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    2013 AnnuAl RepoRt AmERiCAn SoCiEty of Civil EnginEERS


    (c) 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers

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    leAdeRship MessAge Preparing for Tomorrow ....................................04

    pRogRAM And Activities 2013 by the Numbers ......................................06

    infRAstRuctuRe Urging Investment for the Future .........................11

    RAise the BAR Enhancing Education for Licensure .....................17

    sustAinABility Advancing Education, Rating Projects .................18

    finAnciAl stAteMent Maintainig a Strong Position .............................22

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    leAdeRship MessAge

    Patrick J. Natale , P.E., F.ASCE Executive Director

    Gregory E. DiLoreto , P.E., P.L.S., D.WRE, F.ASCE 2013 President

  • preparing for tomorrow In 2013, we celebrated the past and looked to the future. In Section centennial celebrations around the country, we honored the dedication and enduring impact our Society has on the profession. In looking forward, we championed infrastructure investment, continued leading the charge to raise the bar for the engineering education required for licensure, advanced the use of a new sustainable infrastructure rating system and laid the foundation for our global strategy. Through our efforts, we strengthened the profession and made inroads creating a more sustainable world.

    At last, the nation had positive news about the

    state of our infrastructure. The 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure revealed that the grades improved slightly from a D to a D+ , showing that real progress has been made and reinforcing the success of our advocacy efforts. In

    addition, ASCE’s Failure to Act economic studies revealed the long-term economic advantages of improving our infrastructure and helped support the call for the development of long-term infrastructure funding. ASCE had over 1,000 media mentions in the week following the Report Card’s release underscoring our role as an expert on infrastructure.

    We also saw growing support for our Raise the Bar initiative which focuses on the need for more in-depth educational requirements to prepare engineers to successfully lead the development of 21st century infrastructure and to protect the public. Our members engaged in active discussions and strategy sessions focused on

    identifying target states to begin advocacy efforts for change. Through communications training workshops, we expanded the number of Raise the Bar champions, and these individuals then fanned out across the country sharing the message in their communities.

    As a hallmark of our sustainability initiative, the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, which we co-founded, reached two important milestones this year. It completed verification of both gold and platinum level projects using the Envision system which assesses the extent to which an infrastructure project conforms to the principles of sustainable development, and conferred credentials on more than 1,000 Envision Sustainability Professionals (ENV SP). ASCE also reached its goal of achieving gold certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system for our headquarters building in Reston, Virginia.

    The ASCE brand is stronger than ever. Our membership in 2013 grew by over 3,000 with more than 500 new student members joining as a result of the Presidential outreach trip to India. We are also exploring opportunities for more Indian engineers to join ASCE and take advantage of our products and services.

    As the national economy slowly recovers, we have continued to carefully manage our resources and pursue our strategic initiatives to strengthen the profession and better serve society. By honoring our past and preparing for tomorrow, our Society is strongly positioned to be a global leader in today’s challenging world, and to take full advantage of future opportunities.

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    50 states represented at the ASCE 2013 Legislative Fly-In

    1,500 Key Contact messages sent to elected officials

    300 in-person mem- ber visits with federal legislators

    2013 By the nuMBeRs mEmbERS EngAgE in A widE vARiEty of SoCiEty

    122,000 Civil Engineering magazine mobile app downloads to date

    334 eBook and standards titles available for download

    54,000 ASCE SmartBrief subscribers

    127 high school students enrolled in Civil Engineering Clubs™

    12 pilot Civil Engineering Clubs™ started by ASCE members

    22 years of Steel Bridge competition

    620 students who competed in the Steel Bridge competition

    2225 Troop number of the Girl Scout team from Modesto, CA who won ASCE’s Most Innovative Design of Infrastructure Systems Award at the Future City Competition national finals in Washington, DC

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    2013 By the nuMBeRs mEmbERS EngAgE in A widE vARiEty of SoCiEty

    26 years of the annual Concrete Canoe competition

    23 teams that competed in the 2013 Concrete Canoe competition

    66 ASCE members trained on “Changing the Conversation” for K-12 outreach

    76 international Agreements of Cooperation

    15 years of the ExCEEd Teaching Workshop for CE faculty

    24 CE faculty who attended the 2013 ExCEEd Workshop

    18,000 professionals accessed myLearning to track their PDHs

    40,000 engineers who participated in ASCE continuing education webinars

    100 number of new ASCE continuing education webinar programs

    115,000 members of ASCE’s LinkedIn group

    17,000 followers of ASCETweets 23,000 ASCE Facebook followers

    47 CE applicants for New Faces of Engineering – College edition

  • promoting infrastructure Advocacy More than 190 ASCE members from 50 states came to Washington, DC and honed their skills influencing public policy as part of ASCE’s 2013 Legislative Fly-In. Society members learned

    about the findings of the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure and fanned accross Capitol Hill sharing the message with lawmakers. In over 300 Congressional office visits, members discussed the need for infrastructure investment and how the Water Resources Development Act and improvements to transportation infrastructure funding and financing can help improve future grades.

    peer Reviews of public Agencies provide insight, promote efficiencies Seven government engineering agencies were strengthened this year by going through ASCE’s Peer Review program, which has helped federal, state and local agencies improve the management and quality of their services, and better protect public safety.

    insights: industry leaders contribute perspectives From managing highway mega-projects to overseeing the Ports of New York and New Jersey, our Industry Leaders Council’s long-running series of Insights podcasts continued in 2013 with compelling perspectives and career insights shared by six noted civil engineer leaders.

    global partnerships explored in Asia As part of the Society’s strategy to forge partnerships with civil engineering allies in India, ASCE’s executive leadership discussed opportunities for collaboration during their international outreach trip. A new generation of global engineers felt inspired by the ASCE Vision and our plans for the future; more than 500 students in India signed up to join ASCE after a presentation by President DiLoreto.

    15 years helping enhance educational instruction More than 24 civil engineering educators improved their teaching skills and learned techniques to inspire the next generation of civil engineers as participants in the Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Teaching workshop held at Iowa State University this year.

    2013 pRogRAMs

  • Bridges, train terminal and crane designated historic landmarks Helping showcase the impact of civil engineering in nation building, the Society officially recognized two bridges as new National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks. They include the Waterford Bridges in New York and the Lake Ponchartrain Causeway Bridge in Louisiana. The Grand Central Terminal in New York also received historic landmark recognition as part of its 100th anniversary celebration.

    The Titan Crane at Clydesbank in Scotland was designated both a Civil and Mechanical Engineering Landmark and recognized jointly by ASCE, the American Society for Mechanical Engineers, and the UK’s Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The Titan Crane marks the 49th international historic civil engineering landmark.

    Bridges highlighted in online outreach Resources For educators, parents and children interested in civil engineering, new online content on bridges released this year provides an in-depth look at the

    history, design and structural challenges of bridge building. As part of the Civil What?! section of ASCEville, the online outreach resource designed to engage and inform elementary and middle school students, the


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