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American Society of Civil Engineers


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Motto A better world by design.
Formation November 5, 1852
Type Engineering society
Headquarters Reston, Virginia
Membership 123,000
Official languages English
President William F. Marcuson III
Website asce.org

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is a professional body, founded in 1852, to represent members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. It is the oldest national engineering society in the United States. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Engineering is the applied science of acquiring and applying knowledge to design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A view of the Reston Town Center Reston is an internationally known planned community whose goal was to revolutionize post-World War II concepts of land use and residential/corporate development in American suburbia. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... An official language is a language that is given a unique legal status in the countries, states, and other territories. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A professional body or professional organization is an organisation, usually non-profit, that exists to further a particular profession, to protect both the public interest and the interests of professionals. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Falkirk Wheel in Scotland. ... Engineering is the applied science of acquiring and applying knowledge to design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ...


Its world headquarters is in Reston, Virginia. A view of the Reston Town Center Reston is an internationally known planned community whose goal was to revolutionize post-World War II concepts of land use and residential/corporate development in American suburbia. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...

Contents

Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

The ASCE designates national and international Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks. The following is a partial list of historic civil engineering landmarks as designated by the American Society of Civil Engineers since it began the program in 1964. ...


Monuments of the Millennium

The society canvassed its members in 1999 to identify the ten civil engineering achievements that had the greatest positive impact on life in the 20th century. They chose to recognize broad categories of achievements rather than individual projects[1]: This article is about the year. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...

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Peer Review

In November 2005, after the catastrophic failures of the federally built levees in New Orleans, Lt Gen Carl Strock P.E.,M.ASCE, the Corps commander and chief of Engineers requested the ASCE to create a panel to peer review the Corps-sponsored Interagency Performance Evaluation Task Force (IPET). Lawrence H. Roth P.E., G.E., F.ASCE, led the development of the ERP, served as Chief of Staff and facilitated the panel's interaction with the IPET, the body commissioned by the Corps to assess the performance of the hurricane protection system in New Orleans and southeastern Louisiana.[2] The role of the ERP - which is composed of 14 specialists who possess a range of technical expertise - is to provide an independent technical review of the IPET's activities and findings. [1] The ERP is often touted by the Army Corps and by Congress as assurance that outcome of the IPET is robust, credible, and defensible.


World Wonders

Similarly, in an effort to recognize a contemporary equivalent to the heralded ancient Seven Wonders of the World, the ASCE has designated the following Seven Wonders of the Modern World [3]: For other uses, see Wonders of the World (disambiguation). ...

Other prominent candidates include: The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in New York City, New York on the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... “NY” redirects here. ... Itaipu Dam close-up Itaipu (Guarani: Itaipu, Portuguese: Itaipu, Spanish: Itaipú; pronounced ) is a hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. ... This article is about the CN Tower in Toronto. ... Two Panamax running the Miraflores Locks The Panama Canal (Spanish: ) is a major ship canal that traverses the Isthmus of Panama in Central America, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. ... Map of the Channel Tunnel. ... The Delta Works are a number of constructions that were built between 1950 and 1997 in the southwest of the Netherlands to protect a large area of land from the sea. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening into the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. ... “San Francisco” redirects here. ...

For other monuments to freedom, see Monument of Liberty. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... “NY” redirects here. ... The Eiffel Tower (French: , ) is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the River Seine in Paris. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... For the nearby road bridge, see Forth Road Bridge. ... This article is about the country. ... The Moscow Kremlin The Moscow Kremlin ( Russian: Московский Кремль) is the best known kremlin ( Russian citadel). ... For other uses, see Red Square (disambiguation). ... Saint Basils Cathedral Moscow (Russian/Cyrillic: Москва́, pronounciation: Moskva), capital of Russia, located on the river Moskva, and encompassing 878. ... The 52-meter-tall monument The Motherland Calls! — the tallest statue in the world when erected in 1967 Mamayev Kurgan (Russian: Мамаев Курган) is a dominant height overlooking the city of Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) in southern Russia. ... Volgograd (Russian: ), formerly called Tsaritsyn (Russian: ) (1598–1925) and Stalingrad (Russian: ) (1925–1961) is a city and the administrative center of Volgograd Oblast, Russia. ... The Sydney Opera House is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ... The Petronas Twin Towers (also known as the Petronas Towers or Twin Towers), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were the worlds tallest towers from 1998 to 2004, if measured from the level of the main entrance to the structural top. ... Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (Malay: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - City 243. ... “Big Ben” redirects here. ...

Publications

ASCE sponsors a large number of civil engineering related professional publications in the United States. The Falkirk Wheel in Scotland. ...


A list of journals published by ASCE include:

The Journal of Environmental Engineering is a monthly engineering journal published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. ... The Journal of Hydrologic Engineering is a bimonthly engineering journal, that was first published by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1996 [1]. The journal provides information on the development of new hydrologic methods, theories, and applications to current engineering problems. ... The Journal of Water Resources Management and Planning is a bimonthly engineering journal, that was first published by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1993. ...

Awards

ASCE sponsors numerous awards for outstanding work in various areas of civil engineering, some of which are based on papers submitted to its many journals.


Wesley W. Horner Award

Initially created in 1968 by ASCE's Sanitary Engineering Division, the award is named after former ASCE President Wesley W. Horner. The award is given to a recently peer reviewed published paper in the fields of hydrology, urban drainage, or sewerage. Special consideration is given to private practice engineering work that is recognized as a valuable contribution to the field of environmental engineering.[4] Water covers 70% of the Earths surface. ...


Competitions

ASCE also sponsors competitions for student chapters. Each regional conference determines the events. Two major national competitions include:

  • Concrete Canoe Official Site
  • Steel Bridge (Co-sponsored with AISC) Official Site

A concrete canoe is the term for a canoe made of concrete, typically created for an engineering competition. ...

External links

  • ASCE official website
  • Video about the Seven Wonders of the Modern World according to the ASCE. A virtual satellite tour made with Google Earth (02:38)

References

  1. ^ National Research Council Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects, Meeting 2, March 20, 2006, New Orleans,LA

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The society canvassed its members in 1999 to identify the ten civil engineering achievements that had the greatest positive impact on life in the 20th century.
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