History & Heritage
Look around and you'll see the achievements of civil engineers everywhere. How did they come to be? What are the greatest examples of these? Who made them possible? Explore civil engineering's deep and rich history and heritage.
Here are five things you didn’t know about George Vancouver and his mapping of the western coast of North America.
Surveying has been around for millennia, but it changed in the 19th century with the increased demands of civil engineering projects such as canals and railroads.
A redevelopment of Inverness Castle takes inspiration from the Scottish flag.
The versatility of cast and wrought iron explained.
The South Pass Jetties, at the mouth of the Mississippi River, was designated an ASCE landmark in 1982.
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David McCullough, Dist.M.ASCE, one of the nation’s most celebrated historians, whose books on the Brooklyn Bridge and Panama Canal earned him ASCE’s honorary member status (now distinguished member), has died.
The Erie Canal was designated an ASCE landmark in 1967. Here are five things you didn’t know about the Erie Canal.
Civil engineers play a vital role in shaping history through the structures they build. Through ASCE’s Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks program, we honor notable projects, structures, and sites more than 50 years old.
Get to know Grenville Mellon Dodge, engineering immortal.
The Watervliet Arsenal pioneered the use of prefabricated cast-iron construction.