Welcome to the Philadelphia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Centennial Book!

To memorialize our 100th Anniversary season and cite the many local landmarks, facilities and efforts that have been brought "to life" by members of our Section over that time, we are creating a keepsake commemorative Centennial Book. The first set of orders are being shipped out this month so there are limited supplies of this book remaining! The final proof of the book will be available for a sneak peek at the January dinner meeting. At future dinner meetings, ASCE Board Members will have a limited number of copies for sale. In addition, you can order this book via the link below:

Order your copy of the ASCE Philadelphia Centennial Book here!

Orders will be processed monthly with anticipated arrival dates at the middle of the month, starting in February

2017 Scholarship Program

The Section offers three distinct scholarships:

1. ASCE Delaware Valley Engineers Week Scholarship
2. ASCE Student Scholarship
3. ASCE Section Member Scholarship

Please visit our Awards Page for more information on how to apply and the requirements

Submittal Deadline: Applications (including recommendations) must be submitted by February 3, 2017 to Andrew Bechtel.

ASCE Presents - Dream Big: Engineering Wonders of the World

ASCE is proud to announce that Dream Big: Engineering Wonders of the World, will premiere in giant-screen theaters Engineers Week, February 2017.

Combined with educational programming and powerful media, Dream Big will:
Inform the public about the important work engineers do, helping to heighten interest and change perceptions about the profession
Inspire young people to consider careers in engineering
Answer the demand for K-12 engineering education resources, in alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards

Stay tuned for more information on how you can view ASCE Dream Big film here in Philadelphia.

WATCH THE DREAM BIG TRAILER!

Notice: Philadelphia Section New Mailing Address

This summer the Engineers’ Club closed its office and will be using its own Post Office Box, which will not be available to other societies as it has in the past. We thank the Club for its assistance with this over the years. Accordingly, Urban Engineers has generously offered to be our “mail drop” for the foreseeable future.

We would suggest that you continue to reach us through our website (www.asce-philly.org) and our e-mail address, info@asce-philly.org, as you need. If you must send us hard copy (non-financial) items, please direct them as follows:

ASCE Philadelphia Section
c/o Urban Engineers, Inc.
530 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Beginning this season, if you’re paying by check to attend Section dinner meetings, please include 1) a copy of receipt generated when registering for the event with your check 2) the event name in the check’s memo. Checks can be mailed to:

Marc Preim
STV Inc.
1818 Market Street
Suite 1410
Philadelphia, PA 19103-3616

As a reminder, if you opt to reserve for a Section meeting or event through our website, and would prefer to pay by check, you can certainly bring your check to the meeting and pay at the door. There will be no “at the door” penalty for reservations made by the deadline in this instance.

ASCE Call for Volunteers - Philadelphia Section Committees 

We are looking for motivated volunteers to support/lead our various committees.  As you can see from below, there is no shortage of options.

- Scholarship
Social
Membership
Public Info/Relations
Awards
Publications
Section History and Heritage
Legislative Affairs
Government Employee Outreach
Humphrey Fund
Delaware Valley Science Fair Judging
Engineers Week Programing
Professional Development/Continuing Education
OTHER (Is there something you want the Section to focus on? – Let us Know!)

If you are interested in joining any of the above committees or just want to learn about what these committees are all about please contact our Section Membership Secretary, Nha Truong (Nha.Truong@phila.gov) or our Section President, Guy DiMartino (gdimartino@trafficpd.com).

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Special Offer on ASCE webinars for Philadelphia Section Members

Did you know that as a Philadelphia Section member you get a discount on ASCE National Webinars? Plus some of the registration fee comes back to help fund other Section activities!

Live Webinars: http://mylearning.asce.org/diweb/catalog/t/2125/c/79

ASCE's live webinars provide cost-effective training for large and small groups. Use Promo Code WEBPHISEC to secure your preferred rate.

On-Demand Webinars: http://mylearning.asce.org/diweb/catalog/t/2135/c/79

ASCE's on-demand webinars provide real-world knowledge and convenient delivery to fit your demanding schedule. Use Promo Code WEBPHISEC to secure your preferred rate.

Local News Story Features ASCE's Report Card for Pennsylvania's Infrastructure

In June of 2014, the Philadelphia Section, along with the other three Pennsylvania Sections, simultaneously released the 2014 Report Card for Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure across the state. Immediately after its release, the Report Card garnered a lot of publicity in the newspapers and on local television news reports. Even more recently, in November of 2014, the report card prepared at the national level received a lot of attention by way of a story that aired on CBS 60 minutes. Shortly after that story aired, the Philadelphia Section was contacted by a local reporter to do a story that discusses the infrastructure needs of Pennsylvania. Having recently completed the PA Report Card, the Philadelphia Section was able to work with NBC Philadelphia to provide some technical expertise related to infrastructure.

Here is a video that NBC Philadelphia ran on February 12, 2015 that looks at the issues surrounding Pennsylvania’s structurally deficient bridges. To read the full article, visit NBC's website by clicking here: Bad Bridges Slow Response Time for Firefighters.

 

2014 Report Card on PA's Infrastructure - Press Release Announcement

The 2014 Report Card for Pennsylvania's Infrastructure was officially released at 12:01 AM on June 25, 2014. The PA Report Card assigns letter grades in several categories including transportation, public transit, water resources, and other important infrastructure topics relating to public safety and economic development. The Philadelphia Section held a press conference at 30th Street Station to release and discuss the Report Card.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Visit our EVENTS PAGE for all upcoming events.


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Our Partners

Announcements

Presidents Message - January 2017

 

 

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
 

With the holidays upon us, hopefully everyone gets some time to spend with friends and family to relax and celebrate the holidays and accomplishments over the last year. The Section certainly had a very busy year with a number of well-attended dinner meetings, joint meetings, and ever-growing student outreach activities to name a few. We are excited to kick-off the new year with our joint meeting with ASHE in January.

Over the last few months, there were a few notable awards that I would like to further recognize and am proud of as a Widener alum. Kevin Brown, our YMF President (and Widener alum), was recognized by ASCE National as one of three Practitioner Advisors to receive the 2016 Outstanding Practitioner Award for his work and dedication to the Temple and Widener University ASCE Student Chapters. Also, current Widener ASCE Student Chapter member, Derek Harzinski, was recognized by ASCE National as one of three student members to receive the 2016 Student Leadership Award for his leadership and dedication to the University’s Student Chapter. Finally, to complete the Widener “trifecta”, Dr. Vicki Brown, the Chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering (and former Section Board member), was named a Distinguished University Professor for her excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.

Finally, don't forget that National and Philadelphia Section ASCE membership renewals are due by the end of the year. Access to the 5 free PDH credits included as part of membership can help as the 2017 PA PE renewal approaches.

I hope everyone has a safe, healthy and happy holiday season!

Sincerely, Guy DiMartino, P.E.

President, ASCE Philadelphia Section