May 28, 2020

It usually starts with a daydream. “What if instead of working for my boss, I was the boss? What if I was the one making all the decisions? Maybe I could start my own company.” For 99...
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