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ASCE Statement on American Jobs Plan Proposal

April 1, 2021 - in News, People

The following is a statement by Jean-Louis Briaud, Ph.D., P.E., President, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in response to the Biden Administration’s proposed American Jobs Plan:   WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Society of Civil Engineers…

ASCE’s EWRI Declares April Low Head Dam Public Safety Awareness Month

March 26, 2021 - in News

RESTON, Va.  – The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) has determined April 2021 and…

New Seismic Design Criteria for Nuclear Facilities Now Available in Updated ASCE Standard 43

January 13, 2021 - in Buildings, News

Reston, Va. – Nuclear facilities need to have a much lower probability than conventional facilities of sustaining structural damage caused by earthquake,…

Framework to Design Tall Buildings for Wind Offered in Newest ASCE Manual of Practice 143

January 5, 2021 - in Buildings, News

Reston, Va. – ASCE’s new book, Design and Performance of Tall Buildings for Wind, MOP 143, provides a framework for the design of tall buildings for wind, based on the current state-of-practice in tall building structural design and wind tunnel testing.…

Civil Engineers Give West Virginia’s Infrastructure a “D” in First-Ever Infrastructure Report Card

December 7, 2020 - in News

All five categories in 'D' range, exhibiting significant age and wear and tear CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) today released the 2020 Report Card for West Virginia's Infrastructure, the Section's…

Announcing ASCE Reproducible Results Option for Water Resources Journal

December 2, 2020 - in News, People

Reston, Va. – ASCE is pleased to announce a new program with the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management (JWRPM) that will recognize and reward authors who make their results more reproducible. The goals of this program are to encourage researchers…

ASCE installs new, ‘more clear and concise’ Code of Ethics

November 9, 2020 - in News, People

ASCE has updated the primary document that guides and protects decisions made by civil engineers around the world. At its quarterly meeting Oct. 26, the ASCE Board of Direction approved the suggested changes to the Society’s Code of Ethics, marking…

New ASCE Publication Provides State-of-the-Practice for Wind Loads at Industrial Facilities

November 4, 2020 - in Buildings, News

Reston, Va. – ASCE Publications latest committee report, Wind Load Design of Petrochemical and Other Industrial Facilities, Second Edition, provides general guidelines for the computation of wind loads at petrochemical and other industrial facilities. This…

New ASCE Biography on Benjamin Wright Chronicles Works of the “Father of American Civil Engineering”

October 20, 2020 - in News, People

Reston, Va. –The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recognizes the impact Benjamin Wright has had on the civil engineering profession in their newest publication, Benjamin Wright: Father of American Civil Engineering. Steven M. Pennington chronicles…

Performance-Based Structural Fire Design Guidance Published by American Society of Civil Engineers

October 9, 2020 - in Buildings, News

Available to download for free   RESTON, Va.  – The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) has published Performance-Based Structural Fire Design: Exemplar Designs of Four Regionally Diverse Buildings…