The American Civil Engineer 1852-2002: The History, Traditions, and Development of the American Society of Civil Engineers
- Publish Date: 2002-08-01
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: William H. Wisely;Virginia Fairweather
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the best-selling chronicle of ASCE history by former Executive Director William H. Wisely, The American Civil Engineer 1852-1974, has been updated to provide an overview of the society as it exists today. This is a new edition, edited and expanded by Virginia Fairweather, former Editor-in-Chief of Civil Engineering Magazine, presents 150 years of fascinating history, and is a tribute to the rich heritage of the civil engineering profession and its professional society. This historical account reveals the parallels between the society's evolution and the need for engineers in a growing nation. The proud tradition of public service continues with the recent ASCE sponsored teams that investigated the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and the damage sustained by the Pentagon. As the society evolves into a global leader in civil engineering and looks forward to the opportunities of the 21st century, this volume allows us to look back and pay tribute to the founders of the society, the growth of civil engineering, and the history, traditions and development of the American Society of Civil Engineers.