ASCE launches nation's first utilities pipeline and surveying institute

The American Society of Civil Engineers has officially announced its new Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute -- the first utilities pipeline and surveying establishment in the nation.

RESTON, VA, Aug. 24, 2015 -- The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has officially announced its new Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) -- the first utilities pipeline and surveying establishment in the nation.

ASCE's President Robert D. Stevens and Inaugural UESI President Randall C. Hill unveiled the new institute in a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at the association's 2015 Pipelines Conference in Baltimore, Md.

ASCEs 9th technical institute, UESI will serve as 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 provide 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 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.

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.

See also: "New Book: ASCE publishes 'Pipelines for Water Conveyance and Drainage'"


About the American Society of Civil Engineers

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 146,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society. ASCE's 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure, graded the nation's cumulative GPA for infrastructure at a D+. The Report Card app for Apple and Android devices includes videos, interactive maps and infographics that tell the story behind the grades, as well as key facts for all 50 states. For more information, visit www.asce.org/newsroom.

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