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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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increases in population and limited natural resources, exacerbated in the United States and many other countries by outdated...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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July 9, 2019

Civil engineers are essential to solving the significant issues facing the planet, both today and tomorrow. They serve as systems integrators and work on complex projects with diverse global teams....
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June 13, 2019

Civil engineers are entrusted with protecting the public health, safety and welfare – a tremendous responsibility that requires unique knowledge, skills and attitudes in a continuously changing...
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May 8, 2019

Infrastructure isn’t partisan, it’s personal. May 13-20, 2019, marks the seventh annual Infrastructure Week. We’re united around one message: America’s future will be shaped by the...
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April 16, 2019

Earth is the foundation upon which civil engineers build thriving communities, improving the quality of life for people everywhere. April 22 marks Earth Day, the world’s largest environmental...
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