ASCE renews pacts with 9 countries’ engineering associations
Former Region 10 Director (2016-19) Brett Phillips, far left, and ASCE 2021 President Jean-Louis Briaud, far right, join representatives of sister civil engineering societies at the ASCE 2022 Convention.
ASCE has agreements of cooperation with 84 fellow engineering societies across the globe to work together on and promote common interests. At the ASCE 2022 Convention in Anaheim, California, the leaders of several such societies were on hand to renew their agreements. They included:
- Federal Council of Engineering and Agronomy (CONFEA), Brazil
- Brazilian Association of Civil Engineers (ABENC)
- Federated College of Engineers and Architects of Costa Rica (CFIA)
- Ghana Institute of Engineers (GHIE)
- Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE)
- Mongolian Association of Civil Engineers (MACE)
- Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE)
- Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE)
- Portugal Order of Engineers (OE)
- Association of Engineers of Roads, Canals and Ports and of Civil Engineering (AICCPIC), Spain
International mission takes ASCE president to Middle East, India
ASCE 2022 President Dennis Truax conducted a consequential international trip in September that reinforced the Society’s ties with civil engineers and students. Truax, joined by Executive Director Tom Smith, met with a number of ASCE sections and student chapters in Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and India, and reinforced affiliations with societies together from Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, and several other countries.
In Cairo, Truax and Smith met with the Egypt Section and its board, as well as with student chapters from the American University in Cairo, the German University in Cairo, and Ain Shams University. In Abu Dhabi, the leaders met with the board of the UAE Section and the student chapter at Abu Dhabi University. On the way to the Dubai airport, Truax and Smith briefly visited the city’s inspiring new Museum of the Future, which echoes some of the themes of ASCE’s Future World Vision. As stated at the museum’s entrance, “The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it. It isn’t something you await, but rather create.” In India, the ASCE leaders met with section leaders and members on their way to and during the Civil Engineering Conference in the Asian Region.