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About ASCE


The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society.

ASCE stands at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society’s economic and social engine – the built environment – while protecting and restoring the natural environment.

Through the expertise of its active membership, ASCE is a leading provider of technical and professional conferences and continuing education, the world’s largest publisher of civil engineering content, and an authoritative source for codes and standards that protect the public.

The global organization, headquartered in Reston, VA has the following goals:

  • An ever-growing number of people in the civil engineering realm are members of, and engage in, ASCE.
  • Civil engineers develop and apply innovative, state-of-the-art practices and technologies.
  • All infrastructure is safe, resilient, and sustainable.
  • ASCE advances the educational and professional standards for civil engineers.
  • The public values civil engineers’ essential role in society.
  • ASCE excels in strategic and operational effectiveness.

For more about the Society, check out their webpage

The Pittsburgh Section

The Pittsburgh Section of ASCE has nearly 1700 members and represents engineering and construction interests for communities throughout western Pennsylvania.

The Pittsburgh Section hosts several technical and networking events through out the year, including the Annual Kick-off Dinner and Life Member Recognition Banquet in the Fall and the Engineers Week Awards Banquet in February.  Our five technical institutes offer monthly or bi-monthly discipline focused seminars and dinner events providing PDH’s to our membership. The Younger Member Forum (YMF) is also very active hosting monthly opportunities for young professionals and college students to gain leadership, networking, and industry skills.  

Our Mission

Providing essential value to our members, their careers, our partners, and the public by developing leadership, advancing technology, advocating lifelong learning, and promoting the profession.

The Pittsburgh Section has set three guiding principles. They are:

  • To engage our membership in public, legislative, and the media outreach initiatives to spread awareness of infrastructure problems, funding shortfalls, and the need to take corrective action.
  • To promote civil engineering as a career path for today’s youth through educational outreach and participation in such events as Future Cities, Science Fairs, School Visits.
  • To build and maintain professional and technical skills for our members to better meet the needs of today’s marketplace.



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