American Society of Civil Engineers Forms a Northwest Indiana Branch
Local civil engineers are forming a Northwest Indiana Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). ASCE is an international non-profit voluntary organization of Civil Engineers with over 150,000 members, which is spread over 177 countries worldwide. Founded in 1852, ASCE is considered the nation’s oldest engineering Society. For details, visit www.asce.org.
ASCE members are at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society’s economic and social engine that includes; roads, highways, bridges, buildings, treatment plants, flood protection levee systems, drinking wells, water supply, storm water drainages and sanitary sewer systems, etc., while protecting and restoring the natural environment.
It is estimated that there are currently over 500 civil engineers in private and public sectors in northwest Indiana. The new local Branch will provide a common platform to discuss and evaluate various infrastructure concerns and make a positive impact in the region. A local ASCE Branch will also serve as a bridge between the younger generation, and the civil engineering students of Purdue University Northwest and Valparaiso Universities to the practicing engineers. The organization plans to arrange technical seminars to enhance the knowledge, keep the engineers current with various development, and will provide the necessary Professional Development Hours (PDH) that are required for all practicing Civil Engineers in the state of Indiana.