About ASCE

About ASCE

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents 130,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society. ASCE's vision is to position engineers as global leaders building a better quality of life.

The practice of civil engineering is broad and diverse, ranging from power generation and maritime technology to structural and transportation engineering. Similarly, the actions of ASCE support and bolster a wide range of goals and practices. The best way of exploring ASCE is through the ASCE web site located at http://www.asce.org/. Some of the information located on the ASCE web site is highlighted here: