• Register yourself for 2013 ASCE Annual Conference

    by  • September 5, 2013 • Editorial, News from ASCE, Recent News for Civil Engineers • 1 Comment

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    CIVIL ENGINEERS – THE FOUNDATION OF THE NATION

    Don’t miss essential discussions with your peers about best practices, emerging trends and challenges, technology and infrastructure during the 143rd Annual Civil Engineering Conference program. No other event provides the number of opportunities to network with experts and leaders or the mix of topical discussions that will be relevant to your career.

    Below are just a few of the companies with employees who have already registered. Don’t be left out!
    AECOM
    SmithGroup
    New York City Department of Transportation
    Pennoni Associates
    Merrimack College
    URS Corporation
    Duke Energy
    KPMG
    Parsons Brinckerhoff
    Kimley-Horn and Associates
    The Danish Society of Engineers
    Minneapolis Water Works
    Ohio Department of Transportation
    Stantec Consulting Services
    City of Charlotte
    Orchard Hiltz and McCliment
    Fisher & Arnold
    University of Texas at Austin
    City of Henderson
    Global COGO
    Los Angeles World Airports
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    CH2M Hill
    Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers
    Richland County Public Works
    You still have time to register, but the advance registration deadline is fast approaching. Register today.

    PROGRAM

    The ASCE Annual Program Committee has worked to develop a well-rounded program of sessions that educate and reinforce topics relevant to being a learned perspective of the participants. Building from last year’s outstanding program in Montreal, the program is scheduled toexplore the changes shaping the profession today and in the future.

    View Preliminary Program/Register Today!/Download Registration Form

    Subject to Change

    Wednesday, October 9

    7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Registration
    8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
    Short Courses
    12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    ASCE 11th Annual Communitiy Service Project
    1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    Technical Tours
    2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
    NoDa Brewing Company Tour
    6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    Ice Breaker Reception at the NASCAR HALL OF FAME

    Thursday, October 10

    7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Registration
    7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    ASCE Communities & Pavilion
    7:30 – 8:45 a.m.
    Student Welcome Breakfast & Orientation Program
    8:45 – 10:45 a.m.
    Opening Plenary Session
    10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Guest Orientation and Tour
    10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
    Networking Break
    11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.
    Concurrent Sessions
    12:15 – 2:15 p.m.
    Celebration of Leaders Luncheon
    2:15 – 3:45 p.m.
    New Distinguished Lecture Series
    2:15 – 3:45 p.m.
    Concurrent Sessions
    3:45 – 4:15 p.m.
    Networking Break
    4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
    Concurrent Sessions
    6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    Dine Around
    6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    International Dinner

    Friday, October 11

    7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Registration
    7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    ASCE Communities & Pavilion
    7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
    Leadership and Society Awards Breakfast
    9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
    Industry Leaders Forum
    10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
    Netoworking Break
    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Concurrent Sessions
    12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
    Lunch on Your Own
    1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
    Concurrent Sessions
    1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
    New Distinguished Lecture Series
    1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
    Taste and Glide Tour
    2:45 – 3:00 p.m.
    Networking Break
    3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    ASCE Annual Business Meeting
    4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
    Networking Break
    4:30 – 5:30
    Concurrent Sessions

    Saturday, October 12

    7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Registration
    7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    ASCE Communities & Pavilion
    7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
    Continental Breakfast
    7:15 – 8:00 a.m.
    Order of the Engineer Ceremony
    8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
    New Distinguished Lecture Series
    8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
    Concurrent Sessions
    9:45 – 11:15 a.m.
    Concurrent Sessions
    11:30 a.m.  – 1:30 a.m.
    ASCE Luncheon & Closing General Session
    2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    CYM Networking Roundtable

    The Annual 2013 Program will include sessions on the following topics:

    • Technical Sessions – Today’s business professionals want to know the best of the best by bringing cross-disciplinary issues, ideas, or innovation together. What are some of the new “cutting edge” endeavors in the Civil Engineering professional field?
    • Technology – Technology and innovation in civil engineering are crucial to keeping up with the demands of clients and society. What are some examples of some “game-changing” technologies and innovations that have helped to significantly enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of civil engineering?
    • Infrastructure & Economic Development – The nation’s infrastructure is the foundation of our economy. In recent testimony before Congress, ASCE urged economic recovery legislation to contain significant new funding for many of the nation’s aging infrastructure systems – the indispensable lifelines of our economy. Discuss the state of the industry in design, construction and project management. The sustainability of the Nation’s infrastructure is at risk. As experts working in the “built environment,” what additional initiatives should ASCE and the civil engineering communities undertake to fulfill their professional responsibilities to the public in this area?
    • State & Federal Policy Affecting the Engineering Profession – From Qualification Based Selection to State Report Cards, we need to be more active in Policy-Making and implementation. What actions are required to highlight and address the needs and how can ASCE and the civil engineering community be more effective in these processes?
    • Emerging Trends & Challenges to our Industry – Many of the evolutions in design practice, disaster response, communication with stakeholders, or simply communicating effectively with the recent civil engineering graduates is requiring new means and modes of communication. Is the business of civil engineering sustainable without change and what are the concerns about change?
    • Development of the Civil Engineering Profession – In a world of rapid population growth, changing climate, environmental concerns, and a greatly expanded “Body of Knowledge”, what are the experiences, credentials, and skills required of the 21st Century Civil Engineer? The best practices in the areas of Business and Leadership apply here. From entry level to CEOs what are the leadership qualities needed to face the challenges affecting the civil engineering community? Be prepared to be challenged to unlearn some old habits and beliefs.
    • Mechanisms for Financing Infrastructure – The most challenging aspect of any infrastructure idea is funding the concept. Designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining sustainable infrastructure may be a widely accepted concepts until funding is discussed. As reported by the ASCE Infrastructure Report Card, the infrastructure needs greatly exceed resources to repair or replace. While there is no single solution, innovative funding mechanisms or changes to existing funding methods may bring some relief. Identifying the correct mechanism and effective advocacy are keys to funding and success.
    • Leadership – Today’s leaders need more than just a good engineering background and a willingness to lead. They need new tools and new skills to help them adapt to rapidly changing business and economic conditions. They need to understand how to build multi-disciplinary teams, often across geo-political, language and cultural boundaries. How can civil engineering leaders overcome these challenges and obstacles in order to succeed for their teams and clients? What new approaches and techniques have worked for them to stay competitive in the local, national and global marketplace?
    • Professional Development – A goal of any profession is to provide guidance to its members on objectives, accomplishments, leadership, and work positions that demonstrate personal success to the individual and their peers. If the civil engineering profession wants to attract and retain the “best and brightest” talent, we need to show engineers and aspiring engineers pathways and qualities needed for advancement and how to develop the appropriate mix of leadership, management, and technical capability. Is there confusion or frustration with the workforce concerning opportunities and how should employers, mentors, and ASCE respond to these needs?
    • Best Practices/Hot Issues – Share your experience and knowledge! ASCE promotes the use of best practices across the world of civil engineering. Share your experiences, methods, and techniques. This is your opportunity to expand on the “Hot Issues” the profession is currently facing.