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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.  



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