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About ASCE Richmond


Founded in 1955, the Richmond Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is dedicated to serving more than 500 members through its cooperation with the Virginia Section and the national organization of ASCE. The Richmond Branch exists to serve those interested in the profession of civil engineering, and is able to do so through the dedication of numerous volunteers who devote time and effort to help serve the community.

In addition to educational programs, networking possibilities and professional development opportunities, the Richmond Branch offers access to professionals in the field, a first class website and newsletters for all members, and the chance to be involved with local and national governmental issues related to civil engineering. The Branch’s dedication continues with the Richmond Younger Member Group (YMG) offering continuing engineering exposure, networking, and socialization among younger engineers.

The Richmond Board warmly invites you to browse through the site and allow us to accommodate any needs in furthering your desire to serve the engineering community as well as your own engineering future. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or suggestions, and we look forward to seeing you at a future event!

The mission of the Richmond Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers is to advance professional knowledge and improve the practice of civil engineering.


Civil engineers are global leaders building a better quality of life.


Provide essential value to our members and partners, advance civil engineering, and serve the public good.


  • Facilitate the advancement of technology to enhance quality, knowledge, competitiveness, sustainability, and environmental stewardship.
  • Encourage and provide the tools for lifelong learning to aid our members’ continued growth throughout their careers.
  • Promote professionalism and the profession throughout society to enhance the stature of civil engineers and to influence public policy.
  • Develop and support civil engineer leaders to broaden our members’ perspectives, enhance their career growth, and promote the public interest.
  • Advocate infrastructure and environmental stewardship to protect the public health and safety and improve the quality of life.