The Alabama Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is a non-profit professional organization representing over 1,600 Civil Engineers and civil engineering students throughout the great state of Alabama. Established in 1932 with 40 members, the Alabama Section consists of six Branches; Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa, three Younger Member Group for engineers under the age of 35 years, Technical Committees, Program Committees, and six Student Chapters at the Auburn University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Alabama at Huntsville, the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, Alabama A&M University and University of South Alabama. The Alabama Section resides in Region 5 along with the Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi sections.
The Section provides its membership with professional and technical opportunities to advance the science and profession of civil engineering. Our organization provides programs and opportunities for the community, educators and students to learn about the Civil Engineering profession.
To support each Branch in it’s local efforts, monitoring and coordinating responses best handled at a statewide level, all while promoting the civil engineering profession and serving the public good by bringing attention to infrastructure needs and opportunities for students in the civil engineering profession.
- Support branches by: financially pushing out funds, setting goals & monitoring progress
- Addressing statewide issues
- Holding statewide section meetings providing networking and Continuing Education opportunities
- Support student chapters
- Provide scholarship to active student chapter members
- Increase membership involvement and participation in Alabama
- Increase our public information and K-12 outreach programs
- Promote and educate public policy and public policy makers on infrastructure issues by providing awareness and understanding about good engineering judgment.
- Mentor and support our young professionals and students in technical and ethical practices of our Society
All members of the Alabama Section are assigned to a branch, based on the geographical location of their address with ASCE. For more information about each respective branch please refer to the Branch Page of this website.
Younger Member Group (YMG)
The Alabama Section has three Younger Member Groups, located in Birmingham, Mobile and Montgomery. For more information, please visit the YMG page of this website.
Program Committees for the Alabama Section are:
- Annual Section Meeting
- Awards and Nominating
- Legislative and Public Affairs
- History and Heritage
- Education and Public Outreach
- Engineers’ Week For more information about these program committees contact the appropriate committee chair or your section/branch officer.
The six Student Chapters associated with Alabama Section are located at Auburn University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Alabama at Huntsville, the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, Alabama A&M University and University of South Alabama. For more information about each student chapter please visit the Student Chapter page of this website and contact the appropriate student chapter president, facility advisor or practitioner advisor.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), founded in 1852, is the oldest national professional engineering society in the United States. ASCE is dedicated to the advancement of the individual civil engineer and the advancement of the science and profession of civil engineering through education. The leading representative body for civil engineers in the United States, ASCE is also recognized globally for its significant contributions to the civil engineering profession. Worldwide, more than 145,000 professionals belong to ASCE, including 8,000 international members in 137 nations. ASCE demonstrates its commitment to the individual professional engineer by providing exceptional opportunities for:
- Technical Advancement
- Career Enhancement
- Professional Recognition
- Leadership and Communication Skill-Training
- Savings on Educational Seminars, Conventions, Conferences and Publications
- First Class, Low Cost Insurance Programs
ASCE is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and maintains an office in Washington, DC. The Society is governed by a 28-member board, and is organized into 21 Regional Councils, 83 Sections, 143 Branches, 246 Student Chapters and Clubs.
Public Policy Statements
To promote the goals of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Board of Direction has adopted official Policy Statements on major technical, professional and educational issues of interest to the civil engineering community and the nation.
Listed here are the complete texts of the Society’s 167 current policy documents. These statements reflect the Board of Direction actions through September 27, 2016.
For more information about ASCE Policy Documents and the Policy Development Program, please visit the website at http://www.asce.org/public_policy_statements/