ASCE 2019: The Year in Photos

It was a rich and rewarding year at ASCE in 2019.

So rich and so rewarding that mere words can’t do it justice.

Here is ASCE’s 2019 Year in Photos:

In May, ASCE launched Future World Vision, a bold, comprehensive project to anticipate, reimagine and prepare for the future.

Using data-driven, in-depth, scenario-planning analysis, Future World Vision puts civil engineers in position to lead, not just today but decades into the future.

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Alex McDowell, leading the team developing Future World Vision, delivers the keynote address at the ASCE 2019 Convention, outlining the project’s nearly infinite possibilities. PHOTO: Jason Dixson Photography
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The Future World Vision Floating City immersive experience features a virtual reality component. PHOTO: Jason Dixson Photography

The ASCE 2019 Convention in Miami featured a proof-of-concept Floating City immersive experience for attendees, and the entire project only plans to expand and advance into 2020 and beyond. READ MORE.

Kemper Inspires and Leads

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ASCE’s 2019 President Robin Kemper speaks at the ASCE Convention in Miami. PHOTO: Jason Dixson Photography

ASCE President Robin Kemper got the year off to a great start with a Board of Direction retreat (actually in late 2018) and helped position the Society toward continued success. Read more about what Kemper believes are the key takeaways from her presidential year. READ MORE.

Capitol Hill Heroes

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ASCE members from Arkansas meet with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR). From left, Chris Corbitt, Caroline Fox, Sen. Cotton, Aaron Robinson, and Jaysson Funkhouser. PHOTO: Chris Corbitt

ASCE members from all 50 states and Puerto Rico brought their message – and the #InfrastructureNow hashtag – to over 310 Members of Congress during the 2019 Legislative Fly-In in Washington, D.C. READ MORE.

Free Floatin’

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PHOTO: Phelan Ebenhack/Associated Press for ASCE

 The University of Florida concrete canoe team honored Gainesville icon Tom Petty with its “Free Floatin’” boat this year, and the Gators won the 2019 National Concrete Canoe Competition championship, hosted on the campus of the Florida Institute of Technology.

“As a team there’s nothing better than realizing all the hard work you’ve put in has all finally paid off,” said Nathan O’Donnell, a senior captain for Florida. “There’s really no better feeling than that.” READ MORE.

Innovation Honored

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The project team for 150 North Riverside accepts the 2019 OCEA Award, March 14, at the ASCE OPAL Gala. From left, Dave Eckmann (Magnusson Klemencic Associates), Jim Goettsch (architect), Chris Phares (Clark Construction), Rob Chmielowski (MKA), and Ron Klemencic (MKA). PHOTO: Nick Klein

The 150 North Riverside project in Chicago earned the 2019 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award, announced at ASCE’s 20th annual Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) Gala. READ MORE.

Hitting the Beach

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PHOTO: Jason Dixson Photography

ASCE members from around the world gathered in Miami for the ASCE 2019 Convention, a weekend of professional development, technical sessions, technical tours, networking — and perhaps an empanada or two.

Forever Young

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ASCE Younger Members across the world continued to do amazing work in 2019. Pictured: the Los Angeles Younger Member Forum enjoys a beautiful – and colorful – day at the beach in Santa Monica during its annual membership drive. The LA YMF won the 2019 ASCE Younger Member Group Award for large groups.

Sustainability Success

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PHOTO: Jason Dixson Photography

The 2019 ASCE International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure brought together thought leaders from a variety of civil engineering disciplines and areas of expertise to work toward resilient community solutions. READ MORE.

New Leadership

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PHOTO: Jason Dixson Photography

Kancheepuram “Guna” Gunalan, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, was inducted as ASCE’s 2020 president during the Society’s annual business meeting at the ASCE 2019 Convention in Miami.

He’s excited to lead the Society into the future. “We want to focus our attention on specific things that are going to have a high impact,” Gunalan said. READ MORE.

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