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:
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.
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: