Thomas Smith III
Thomas Smith III

Tom Smith serves as the Society's executive director. A dedicated member of the American Society of Civil Engineers for more than 25 years and a civil engineer by training and education, Tom also holds a law degree. Before joining ASCE in 1997 as the association’s general counsel, he practiced law with a focus on land use issues.

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April 9, 2020

Around the world, right now, humanity has one goal: Stop the spread of COVID-19. Self-quarantine and social distancing are critical tools in flattening “the curve.” But these measures can make us...
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March 18, 2020

COVID-19 continues to have a global impact affecting travel, commerce and our daily lives. As with many other organizations, the safety and well-being of our staff and members is our top...
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March 12, 2020

As civil engineers are entrusted with protecting society’s welfare, ASCE is committed to giving you the tools to do so. That’s why we’ve taken our free PDH program to the next level by doubling...
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February 13, 2020

From skyscrapers and dams, to bridges and drinking water, civil engineering is integral to our quality of life. Civil engineers build modern civilization and are responsible for the health, safety...
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January 9, 2020

ASCE marked its 167th year in 2019 – one that upheld our goals of engagement and creativity in the civil engineering profession. We also enhanced our commitment to members by expanding exclusive...
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December 12, 2019

The holiday season is upon us. Although it is a time of celebration, it’s also a time for gratitude and giving. Civil engineers have much to be thankful for. With salaries continuing to trend...
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November 6, 2019

We know that the world and profession are rapidly changing, presenting civil engineers with new challenges. But how aware are we of the new and innovative technologies, materials, tools and...
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October 9, 2019

Our planet is facing the convergence of increasingly severe weather, increases in population and limited natural resources, exacerbated in the United States and many other countries by outdated...
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September 12, 2019

The world is rapidly changing. There are exciting new opportunities and difficult challenges ahead for civil engineers: alternative energy, autonomous vehicles, climate change, smart cities,...
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August 7, 2019

According to DiscoverE, 81 percent of engineers today report that they decided to become an engineer before they entered college. Only 25 percent decided in elementary or middle school. Looking over...
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