The number is astoundingly small – 679.
Of everyone who has been a member of ASCE across our 164-year history, only 679 have achieved Distinguished Member status, known as Honorary Member prior to 2008. It is the highest honor ASCE can bestow, reserved for professionals who have attained eminence in some branch of civil engineering or in related arts and sciences, including education and construction.
To this select group, the ASCE Board of Direction recently elected nine professionals as the Class of 2016 Distinguished Members.
The new class will receive their honors during ceremonies at the ASCE 2016 Convention, Sept. 28 through Oct. 1, in Portland, OR.