Event Detail

ASCE Centennial Celebration – ASCE’s Future World Vision

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 5:30pm

The ASCE Cincinnati Section will conclude its Centennial Celebration with a meeting on Thursday, November 12, 2020.  The meeting will include dinner and a presentation about ASCE’s Future World Vision - Infrastructure Reimagined.   ASCE’s Future World Vision is a bold, comprehensive project to anticipate, reimagine, and prepare for the future.  The presentation will be by Gerald E. “Jerry” Buckwalter ASCE National Chief Operating and Strategy Officer.   The location and details of the meeting are TBD.

The presentation will look at the exciting future of civil engineering and the built environment.  From autonomous vehicles to the most cutting-edge green technologies, the built environment is being reshaped before our eyes. Exciting as it is, these changes breed challenges. The future will require a new way of doing things - a new approach and a new vision.  ASCE’s Future World Vision will help ensure that the decisions we make as civil engineers, in building high-tech, resilient, and sustainable communities of the future, optimize desirable outcomes while avoiding undesirable and unintended consequences. Civil engineers, in reimagining the world, must adapt how we design, build, operate, and maintain our infrastructure systems.  Using data-driven, in-depth, scenario-planning analysis, Future World Vision puts civil engineers in position to lead not just today but five decades into the future.  It will be a wide ranging and exciting presentation about civil engineering and the future.  More information about the Future World Vision can be found at:  https://www.futureworldvision.org/

Jerry Buckwalter became ASCE’s Chief Operating and Strategy Officer on June 4, 2019.   He is helping to shape the Society’s strategic direction and is responsible to oversee and develop ASCE’s Future World Vision project. Mr. Buckwalter has more than 35 years of experience leading the development of strategies and solutions in multiple organizations with diverse missions. Prior to joining ASCE, he worked for Northrop Grumman, where he served in several capacities, including director of corporate strategy, information systems and business development, and as vice president of homeland security.  During his decades of experience working in the infrastructure sector, Buckwalter served in various appointed roles on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council under both Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. He is a member of the board of the Center for Public Policy Innovation.  Mr. Buckwalter has been a member of the ASCE Industry Leaders Council since 2009 and received the 2018 ASCE William H. Wisely American Civil Engineer Award.