The Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Program recognizes historically significant local, national, and international civil engineering projects, structures, and sites. The objectives of the program are to:
- Encourage all civil engineers to become more aware of the history and heritage of their own profession.
- Increase appreciation by the public of civil engineering contributions to the progress and development of the United States and the world.
- Identify and designate national historic civil engineering works that have made a significant contribution to the development of the United States and other countries and to the profession of civil engineering in particular.
- Encourage, where appropriate and feasible, the preservation of significant historic civil engineering works.
- Provide a documented archive of Civil Engineering Historic Landmarks for the use of engineering students, professional writers, researchers, and historians.
- Promote the inclusion of information on Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks in encyclopedias, guidebooks and maps used by the general public.
Learn more about the landmark selection criteria.
View a sample nomination package.
Nominate an Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
- For National or State/Local
- For International (The International designation is applicable only if another country’s engineering professionals were the designers, planners, etc. and the nomination would have to be supported by an engineering society from that other country.)
Landmark Dedication Ceremony Guidelines
Once your nomination is approved by the Board of Direction, use these Guidelines to help develop your dedication ceremony.
For more information please contact:
Carol Reese by email or at (800)548-2723
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA 20191-4400