Nominations for an Historic Civil Engineering Landmark must come from an ASCE organizational entity or a related engineering society. To ensure that this ASCE designation has real and lasting significance, the History and Heritage Committee (HHC) carefully studies and evaluates the data and rationale submitted. Part of that evaluation includes comparing the project to similar projects that may or may not have been nominated or designated as landmarks. Detailed documentation must support statements or claims made in the nomination.
Judging national historic significance is not easy, so specific guidelines have been established:
A nomination can take up to one year to review. Sometimes the
nomination, while worthy, is deemed not to be of national significance.
In those cases, HHC will often recommend that the site be considered for
local or state designation. These designations are equally important to
the profession and the people in the region. Landmark Dedication
If the ASCE Board of Direction approves a landmark nomination, the
nominating organization is responsible for planning a plaque
presentation event. The full cost of the plaque (standard size: 19" x
13") is the responsibility of the national Society and is usually
presented by a presidential officer or a delegate. The nominating
organization must cover the additional cost if a larger size is desired.
multi-jurisdictional National Civil Engineering Landmark, presentation
activities should be coordinated among all organizational stakeholders.
Duplicate plaques may be provided in such cases.
At the conclusion
of a dedication, the nominating entity must submit a final report to
the HHC. This report must include, but is not limited to, the following:
Send your report to Jennifer Lawrence at ASCE.