American Society of Civil Engineers

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is a tax-exempt professional body founded in 1852 to represent members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, it is the oldest national engineering society in the United States.[4] Its constitution was based on the older Boston Society of Civil Engineers from 1848.[5]

American Society of Civil Engineers
AbbreviationASCE
FoundedNovember 5, 1852; 168 years ago (1852-11-05)
TypeEngineering society
FocusPurpose of the group is the advancement of the science and profession of Civil engineering and the enhancement of human welfare through the activities of society members.[1]
Location
Area served
Worldwide
MethodIndustry standards, conferences, publications
Members
152,000[2]
Official language
English
President
Jean-Louis Briaud
Executive Director
Thomas W. Smith III
Revenue
US $56.8 million (2019)[3]
EndowmentUS $32.2 million (2019)[3]
Employees
250
Websiteasce.org

ASCE is dedicated to the advancement of the science and profession of civil engineering and the enhancement of human welfare through the activities of society members.[1] It has more than 152,000 members in 177 countries.[2] Its mission is to provide essential value to members, their careers, partners, and the public; facilitate the advancement of technology; encourage and provide the tools for lifelong learning; promote professionalism and the profession; develop and support civil engineers.[1]