ASCE Links

Philadelphia Younger Member Forum (YMF)
American Society of Civil Engineers
Engineers Without Borders USA
ASCE Region 2

University Chapters

Drexel University Advisor: Amir Farnam
Swarthmore College Advisor: Fiona O'Donnell
Temple University Advisor: Bechara Abboud
Villanova University Advisor: Dr. Francis Hampton
Widener University

Advisor: Dr. Xiachao Tang



Institutes and Technical Groups

The Philadelphia Section includes various specialized Institutes and Technical Groups to encourage additional interaction among engineers within specific disciplines. These groups coordinate targeted lectures and events, organize site visits, and host break-out sessions at monthly meetings. Please contact the appropriate Chairperson if you would like to participate or if you have suggestions for events or topics.


Construction Group

Please contact the Construction Group Chair, Bob Wright, if you would like additional information about this group.


Delaware Valley Geo-Institute (DVGI)

The DVGI is a highly developed institute within the Section focusing on geotechnical engineering and engineering geology. Visit the Delaware Valley Geo-Institute website or contact James Beideman, the Institute Chair, for more information about DVGI.


Environmental & Water Resources Group

The Engineering & Water Resources Group is chaired by Eric Lindhult. Please contact him if you would like additional information about this group and its activities. The Philadelphia Chapter is open to all interested parties, including non-ASCE members, to further their goals as environmental resources in the region.


Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)

The Structures Engineering Institute is chaired by Fred Baumert and has a staggering membership of 400 practicing engineers. Their activities have included arranging guest lecturers, short courses, technical meetings with other groups, promoting PDHs, offering training abroad, and providing resources and mentoring to engineering students. Please visit the SEI Philadelphia Chapter Website for their events. The SEI Chair can be contacted at [email protected].


Transportation & Development Institute

Transportation & Development (T&D) Institute's objective is to provide additional value to Philadelphia Section members by providing knowledge and practice in transportation and urban development. If you would like to learn more about the institute, contact T&D Chair William T. Thomsen. If you are interested in joining the team to help us expand in Philadelphia, contact T&D Communication Chair Kazi M. Hassan.


Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute

The Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute (UES) is chaired by Nha Truong. Please contact him if you would like additional information about this group and its activities. 



Continuing Education (CE) & PDH's

The Section offers many affordable and convenient presentations, tours, and technical seminars that qualify for Professional Development Hours (PDHs) to assist professional engineers in maintaining their Professional Certifications and Licenses.   The Section also assists professional engineers in maintaining their required documentation of attendance.

Certificates of Attendance are issued after the Section, Technical Group, and Institute meetings for which the Section believes PDH designation is achieved. These types of events are publicized in advance as “suitable for PDH credit.”  Certificates of Attendance are provided at the conclusion of events to provide attendees with supporting documentation of their completion of the continuing education activity. Please remember to sign out at the meeting's conclusion to document your event completion.

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Professional Engineers' Continuing Education (PDH) Requirements:

Pennsylvania Requirements:

Although the State board holds the ultimate authority over what is acceptable, there is no pre-approval process for continuing education activities in Pennsylvania; however, attendance verification records, in the form of completion certificates or other documents supporting evidence of attendance, are required to be kept by attendees for five (5) years. For additional information about Pennsylvania continuing education requirements, please visit the PA State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists website.

New Jersey Requirements:

New Jersey law gives the State Board authority to pre-approve PDH activities; however, the State Board has suspended its course pre-approval procedure. This suspension does not absolve the professional engineer from the necessity of obtaining the required number of PDHs. For additional information about New Jersey PDH requirements, please visit the NJ Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors website.

Visit our Repository of Past events to view or download sign-out sheets.