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ASCE Announces New, State-of-the-Art Guided Online Courses!
ASCE’S New Guided Online Courses are highly interactive, instructor-led programs in which learners move through a 12-week learning experience with their peers. The content includes video lectures, interactive exercises, case studies, and weekly discussion board topics to help you master the course material. There are weekly modules to be completed at the time and pace that is most convenient for you, using your own devices.
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This course introduces the fundamental concepts of earthquake engineering, and provides the foundation for understanding the analysis and design requirements in ASCE 7. Covered in the course are seismic hazard analysis, structural dynamics, development of response spectra, inelastic behavior of structures, seismic resistant structural systems, and seismic load analysis. View Course Details.
Drinking Water Technologies are rapidly changing to meet a variety of regulatory requirements, emerging contaminants, and customer demands. This course will focus on understanding how these technologies work and when to apply them. Knowing the breadth and depth of drinking water technologies is important for anyone involved in drinking water. View Course Details.
New Council Poised to Carry Forward ASCE’s Global Strategy
By Ben Walpole
Summary: ASCE’s new Global Strategy Council represents an exciting pivot between the Society’s international achievements up to now and those to come. The council will put into action several high-level goals set by the Global Strategy Council Task Committee, applying comprehensive plans for achieving each.
The Board of Direction approved creation of the Global Strategy Council and a supporting Global Staff Council at its July meeting. The councils will work together along with Institutes and ASCE’s Committee on Technical Advancement’s Technical Divisions toward implementing the action statements specified in the Task Committee’s “Steps to Achieve” document. As stated, these include:
- Global Image–Global Voice: ASCE continues to develop its global image as the respected voice for the entire civil engineering profession.
- Global Footprint: ASCE takes a leadership role in global issues.
- Reserve a Seat at the Table: ASCE expands global engineering networks to allow greater opportunities for civil engineers to participate in the solution of global issues, ideally through activities brought to them by ASCE.
- Expand ASCE Products and Services: ASCE provides appropriate extensions and adaptations of ASCE products and services for other countries, in various stages of development, to better disseminate the civil engineering body of knowledge.
“This is where we’re going. Engineering is global. Are we domestic? Are we international? To me, it’s not either-or. It’s and,” said ASCE Past President Randall (Randy) S. Over, P.E., Pres.14.ASCE, who has been instrumental during his time on the Board of Direction in advancing a global strategy.
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