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New ASCE Publication Examines Concentrate Management and Disposal in Desalination

July 15, 2021 - in News

Reston, Va. – Water scarcity is an ever-expanding global problem. Improved desalination techniques are one way to address this scarcity by harnessing brackish water as an alternate resource, especially for inland communities. The American Society of Civil…

Guidance on Building for Physical Security Provided in New ASCE Manual of Practice 142

June 23, 2021 - in Buildings

Reston, Va. – Evolving threats from bombings, civil disturbances, biological attacks, and other malevolent events have raised the importance of physical…

New ASCE Manual of Practice 144 Provides a Framework to Plan and Design for Hazards

Reston, Va. – Natural disasters such as earthquakes, droughts, floods, and storms, affect a large portion of the world’s population. Infrastructure…

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 every April hereafter will be known as Low Head Dam Public Safety Awareness Month. The designation is meant…

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, due to potential risk with nuclear hazards. The goal of the latest updated standard, Seismic Design…

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…