Society News

Michael Antonovich giving a speech at the podium
August 30, 2013

ASCE’s Los Angeles Section knows a thing or two about an anniversary celebration. The Section, which held its first official meeting on October 14, 1913, celebrated its 50th anniversary in fine fashion by producing a…Read More >>

August 30, 2013

In a commitment to increase sustainability at the Society’s headquarters building in Reston, Virginia, the ASCE Foundation, the building’s owner, pursued the prestigious LEED Gold Certification rating, and on August 28, the U.S. Green Building…Read More >>

August 25, 2013

DON CHARLES BANKS DON CHARLES BANKS, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, who for 35 years was the chief of Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics Division and later chief of Soil and Rock Mechanics Division, Geotechnical and Structures…Read More >>

Signing of the Jakarta Protocol
August 23, 2013

Recognizing the central role that the civil engineering profession and ASCE play in developing sustainable infrastructure and promoting the triple bottom line – economic, social, and environmental – in the U.S. and worldwide, ASCE was…Read More >>

August 16, 2013

ASCE members have elected Robert D. Stevens, Ph.D., P.E., AICP, F.ASCE, as ASCE’s new president-elect. Stevens, who is the first ASCE Technical Region director to be elected president, began his involvement in ASCE in 1961 as…Read More >>

August 14, 2013

At its October 8-9 meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, the ASCE Board of Direction will consider amendments to the Society’s Bylaws related to the At-Large Director nominating process (7.4 Nomination of At-Large Directors). ASCE’s Constitution…Read More >>

ASCE/CI's Student Days construction site field trip
August 14, 2013

Thirty-six civil engineering students from universities across the U.S. were given the unique challenge of competing in teams to produce the best bid for a city’s request for proposal (RFP) to reconstruct a collapsed sewer…Read More >>

ASCE's Seattle Section commissioned panels to be displayed
August 9, 2013

Charles Hinckley Baker had a vision. An unemployed engineer, Baker believed that he could bring affordable electricity to Seattle by harnessing Snoqualmie Falls to generate hydroelectric power. Although used in every household today, electricity transmitted…Read More >>

Christian Hellmich at the fifth BIOT Conference on Poromechanics
August 9, 2013

It was Karl von Terzaghi in the 1930s who took the concept of a fluid-filled porous medium to become the founder of consolidation experiments and the theoretical field of soil mechanics. In 1960, ASCE honored…Read More >>

August 6, 2013

While renewing your membership this year, consider making a gift to support some of ASCEai??i??s vital programs. By simply adding the ASCE Foundation as a line on your renewal form, your contribution will help support…Read More >>