Society News

At the Grand Central Terminal Rededication Ceremony in New York City, ASCE President Gregory E. DiLoreto, P.E., F.ASCE, unveiled the ASCE Historic Civil Engineering Landmark plaque
March 5, 2013

Heralded by the West Point Brass and Percussion Band performing “Grand Central Centennial Fanfare,” a new piece commissioned for the occasion, the centennial celebration of New York City’s storied Grand Central Terminal kicked off on…Read More >>

Kris Nielsen
March 1, 2013

WILLIAM GENE CORLEY, Ph.D., F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, one of the world’s foremost experts in analyzing buildings damaged by bombs, earthquakes, fire, and tornadoes, who led the ASCE/Structural Engineering Institute and FEMA assessment into the September…Read More >>

February 21, 2013

According to the World Water Council (WWC), an international organization that seeks to give the public a better understanding of water issues and foster governmental efforts to address critical water issues, more than 1 billion…Read More >>

ASCE sent a reconnaissance team was sent to New York City after Hurricane Sandy to assess the performance of various buildings
February 21, 2013

In December and January the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) sent a reconnaissance team to the southern end of the New York City borough of Manhattan to investigate and document the performance of several buildings affected…Read More >>

February 21, 2013

In testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on January 31, Andrew H. Cairns, P.E., M.ASCE, a member of the Governing Board of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute, said…Read More >>

February 21, 2013

At a meeting held via conference call on January 22, the members of the Board of Direction approved revisions to two important ASCE policies, namely, Policy 480 (“Water Infrastructure and Facilities Construction Funding”) and Policy…Read More >>

February 21, 2013

Civil engineers in this country will face a variety of challenges in the future, among them meeting the needs of a growing population, rehabilitating the nation’s infrastructure, giving the built environment sufficient resilience to withstand…Read More >>

February 20, 2013

Pittsburgh Section Names Hermann Civil Engineer of the Year ANDREW W. HERRMANN, P.E., SECB, F.SEI, F.ASCE, the Society’s current past president and a principal of Hardesty & Hanover, LLP, which is headquartered in New York…Read More >>

February 15, 2013

The theme of Engineers Week this year is ai???Celebrate Awesome!ai??? The week of February 17ai??i??23 highlights the important role of engineers in society and celebrates the awesome things they do every day to make the…Read More >>

February 1, 2013

WILLIAM “BILL” BYERS, P.E., F.ASCE, who worked in the rail industry for more than 50 years, passed away on December 21 at the age of 84. Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1928, Byers obtained…Read More >>