Phoenix Branch

Welcome to the Phoenix Branch!

The mission of the Phoenix Branch of ASCE is the advancement of the science and profession of engineering, in a manner consistent with the objectives of the American Society of Civil Engineers, with a particular emphasis on delivering value to the Phoenix Branch membership.

Monthly Luncheon

April 26, 2017 Luncheon (NEW LOCATION!!!)

“Project Management from a Client’s Perspective” and Project of the Year Awards
A panel discussion of owner’s expectations of Project Managers

Panel Members
Rebecca Zook, P.E. Director of Engineering, Goodyear, Arizona
Karl F. Zook, P.E. City Engineer, Assistant Public Works Director, Surprise, AZ
Scott Vogel Engineering and Permitting Division Manager, Flood Control District Maricopa County

Click here for more information.

Phoenix Branch Awards
Thank you for your participating and support of our inaugural Phoenix Branch Awards. We will present the nominees and award the best Projects of the Year (>$10M and <$10M) during the luncheon.

Come enjoy lunch with ASCE colleagues, Life Members, and future faces of Civil Engineering from ASU.

New Location: 
Because-Space for Life
3419 E University Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85034
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Cost: $25 for Members by April 23, $30 thereafter
$30 for Non-Members by April 23, $35 thereafter

To register for this great presentation and networking event, please follow the link below:


Phoenix Branch Luncheon E-Mail Notices
E-mail notices are automatically sent to registered dues-paying members of the AzSCE Phoenix Branch regarding upcoming luncheons, meetings, special activities and other general information about the Branch. Notices are sent based on the e-mail address currently on file with ASCE Headquarters. You can update your ASCE membership profile by phone at 1-800-548-2723 or online at

If you are not a member of ASCE, but would like to receive e-mail notices, please fill out the form below and we will be happy to include you on Branch announcements. (Note: This list sign-up is only for non-members who wish to receive AzSCE Southern Arizona Branch announcements. Members will automatically received announcements as described above)

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Privacy Notice: Your name and e-mail address will be held in strict confidence and will not be sold or shared with any other group or organization, and will not be used for any purpose other than providing information to you regarding the AzSCE Phoenix Branch.

Dream Big

The Dream Big film is now showing in Phoenix! Get the word out, and take the time to go see this film and support the future of our profession.

This film will be exclusively showing at the Irene P. Flinn Theater at the Arizona Science Center ( until August of 2018. Current show times are Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. In September of 2017, the film we begin showing during weekdays and mid-day times.

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first film of its kind for IMAX® and giant screen theaters that will transform how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world’s largest screens, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all. DREAM Big is a MacGillivray Freeman film produced in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation.

If you are interested in supporting the Phoenix Branch of ASCE in promoting and advertising this film to students of all ages and places, please contact the Phoenix Branch President (

Upcoming Events

Principals Breakfast

Are you a Principal or Director for a Civil Engineering firm? Are you a City Engineer, Public Works Director, or Utility Director/Manager? Is so please look for a letter from the Phoenix Branch Board of Directors inviting you to participate in our inaugural Principals Breakfast.

The purpose of the breakfast meeting is to request input from you on how the ASCE Phoenix Branch can better serve the civil engineering community and civil engineers employed by your organization and to share with you the opportunities and value we are providing to all levels of civil engineers in both personal and professional development and networking opportunities. The current board members of the ASCE Phoenix Branch have set goals to increase the value of ASCE to local ASCE members and potential members.

The event will be hosted on Thursday April 26, 2017 for private firms, and on Friday April 27, 2017 for public agencies. This event will be hosted in Scottsdale from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m..

This is an invitation event only. If you are a Principal, Director, City Engineer, Director or Manager, and are do not receive a letter by April 14, 2017 please feel free to contact the Branch President ( for your invitation.

Your input will guide the future of our Branch and the Civil Engineering profession.

EnvisionTM Informational Workshop

When: Late May, 2017
Location: TBD
Cost: TBD

What is Envision?

“The purpose of Envision is to initiate a systemic change… to transform the way infrastructure is designed, built, and operated.”

In today’s environment, the conditions and constraints under which infrastructure must perform are increasingly challenging. Demands for water and energy resources continue to climb, making conservation and the use of alternatives a design requirement. Additionally, as the effects of a warming climate are likely to continue, communities are being forced to adapt to new conditions through corresponding changes in infrastructure design and construction. To meet these 21st century demands for infrastructure, a new sustainability rating system, Envision™, has been recently created by a strategic alliance between two organizations: the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.

The Phoenix Branch will be hosting an informational workshop on what EnvisionTM is, how it work, what value does it provide in assisting to meet sustainability goals, and will review case studies from the City of Phoenix who has implemented the program and received project awards.

2.0 PDH’s will be provided for attendance of this event. If you are interested in participating, stay tuned for registration information, or contact the Phoenix Branch President ( ).

May 11th at 4:30 PM at Pedal House in Tempe.  Click here for more info.

Other News

1st Annual Phoenix Branch Awards

Thank you for your participating and support of our inaugural Phoenix Branch Awards. We receive the most amazing nominations for the Projects of the Year (>$10M and <$10M). Our Branch Life Members have reviewed all nominations and selected the winners. Please attend our April Luncheon to learn a little about all the nominations and where plaques will be presented to the two winners. The winning nominations will also be posted on our webpage starting in May.

Life Members

The advancement to Life Membership in the American Society of Civil Engineers is an honor and unique accomplishment reserved for individuals who have made a long time contribution and commitment to the Society and the profession.  Furthermore, these members have reached the age of 65 years and have paid dues in any membership grade for a number of years such that when added to their age, the sum equals or exceeds 95. From now on, the dues are waived with the exception of the life member service fee, Branch and Section event fees, and conference fees.

As Life Members of ASCE, these individuals have represented to the people of this country the true nature of our people serving profession. They have endured many obstacles as you paved the way for us practicing today as well as future generations, and without their tenacity we would not experience our enhanced quality of life. Civil engineers are routinely the “unsung heroes” of the built environment, we thank them for their contributions to the health, safety and economy of our nation and the world.  True professionals in which all people may have confidence, they have dedicated their talent, time and expertise to the advancement and betterment of people. On behalf of the ASCE Phoenix Branch Board of Direction recognize them and thank them you for their contributions to civil engineering.

ASCE PB Life Member List


Did you know you can earn Professional Development Hours (PDH’s) by attending our luncheons? When you register for the event, you will get a notification of how many PDH’s are available. It is incumbent upon you to verify with the appropriate registration jurisdiction that the issued PDH is eligible to meet its requirement.


Frederick Tack, P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE, President
GHD Inc.
7600 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Phone 602.216.7206

Rob Lyons, P.E., CFM, President-Elect
JE Fuller Hydrology & Geomorphology
8400 S Kyrene Rd Suite 201
Tempe, AZ 85284
Phone 480.222.5715
Fax 480.839.2193

Laura Spencer, P.E., PhD, Vice President
4685 S Ash Ave #4
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone 602.239.4899

Larry Hanson, P.E., Secretary
Hanson Consulting Engineers, PLLC
2142 E Goldenrod St.
Phoenix, AZ 85048
Phone 480.231.4023

Stephanie Templeton, P.E., Treasurer
NSB Group of Gannett Fleming, Inc.
3838 N Central Ave., Suite 1900
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone 602.553.8817
Fax 602.553.8816

Melanie Sikes, P.E., Past President
Carollo Engineers, Inc.
4600 East Washington Street, Suite 500
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone 602.474.4046

Membership Chair
AJ (Jiahua) Liu, E.I.T.
Hoskin Ryan Consultants, Inc.
5050 N 40th St, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone 970.691.4560

Outreach Chair

George Whitten, Sustainability Chair
Carollo Engineers
4600 East Washington Street, Suite 500
Phoenix, Arizona 85034
Phone 602.329.1951
Fax 602.265.1422