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

June 6, 2019

The 2019 National Concrete Canoe Competition began Thursday at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida, with a hot, humid, and colorful Display Day. Display Day always is a great...
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Society News

June 4, 2019

What do civil engineering college graduates need to know? It’s an important question throughout the history of the profession. But given the rapidly changing variables, as considered in ASCE’s...
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Society News

June 4, 2019

Climate change is one of six key trends driving ASCE’s Future World Vision scenario-planning model. Already, right now, in the present world vision, climate change –  specifically sea-level rise...
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Society News

June 4, 2019

Mikhail Chester was at a crossroads of sorts. He’d done plenty of good work in the sustainable engineering space – life-cycle assessment, climate change adaptation, resilience and the like –...
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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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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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