What toys inspired your civil engineering career?

Clearly, not every child who enjoyed playing with LEGOs grew to become a civil engineer. But is it fair to say that every civil engineer was once a child who enjoyed playing with LEGOs?

Latest news

Civil Engineering Almanac – Seattle World’s Fair opens

Reuben Hull's Civil Engineering Almanac travels back to the day when Seattle's World Fair opened.

President-elect official nominees answer your questions ahead of Society election

As the ASCE 2021 election nears – voting opens May 1 – members can learn more about the official nominees for president-elect through a series of candidate forums this month.

How I aced the P.E. exam

With the next round of P.E. and S.E. exams approaching, it’s nearly crunch time for those seeking professional licensure this spring.

Civil Engineering Almanac – Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel opens

Reuben Hull's Civil Engineering Almanac travels back to the day when the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel opened.
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Obituaries

Stephen Bechtel Jr., longtime CEO of Bechtel and champion of civil engineering, dies at 95

Stephen D. Bechtel Jr., Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, retired chairman and CEO of Bechtel, who led the company through massive expansion from the 1960s through the '80s, and was a lifelong philanthropist who championed production of ASCE's 2017 IMAX movie Dream Big: Engineering Our World, has died at 95.

Structural legend behind original World Trade Center, Robertson dies at 92

Leslie E. Robertson, a brilliant conceptualist who designed the structural systems of the World Trade Center, has died. He was 92.

Pioneering engineer Delon Hampton dies at 87

Delon Hampton, esteemed academic, founder of a firm bearing his name that has grown for 48 years, and ASCE’s first Black president in 2000, has died at 87.

Longtime University of Cincinnati construction management professor dies at 90

Issam "Sam" Minkarah, professor emeritus of civil engineering in construction management at the University of Cincinnati, has died. He was 90.

Awards

ASCE members honored with induction into NAE

The National Academy of Engineering recently announced its 2021 class of new members, and of the 128 inductees, several are ASCE members.

Civil engineering excellence recognized with 2021 OPAL leadership awards

The 2021 ASCE OPAL leadership awards recognize outstanding civil engineering achievement.

ASCE 2020 Convention – Society Award Recipients

ASCE presents nearly 100 Society awards every year, recognizing civil engineers who advance the profession either through achievement or published papers. The following ASCE award...

ASCE salutes 9 projects with 2021 OCEA Honor Awards

These nine projects has been honored as 2021 ASCE OCEA Honor Award recipients.

New Fellows

ASCE welcomes Beatisula as Fellow

Cary H. Beatisula, P.E., F.ASCE, president of CH Beatisula Inc. and an engineer with more than 22 years of active practice in structural engineering and geotechnical engineering, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.

New ASCE Fellows – January 2021

ASCE members elected to Fellow status have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that have enhanced lives. Just 3 percent of Society members...

Ham Radio Helps Keep Florida Community Resilient in Face of Irma

Resilience takes many forms. Interconnected city systems. Smart infrastructure. Or, in the case of Florida’s Nassau County last week – amateur “ham” radio. As Hurricane Irma...

New ASCE Fellows – February 2021

ASCE has announced its latest Fellows.

CE Roundtable: How do you stay current with evolving technology?

How do civil engineers keep pace with the ever-changing technology landscape?