Issues & Advocacy

42 -  Raise the Bar

ASCE leads the development of preparing future civil engineers for the complex challenges facing 21st century society. In this process ASCE raises the bar for professional practice so that future civil engineers can protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare. 

81 - Disaster Preparedness and Response

ASCE provides resources including postdisaster training programs for civil engineers facing the daunting responsibility of rebuilding and repairing infrastructure in devastated communities.

Get Involved  

Outreach event at the National Building Museum 

3 - PR Training and Toolkit
11 - Career Fair-in-a-Box
39 - ASCEville
43 - West Point Bridge Design Contest
80 - K-12 Outreach  You can introduce civil engineering to K-12 students with exciting and interactive ASCE and ASCE-sponsored programs and activities showcasing the possibilities of your exciting profession, including TV shows, such as Design Squad, Building Big and ZOOM into Engineering; volunteering at high school clubs; making classroom visits during EWeek; and pointing students to websites like

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Government Relations

17- Expert Testimony 
27 - ASCE advocates on your behalf to address the profession’s critical issues with Congress. Raise your voice by becoming an ASCE Key Contact to receive alerts on the latest public policy issues.  As a Key Contact, you receive This Week in Washington emailed to you, a weekly newsletter highlighting the regulations and government activities that impact you and the profession.
48 - Congressional Fellows   


88 - ASCE recently released a series of economic studies measuring the real effects
on our nation’s economic performance should current infrastructure investment trends continue. By explaining the potential impacts to the U.S. GDP, personal income, and jobs, these Failure to Act reports illustrate how investment today is critical for tomorrow. 
94 - Liquid Assets 

Public Policies and Priorities

93. ASCE represents you and the profession in the public policy arena. There is no better way to communicate your views on an issue to your elected offi cialsthan a face-to-face meeting. Demonstrate your high level of commitment to the issues and voice your concerns to congressional offi cials by participating in ASCE’s annual
Legislative Fly-In
. Learn how to Click & Connect with your elected officials.


30 - Report Card for America’s Infrastructure  

Report Card horiz logoASCE has become widely recognized for highlighting the need for infrastructure investment and renewal through the Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. Go online to access our Outreach Toolkit with customizable presentations and talking points to help you share information with your local community and elected officials.

30a - State Report Cards  

44 - Sustainability 

ASCE leads the way when it comes to helping incorporate sustainability principles into your daily practice to advance the Triple Bottom Line. To help with this process, ASCE has developed sustainability case studies that represent a range of project types, from budgets to geographic regions.

38 - Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure  

25 - Vision 2025 

Vision 2025 coverYou help shape the profession’s future rather than sitting back as world events shape it for you. The publication The Vision for Civil Engineering in 2025 embraces a transformational role for future civil engineers. In this aspirational vision for the year 2025, society entrusts civil engineers to help achieve a sustainable world and raise the global quality of life.