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American Society of Civil Engineers

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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) was founded in 1852 to represent members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. It is the oldest national engineering society in the United States.

Its world headquarters is in Reston, Virginia.

Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

The ASCE designates national and international Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks.

Monuments of the Millennium

The society canvassed its members in 1999 to identify the ten civil engineering achievements that had the greatest positive impact on life in the 20th century. They chose to recognize broad categories of achievements rather than individual projects:


World Wonders

Similarly, in an effort to recognize a contemporary equivalent to the heralded ancient Seven Wonders of the World, the ASCE has designated the following Seven Wonders of the Modern World [1] (http://www.ce.memphis.edu/1101/interesting_stuff/7wonders.html):

Other prominent candidates include:

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