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 28, 2015

Concrete canoes are heavy. Nothing, though, compared to the weight of expectations. Consider the situation – equal parts golden opportunity and pressure-packed problem – facing the University...
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Society News

July 27, 2015

As the nation wrestles with how and where to best address current and future infrastructure needs, ASCE is highlighting “game changing” projects that prove that despite the challenges, innovative...
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Society News

July 24, 2015

By approving a ninth institute, taking the next step in prioritizing strategic issues, adopting a new policy statement, passing an FY 2016 budget that keeps dues unchanged, and more, ASCE’s Board...
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Society News

July 16, 2015

Not far from Thomas Edison's famed Menlo Park lab, the students of Brooklyn Technical High School's “ASCE Club” enjoyed an Edison moment of their own this spring. After more than 150 hours of...
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Promote the Profession

December 19, 2014

It's official!  Production has begun on "Dream Big!," a celebration of engineering that will leave viewers breathless by taking them above, below, around, and through some of engineers' most...
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Society News

September 3, 2014

Please join me in welcoming Tom Smith as our new executive director.Ai??A civil engineer by training, Tom has served as assistant executive director of ASCE since October 2004 and general counsel...
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Perspectives

presidential-highlights
October 23, 2013

It was terrific meeting so many of you once again, or for the first time, in Charlotte at ASCE's annual conference. I can't believe we've come full circle already from a year ago in Montreal. It was...
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Perspectives

August 15, 2013

Through our series of meetings thus far in India, Executive Director Pat Natale and I have been exploring opportunities to advance the civil engineering profession in a part of the world teeming with...
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Perspectives

ASCE-abroad
August 2, 2013

Iai??i??m taking a break from packing to let you know how much I am looking forward to representing you the members, whether in the U.S. or wherever you practice, on my official international trip...
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Perspectives

July 19, 2013

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