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Technical Council on Computing and Information Technology (TCCIT)


The Technical Council on Computing and Information Technology advances professional knowledge and improves the practice of civil engineering by encouraging the effective use of current and emerging computing and information technologies.


The mission of this committee is to advance research and education in the areas of data sensing, pre-processing, analysis and fusion, intelligent searching and information retrieval, parallel and distributed computing, and knowledge management and discovery in civil engineering data. The committee is concerned with efforts to capture real-world data and convert it to the information and knowledge needed to answer important civil engineering questions.  


Call for Editor

The Technical Council on Computing and Information Technology (TCCIT) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) seeks applications for the role of Editor-in-Chief (Editor) for the Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.  This position will first be as Senior Associate Editor working with the existing Editor until taking on the responsibility as Editor.  The ideal candidate will be a senior researcher (preferably at the rank of Professor) with an established record of scholarship and publication in computing in civil engineering and must be an ASCE member.  Prior experience in editorial duties is a requirement as well as a willingness and ability to invest significant time managing the review process and a team of Associate and Specialty Editors.

The next Editor should have a vision for continuing the leadership and success of the Journal while extending its reach to emerging areas of computing in civil engineering. As such, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated breadth of understanding of the field and international experience. The candidate will also demonstrate a willingness to mentor junior editors to help take on increasing responsibility for management of the Journal.

Interested applicants should send a brief statement of qualifications, a detailed CV, and a brief statement of their vision for the Journal by April 18, 2014 to Brian Sien. Review of applications will commence immediately thereafter by the Executive Committee of TCCIT.  Appointment of the candidate will follow briefly soon after.


Civil Engineering Grand Challenges: Opportunities for Data Sensing, Information Analysis, and Knowledge Discovery  

The world is experiencing vast changes that create unique challenges for civil engineers. Recent advances in data sensing, information analysis and knowledge discovery present significant potentials to address a number of these pressing challenges. An expert task force that was assembled by the ASCE TCCIT (Technical Council on Computing and Information Technology) Data Sensing and Analysis (DSA) Committee identified nine grand challenges that face the civil engineering community today and can be addressed with further data sensing and analysis research. The identified set of challenges include estimating sea levels, enhancing disaster management through infrastructure resilience, reducing soil erosion, improving building energy efficiency, managing groundwater, monitoring the health of infrastructure, reducing traffic congestion, improving construction productivity and enhancing construction site safety. Read a short summary of the identified challenges

Full report.  

Global Center

ASCE Global Center of Excellence in Computing  

The Center is a network of research groups, educators, and professionals in several countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, South and North Americas. Our members create synergy through sharing experiences and through working together toward the advancement of computing in civil engineering.  

Upcoming Conferences

2014 International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering
June 23-26, 2014
Orlando, FL 

Past Conferences

2013 International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering
June 23-25, 2013
Los Angeles, CA 

Five Days in Nigeria: Workshop, November/December 2010

Scott J. Remer, a Graduate Student at the Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering Department, George Mason University presents his remarks on a trip to Nigeria which goal was to partner with Nigeria’s universities to help them develop sustainable engineering practices and educational systems for training the engineering students of today to meet the various crises they will face tomorrow.

Administrative Committees

Technical Committees

(All terms expire in October, 2014)

Executive Committee

  • William J. O'Brien, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Chair
  • Ian Flood, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, Immediate Past Chair  
  • Carlos H. Caldas, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, Vice-Chair
  • Timo Hartmann, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, International Liaison
  • Yimin Zhu, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, Secretary
  • John Messner, M.ASCE
  • Brian Sien, Aff.M.ASCE, ASCE Staff Contact