For the last twenty-five years, Pankaj Saharia from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts has been an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This tax-exempt professional body was established in 1852 with the goal of representing civil engineers around the world. The ASCE is headquartered in Virginia. The constitution that governs the inner-workings of the group is based off of the tenets set forth by the Boston Society of Civil Engineers which was founded in 1848. The ASC was the first and only civil engineering society in the United States.
The mission of the ASCE and its many members covers a broad spectrum. Passing knowledge and innovation through support and outreach programs is one of the keys to the ASCE’s continued success. Each of the groups endeavors are based on a desire to help the world through the building of important structures that are needed in many countries. To be a member of the ASCE, a structural engineer must demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and ethical behavior. They also should show their willingness to support sustainable infrastructure, above average knowledge of engineering, and a commitment to a better global community.
The ASCE earns most of its profits, which are funneled directly back into the group, through the creation of publications that are distributed world-wide. More than thirty peer-reviewed journals are published each year, covering topics from Geomechanics to Computing in Civil Engineering and Urban Planning and Development. Pankaj Saharia Shrewsbury, Massachusetts has found his affiliation with the ASCE to be a great benefit.