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ASCE Arizona Section Vision:

ASCE members serving as global leaders to build a better quality of life.

ASCE Arizona Section Mission:

The American Society of Civil Engineers, Arizona Section, will lead by advancing the profession through membership, involvement, public outreach, and promoting sound public policy.


• Encourage industry and individual participation in ASCE membership and activities

• Advance involvement participation and collaboration in Arizona between industry practitioners serving as technical and ethical leaders.

• Facilitate annual outreach to public officials educating public policy makers on infrastructure value

• Act as stewards of ASCE for the Section constituents through awareness, understanding,
reporting, and a transfer of knowledge

President’s Message – November 2018

Ted Smithwick, PE, CPM, M.ASCE, President, ASCE Arizona

Ted Smithwick

The Station

I have this short story by Robert Hastings hanging on the wall in my office. I regularly struggle with questioning yesterday and wondering about tomorrow. Part of the short story reads, “But uppermost in our minds is the final destination. On a certain day at a certain hour we will pull into the station. Bands will be playing and flags waving. Once we get there so many wonderful dreams will come true and the pieces of our lives will fit together like a complete jigsaw puzzle.”

“Sooner or later we must realize there is no station, no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip.”

You can read the whole short story here https://goo.gl/PXFod6


In this newsletter you’ll find information about a very exciting event at the Grand Canyon in February. This is truly a unique event.

We’re also updating the Arizona Infrastructure Report Card and need your help. Please see the attached flyer for more info.

We have lots of exciting events and activities herein, including several holiday parties that will allow us to catch up with our fellow engineers. I hope you’ll join me!

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2015 Report Card for Arizona’s Infrastructure

2015 Report card

Click on the graphic above for the full report card

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The 2015 Arizona Report Card Brochure