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. Its constitution was based on the older Boston Society of Civil Engineers from 1848.
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|Founded||November 5, 1852|
|Focus||Purpose 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.|
|Method||Industry standards, conferences, publications|
|Thomas W. Smith III|
|US $56.8 million (2019)|
|Endowment||US $32.2 million (2019)|
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. It has more than 152,000 members in 177 countries. 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.