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

October 21, 2015

Pursuing innovation in engineering is not for the faint of heart. But as engineers take on the "Grand Challenge" issued by ASCE's Industry Leaders Council to drastically reduce infrastructure...
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Society News

October 16, 2015

“Engineers aren’t funny,” Don McMillan told the audience at the ASCE 2015 Convention in New York City. “Nobody’s ever met an engineer and said, ‘Ooooh, tell me a joke!’...
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Society News

October 16, 2015

It was a goosebumps moment. Images of the Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Giza Pyramids moved across the screen to a swelling cinematic score, as a movie-trailer voice boomed: “The...
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Society News

October 14, 2015

Mark Woodson couldn’t stop the tears. Continually dabbing at his eyes, he watched each of his four children take the ASCE 2015 Convention stage Tuesday to introduce their father with words of...
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Society News

October 13, 2015

The ASCE 2015 Convention began officially Monday with a disruption. The bestselling author of Disrupt, a book that outlines ways "disruptive thinking" can lead to innovation, shared some of those...
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Society News

October 13, 2015

No tape measure? No problem. A group of ASCE volunteers relied on their engineering resourcefulness Sunday during the ASCE 2015 Convention's community service project at Central Queens Academy in...
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Society News

October 12, 2015

Amid the flurry of people and flashing lights in Times Square, the new ASCE 2015 Convention got started in the heart of New York City this weekend. There were plenty of old friends reuniting,...
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Society News

October 9, 2015

The ripples from the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami that leveled the Tohoku region of Japan on March 11, 2011, are still being felt in civil engineering, notably in the updating of...
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Society News

October 9, 2015

A year ago, the Society's Industry Leaders Council launched its "Grand Challenge" program for infrastructure. It's now issuing a related grand challenge to engineering in the form of its ASCE...
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Society News

October 2, 2015

Poplar Island was not much of an island at all in the early 1990s. Justin Callahan of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers visited the site in 1993 and described it as more like “tiny, little...
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