Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society.
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.
To achieve its vision for civil engineering, ASCE has established these strategic priorities:
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.
Embrace civil engineers' role as contributors to a sustainable world.
Every civil engineer needs access to the technical, educational, and professional issues in their practice area to succeed. That's why every ASCE member received FREE membership in one of ASCE's eight Institutes.
Gain the knowledge you need to meet your career goals by finding the ASCE Institute that's right for you.