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Society celebrates signs of progress at July Board meeting

Nearly 18 months since the COVID-19 pandemic upended the world, the ASCE Board of Direction noted several positive trends regarding the strength of the Society during its quarterly meeting, July 16-17.

Akhtar elevated to ASCE fellow

Anwar Saeed Akhtar, P.E., F.ASCE, chief engineer in Houston for Fugro, a multidiscipline international firm, has been named a fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.

Society welcomes Tripp as new fellow

Russell E. Tripp, P.E., F.ASCE, senior aviation engineer at CH2M Hill (now part of Jacobs), has been named a fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.

Civil Engineering Almanac – Avery Brundage: Civil engineer of olympic stature

Reuben Hull's Civil Engineering Almanac travels back to the day civil engineer Avery Brundage begins his term on the IOC.

ASCE Convention to get technical – and that’s a good thing

The ASCE 2021 Convention is bringing more useful technical knowledge to the table this year with what ASCE is calling Tech Talks.

The key to structural safety may be collaborative reporting

Modeled on the British CROSS-UK system, CROSS-US accepts reports from any professionals who work with or have knowledge of structural safety issues.

Ernest E. Howard Award goes to Fu

ASCE has honored Gongkang Fu, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, with the 2021 Ernest E. Howard Award for innovative and significant contributions to national and state practice specifications advancing structural engineering.

Meet the 5 Huber Prize recipients for 2021

ASCE has honored Shideh Dashti, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE; Ning Lin, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE; Meagan S. Mauter, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE; Alexandros A. Taflanidis, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE; and Ming Xu, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, as the 2021 winners of the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prizes.

CUNY civil engineering department wins LeFevre Award

ASCE has honored the Department of Civil Engineering, City College of New York, City University of New York (Large Program) with the 2021 Walter LeFevre Award for their outstanding program promoting licensure, ethics, and professionalism.

ASCE bestows Mindlin Medal to Amabili

ASCE has honored Marco Amabili, Ph.D., P.Eng, M.ASCE, with the 2021 Raymond D. Mindlin Medal for outstanding research contributions to applied solid mechanics, with special emphasis on theoretical, numerical, and experimental studies on nonlinear mechanics and large-amplitude vibrations of shells and plates.