American Society of Civil Engineers Advances Members’ Knowledge with Online Resources, by Seth Chalmers

Posted on October 18, 2012


Founded in New York City in 1852, The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is the oldest national engineering society in the United States. Today, ASCE provides publications and programs for more than 140,000 members to advance the discipline of civil engineering. ASCE strives to offer lifelong learning opportunities for members, develop civil engineering leaders, and promote environmental stewardship.

As part of its educational commitment, ASCE produces more than 55,000 pages of technical content annually. The organization publishes 31 online and print journals, along with proceedings from its conferences, committee reports, practice manuals, and other content. Plus, ASCE hosts an Online Research Library that contains more than 600,000 pages of technical content, and it also maintains a complete web-based publications catalog. These resources ensure ready access of learning materials to ASCE’s worldwide members.

Thanks to its communications efforts, ASCE facilitates transfer of research results and policy, technical, and managerial knowledge sharing among its membership base. ASCE is keeping pace with information technology advances to keep civil engineers up-to-date on cutting-edge concepts in their field.

About the Author
Seth Chalmers has over two decades of civil and traffic engineering experience and today provides consulting through his company, Chalmers Engineering Services. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and other prestigious professional organizations.

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