Welcome to the Central Pennsylvania Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers


Penn State Student Honored As 2016 New Faces of Engineering Representative


Steven Mezzacappa, a junior Architectural Engineering student at Penn State University, has been selected by DiscoverE as a civil engineering representative among its 2016 New Faces of Engineering.  The 2016 New Faces of Civil Engineering honored by ASCE - 10 young professionals and 10 college students - served as nominees for DiscoverE's overall New Faces.  Mezzacappa was chosen for the New Faces of Engineering - Collegiate Edition. 

Mezzacappa has been involved in many activities at Penn State, including the Concrete Canoe team, Bridges to Prosperity, Engineers Without Borders USA, and the Council of Lionhearts.  As president of the Bridges to Prosperity chapter, Mezzacappa oversaw the construction of a 30-meter pedestrian bridge in Panama last year.

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Dates Set for the 29th Central Pennsylvania Geotechnical Conference in Hershey


Mark your calendars for January 25-27, 2017!  For exibit, scheduled speakers and other information, visit the conference website by clicking here.


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Board of Director Positions are Still Available for 2016-2017


The following Board positions are still open for 2016-2017:

  • Secretary (Executive Board position)
  • Bucknell University and Messiah College Practitioner Advisors (coordination with the Student Chapter is required prior to securing this position, the Section will help in this coordination)

Please contact Chris Smith or Jason Bowes if you are interested in a Board position or would like to know more about any of these positions.


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2014 Report Card for Pennsylvania's Infrastructure


Most of us take infrastructure for granted in our daily lives - whether it's an easy commute across roads and bridges, clean drinking water and streams, or reliable energy to power our electronic devices. Infrastructure also moves our economy forward transporting goods from ports to roads to store shelves and people from home to work and school. In 2006, the four Sections of ASCE in Pennsylvania joined together to develop the first Report Card for Pennsylvania's Infrastructure. Four year later, the Report Card was updated and released. In June 2014, the third version of the Report Card was released statewide which included thorough assessments for 16 categories ranging from Bridges to Drinking Water to Schools.

Click the image below for grades and information about each category.

Upcoming Events


Please visit our EVENTS page for upcoming events



The Central PA Section would like to thank our 2015-2016 Sponsors

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Not a Section Sponsor? Learn more about promoting your company or organization to over 1,100 civil and architectural engineering professionals by visiting our Section Sponsorship page.

Continuing Education: Free PDHs for ASCE Members


Don't forget to take advantage of the 5 free professional development hours provided through ASCE that are included with your membership each year.  Click here for more information and available courses.

Read the President's Message