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ASCE Texas Section Legislative Drive-I 2017 at the capitol

ASCE Texas Section is one of the largest and most active sections of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the oldest national civil engineering society in the United States. Established in 1913, the Texas Section represents nearly 10,000 members throughout Texas. The Section is headquartered in Austin and comprises 15 Branches around the state and Student Chapters at all the state’s leading universities.

Committed to promoting, encouraging and recognizing civil engineering excellence and professional growth, the Texas Section holds an annual meeting in the fall, CECON, which is open to all civil engineers and anyone involved in infrastructure and public works. Additionally the Section produces seminars and other events throughout the year, as well as the Student Symposium in the spring in coordination with the ASCE Student Chapter that is hosting the regional student conference that year. The Branches of the Texas Section hold monthly meetings, often with guest speakers and topical discussions.

ASCE Texas Section supports and encourages the equitable opportunity for participation of all people within the civil engineering profession without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, or physical challenges.

ASCE Texas Section continues to implement its Strategic Plan, titled Service through Technical, Educational, and Professional experiences (My STEP). The plan examines values, vision, and mission:

Our CORE VALUES | what we believe

Stewardship :

  • Inclusion
  • Sustainability of Natural Resources
  • Appreciation of People

Professional Development :

  • Education
  • Technical Competence
  • Design Innovation

Ethics :

  • Integrity
  • ASCE Code of Ethics

Service and Leadership :

  • Membership
  • Profession
  • Advocacy
  • Community


Our VISION | what we want to be

Texas civil engineers are leaders in their communities, building a better quality of life across the street and around the world.

Our Mission | why we exist

ASCE Texas Section advances our communities through the development of civil engineers as leaders who create a legacy of service through

  • Technical proficiency
  • Educational opportunities
  • Professional advocacy