The Civil Engineering Association of America (CEA) is in the process of expanding its membership and has partnered with architects for an open house this week to gather information and opinions from architects about the state of the industry.
The Civil Engineering Institute at the University of Southern California (USC) is hosting a discussion at noon Friday at the university’s Culver Art Center, which will be hosted by the CEA’s president and CEO, Michael Krieger.
The forum will include topics such as the need for diversity in civil engineering, the growth of civil engineering in the U.S. and how civil engineers are helping cities to address climate change.
There are a lot of great ideas in this field that need to be explored, said CEA president Michael Krieser.
I think this is one area where we can all do our part.
He said the institute hopes to provide a forum for the industry to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the civil engineering profession.
The conference is one of a series that will take place across the country this year, including at the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), and the University at Buffalo.
The CEA is planning to hold similar events at schools throughout the state, said Kriegers.
The CEA has been in existence since the mid-1960s and is the only civil engineering association in the United States.
Its members have contributed to the U-M’s engineering curriculum since 1963 and helped build its engineering department in the 1970s.
The association has grown to more than 200 members with more than 1,300 employees in a city of 2.6 million.
The university’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has partnered on a Civil Engineers Resource Center to educate students on the topic.
The center, called the Civil Engineering Community Forum, is the latest in a series of educational programs aimed at the general public and the general industry.
The first program was launched in 2009 and it has helped educate more than 4,000 students since.