Welcome to Sustainability at the Pittsburgh Section

Thank you for visiting the central location for the topic of sustainability at the Pittsburgh Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

As the stewards of society's physical infrastructure, it is incumbent on civil engineers to lead the next shift in sustainable planning, design and construction.

ASCE defines "sustainability" as follows (emphasis added by ASCE Pittsburgh Section):

"A set of environmental, economic and social conditions in which all of society has the capacity and opportunity to maintain and improve its quality of life indefinitely without degrading the quantity, quality or availability of natural, economic, and social resources."

As civil engineers it is our duty to current and future generations that we maintain and improve the quality of life without degrading our resources in all aspects of our projects where possible. We also must educate ourselves on the most current sustainable design techniques, technological developments and best practices in the industry.

This page is dedicated to providing Pittsburgh area civil engineers and ASCE members a central location for the latest information regarding Sustainability at the ASCE Pittsburgh Section.

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Also check out the ASCE National Committee of Sustainability to see what the Society is doing as a whole.

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