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Tawresey Earns Distinguished Member Status

John G. Tawresey, P.E., F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE, former vice president and chief financial officer at KPFF Consulting Engineers, has been honored with inclusion in ASCE’s 2017 class of Distinguished Members for his eminence in risk management; pioneering research, testing, and development of new structural masonry systems; leadership improving the quality of engineering services and business practice for U.S. consulting firms; and contributions to engineering education. The...

Stanford Professor Named Distinguished Member

Kincho H. Law, Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE, an exceptional researcher whose work is both theoretically novel and practically useful, has been named to the 2017 class of ASCE Distinguished Members for pioneering innovations in applying computational and information sciences to many civil engineering issues, ranging from wireless sensing for structural monitoring and control, and the management of regulatory information for compliance and analysis, to wind farm...

Reinforced Concrete Construction Innovator Named Distinguished Member

James O. Jirsa, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, a teacher, researcher, and engineering society leader, has been named to the 2017 class of ASCE Distinguished Members for his contributions to the development of reinforced concrete construction through research, mentoring, and professional activities, and in particular to the fundamental understanding of bond and anchorage in concrete and their impact on seismic design. Jirsa has contributed significant new...

How a Business Accelerator Can Bring Your Idea to Market

For many entrepreneurial engineers, failure is part of the business. Forbes estimates that 90 percent of startups fail, many of them before the business even has the chance to fully launch. While failure before success often comes with the building of oneself as an entrepreneur, smart engineering entrepreneurs have used business accelerators to help get their ideas off the ground. In this edition of ASCE...