Civil engineers launch nation’s first utilities pipeline and surveying institute

Source:American Society of Civil Engineers

Civil engineers launch nation’s first utilities pipeline and surveying institute

With the premier of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) new Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI), civil engineers have one more reason to “dig” their profession.

ASCE’s President Robert D. Stevens, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE and inaugural UESI President Randall C. Hill, P.E., F.ASCE unveiled the new institute in a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at the association’s 2015 Pipelines Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

ASCE’s 9th technical institute, UESI will be the first national organization designed to embrace professionals engaged in utility and pipeline infrastructure engineering regardless of the products they transport, as well as surveying professionals. Once fully operational in October, the institute will be the worldwide leader in establishing standards and manuals of practice that reflect state-of- the-art engineering practices including planning, design, construction, operations and asset management for utility infrastructure and surveying.

The vision of ASCE’s President Robert Stevens, whose leadership path began in ASCE’s technical institutes, UESI will provide a home for pipeline and utility infrastructure engineers and surveyors where they can collectively work to strengthen the two professions.

“Technical excellence has always been at the heart of ASCE and its mission, said Stevens, Ph.D., P.E, president of ASCE. “The establishment of UESI will give our members working in these fields an organization focused on their needs and unique opportunities to work together using ASCE’s strong, recognized brand to push for innovations.”

UESI is led by a 10-member board of governors from a variety of utility pipeline and surveying disciplines. As the organization evolves, it is expected to draw up to 8,000 members.

Visit the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute for more information about the organization’s vision, goals, leadership structure and member benefits.  

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