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Constantinou Named ASCE Fellow

Michael Constantinou, Ph.D., F.ASCE, the Samuel P. Capen Professor and SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. Constantinou’s research interests concentrate on seismic protective systems, on which he has authored or co-authored over 300 papers, books and book chapters...

Wu, El-Tawil and McCormick Awarded Reese Prize

ASCE has honored the writing team of Tung-Yu Wu, S.E., S.M.ASCE; Sherif El-Tawil, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE; and Jason McCormick, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, with the 2019 Raymond C. Reese Research Prize for the paper “Heavy Ductile Limits for Deep Steel Columns,” published in the April 2018 issue of Journal of Structural Engineering. The paper offers important contributions to the seismic design of deep steel columns. Wu...

Structural Writing Team Receives Moisseiff Award

ASCE has honored the writing team of Michael Pollino, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., M.ASCE; Derek Slovenec, S.M.ASCE; Bing Qu, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE; and Gilberto Mosqueda, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, with the 2019 Moisseiff Award for the paper “Seismic Rehabilitation of Concentrically Braced Frames Using Stiff Rocking Cores,” published in the September 2017 issue of Journal of Structural Engineering. This paper advances the understanding of complex nonlinear system-level seismic...

Anderson Elevated to Fellow

Lisa M. Anderson, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, a senior structural engineer and seismic subject matter expert with Bechtel's Nuclear, Security, and Environmental global business unit, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. Anderson has supported seismic soil-structure interaction analysis and structural analysis and design with Bechtel on multiple projects for 13 years. She is active with ASCE, currently serving as the first president...

Mexico’s resilience can teach U.S. engineers lessons

An ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division team traveled to Mexico in November, gathering information about the region's recent earthquakes to help engineers better understand how to make infrastructure more resilient. This is what they learned.

Tales of Loss and Resilience From Jojutla Morelos

An ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division team traveled to Mexico this month, gathering information about the region's recent earthquakes to help engineers better understand how to make infrastructure more resilient. Craig Davis, Ph.D., G.E., P.E., M.ASCE, Water System Resilience Program Manager for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and Allison Pyrch, G.E., P.E., M.ASCE, an associate geotechnical engineer for Hart Crowser Inc. in Vancouver,...

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...

New Face Loves Civil Engineering’s ‘Tangible’ Satisfactions

They say no one knows you like you do. Chad Norvell’s career validates the cliche. He began college studying architecture, and he enjoyed it, but he couldn’t help feeling that his true talents lay elsewhere. “I was interested in the details and the mechanics that made structures work,” Norvell said. “I wanted to do work that produced something physical and tangible.” He switched majors to civil engineering, and...

Pioneer in Soil Dynamics Measurement Techniques Named a 2016 Distinguished Member

For world-renowned contributions to the understanding of soil dynamics in geotechnical engineering, Kenneth H. Stokoe II, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, NAE, Dist.M.ASCE, has been elected to the Class of 2016 ASCE Distinguished Members. Stokoe is the Jennie C. and Milton T. Graves chair in engineering at the University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering. Engineers worldwide now use the resonant column apparatus Stokoe developed to...