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



Centennial Books Have Arrived!

The books have arrived! Books will be sold at the upcoming Spring Social and can be ordered (and shipped) via this link:

Order your copy of the ASCE Philadelphia Centennial Book here!

Orders will be processed monthly.

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:

Jen Reigle
Pennoni Associates
1900 Market Street
Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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
Public Info/Relations
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!

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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.



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Presidents Message - May 2017




As my President’s term winds down, I would like to thank the dedicated Section Board members, who I had the pleasure to work with over the last year. The Section continues to be successful due to their passion and commitment. I would like to thank: Cathy Farrell for organizing our fantastic schedule of monthly Section Dinner Meetings; Angelo Waters for his coordination with PDH credits and coordination with our Technical Groups and Institutes; Briana Earle and Mohamed Elghway for coordinating the monthly Section email blast, and managing all the Section’s correspondence; Marc Preim and Jennifer Reigle for handling all the finances and keeping the Section’s budget on target; Nha Truong for keeping up to date on all the membership information, preparing the slide show that gets presented at every Section dinner meeting, and sending the Section’s email blast. Also, I would like to thank our Directors who handle many tasks - Troy Illig for coordinating the dinner meeting logistics at Maggiano’s and planning the always anticipated Spring Social on May 4th; Andrew Bechtel for heading the scholarship committee; Spencer Finch for advancing grand plans to memorialize engineering feats in the area; Kazi Hassan for bringing Dream Big to Philadelphia, Joe Natale for being the Section’s webmaster; and Jeanien Price for heading the check-in table at our monthly dinner meetings. Thanks to Josh Amsler, Dennis MacBride, Jay McKelvey, Eric Lindhult, and Bill Thomsen for providing leadership to our Technical Groups and Institutes; and Kevin Brown for his leadership with the active Younger Member Forum. Last but not least, I would like to extend a thank you to Bob Wright for all that he does for the Section. He wears many hats, serving as the Section’s Editor-in-Chief of THE NEWS and the chair of the awards committee, but most notably is a fantastic mentor and resource for the Section.

Again, I want to thank the Section for great support throughout the year. It has truly been an honor and pleasure to serve such a great group. With your support and active participation, the Section continues to thrive, and is well positioned to continue its successful and esteemed history. Thank you!

Sincerely, Guy DiMartino, P.E.

President, ASCE Philadelphia Section