American Society of Civil Engineers

The American Society of Civil Engineers ( ASCE ) is the professional association of civil engineers in the United States. The Association is the oldest engineering society in the United States.


The association was founded in 1852 by twelve engineers in the offices of the Croton Aqueduct as the American Society of Civil Engineers and Architects. The headquarters of the ASCE is in Reston. The association has around 140,000 members.


They provide, among other things:

  • Nathan M. Newmark Medal
  • Maurice A. Biot Medal
  • Arthur Casagrande Award
  • J. James R. Croes Medal
  • Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize
  • Raymond D. Mindlin Medal
  • Roebling Award
  • Von Karman Medal
  • Terzaghi Award
  • Terzaghi Lecture