about us

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society. 


Provide essential value to our members and partners, advance civil engineering, and serve the public good.

In carrying out that mission, ASCE:


ASCE is the world's largest publisher of civil engineering information ¡V producing more than 50,000 pages in 2000. The Society publishes the monthly magazine Civil Engineering, a monthly newspaper ASCE news, the quarterly Geo-Strata for the Geo-Institute, the annual ASCE calendar, 28 technical and professional journals (available in print, CD-ROM and on the Internet), and a variety of books including acquired titles, conference proceedings, committee reports, manuals of practice, standards and monographs. The 93,000-entry Civil Engineering Database is available, along with many other resources for practicing civil engineers including a complete catalog of ASCE publications.

Codes and Standards

To ensure safer buildings, water systems and other civil engineering works, ASCE develops technical codes and standards that often are adopted by federal, state and local governments. For example, ASCE's national standard for building loads (ASCE 7) is part of the three major U.S. model codes.


To encourage greater information sharing among civil engineers around the globe, ASCE has signed 67 international agreements of cooperation with sister societies. The Society also serves members in 153 nations and maintains nine Sections, one Branch and 15 Groups in 25 countries.

The Hong Kong Section

The Hong Kong Section is the local Section of ASCE to which ASCE members in Hong Kong belong. It includes engineers from different branches of Civil Engineering ¡V structural, geotechnical, construction, environmental, materials, water resources, etc.

The ASCE Hong Kong International Group (the Group) held its Inaugural General Meeting on 25th July 1997 and was registered with the Hong Kong Government Licensing Office under the Societies Ordinance on 4th September 1997. As a result of its successful operation the Group was upgraded as a Section by the ASCE Board of Direction on 18th October, 1998. In April 2001 the Hong Kong Section received the Award of Merit from the ASCE Headquarters in recognition of its outstanding performance in 2000.


As provided in the Constitution of the Society and in practice, the functions of the Section are intended:

The ASCE Hong Kong Section welcomes your participation and involvement. All ASCE members who have paid local dues can vote for the Officers and Directors and are eligible to be elected in the Board and various Committees of this Section. To find out more about ASCE, please visit the ASCE website today at www.asce.org or contact the Section's Secretary at telephone or emal.

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