Members of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section (BSCES) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) enjoy a number of benefits and can support the profession locally through various committees and technical groups. As a member, we urge you to get involved in the committees and technical groups and to connect with other members with similar interests.
The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. ASCE stands at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society’s economic and social engine – the built environment – while protecting and restoring the natural environment. Through the expertise of its active membership, ASCE is a leading provider of technical and professional conferences and continuing education, the world’s largest publisher of civil engineering content, and an authoritative source for codes and standards that protect the public.
BSCES has over 3,400 members across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, eight technical groups and institute chapters, over a dozen committees, and ten student chapters. We are the only section that publishes an engineering journal, we have our own television show, we support a legislative fellow who serves as a staff member to the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation, and we give away over $40,000 annually in awards, donations, prizes, scholarships and grants among other activities. BSCES has received a number of awards from ASCE, including the best Very Large Section Award for five of the past six years, the 2016 Outstanding Section and Branch Website Award, the 2015 Section and Branch Diversity Award, the best Structural Engineering Institute Chapter in 2014, and the best Geo-Institute Chapter in 2013.
BSCES is unique in that it offers diverse technical lectures and seminars in various disciplines of civil engineering, professional networking opportunities with over 50 events annually, legislative advocacy through our Legislative Fellow and active Government Affairs Committee, public outreach through numerous STEM and K-12 programs, and several awards and scholarships to deserving recipients. BSCES members receive a reduced rate to attend events that allow interaction with industry leaders and clients as well as technical presentations regarding all aspects of civil engineering.
BSCES is a local section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. In order to join BSCES, you must first join ASCE. Follow the steps below to gain the full benefits of ASCE and BSCES:
Once you have paid both ASCE and BSCES dues, forward a copy of your confirmation receipt along with your contact information to BSCES at firstname.lastname@example.org. This will allow us to establish your BSCES membership record to allow you to start receiving the benefits of belonging to the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE.
Your next yearly ASCE dues renewal invoice (due January 1) will designate you as a member of the Boston Section and include your yearly section dues.