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About ASCE

About ASCE
ASCE History

History of the society.

ASCE Awards

Society, Institute and Specialty Awards.

Member Benefits

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Bechtel Center

A premier meeting facility.

ASCE in Brief

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 145,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society. 

ASCE's Mission
Provide essential value to our members and partners, advance civil engineering, and serve the public good.

In carrying out that mission, ASCE:

  • Advances technology 
  • Encourages lifelong learning 
  • Promotes professionalism and the profession 
  • Develops civil engineer leaders 
  • Advocates infrastructure and environmental stewardship

Read our vision and goals.

Open Positions

ASCE History

ASCE Staff

Strategic Initiatives

To achieve its vision for civil engineering, ASCE has established these strategic priorities:

Infrastructure
Propose practical solutions to improve America's neglected infrastructure.

Raise the bar 
Establish educational and legal standards necessary to prepare professional engineers to address the future's most pressing challenges.

Sustainability
Embrace civil engineers' role as contributors to a sustainable world.

Institutes

Every civil engineer needs access to the technical, educational, and professional issues in their practice area to succeed. That's why every ASCE member receives FREE membership in one of ASCE's eight Institutes.

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