Bethlehem Bridge Tour

Published April 14th, 2014 in Articles by Jackie Parodi

Dr. Ben Yen of Lehigh University will be leading a tour of several bridges in Downtown Bethlehem.   This event is free and open to all ASCE members.


Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (Rain Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014)


Time: 4:30 PM


Meeting Place: Fritz Lab Parking Lot, Lehigh University


Price: Free!


RSVP: to Greg Kuklinski (610-439-7066 or by April 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM.


The tour starts at the Fritz Lab parking lot and will conssit of driving to different bridges witha  discussion about each of them.  Come prepared with ltos of questions, a hard hat and suitable work shoes.

2014 Winter Newsletter Now Available

Published March 20th, 2014 in Articles by Jackie Parodi

Please click on the link below to read the Fall 2013 ASCE Newsletter.

ASCE Winter Newsletter March 2014

LVASCE April Dinner Meeting and Student Presentations

Published March 20th, 2014 in Articles by Jackie Parodi

Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Location: Lafayette College, Easton, PA

Topic: Research Presentations by Lafayette College and Lehigh University

Cost: $40 ($15 for students)

$25 to sponsor a student

    Including: LVASCE’s annual student award presentation




5:30 pm Social Hour

Marquis Hall – Faculty Dining Room

730 Sullivan Road Easton, PA 18042-1768


6:30 pm  Buffet Dinner

Antipasto, Caesar Salad, Chicken Cacciatore and penne pasta with marinara sauce and pesto cream sauce. Soft drinks will be provided. Dessert is tiramisu. 


7:30 pm Student Presentations


Heba Elsayed (Lehigh University)

Seismic Resilience of Bridges and Transportation Networks: Application to San Francisco


Christina Marzocca (Lafayette College)

Transportation Art: Novelty or Professional Tool?


Eduardo Rodriguez & Anthony Vecchio (Lafayette College)

Water Infrastructure at El Convento and Community Information


Amy Shoebotham (Lehigh University)

A Novel Reclamation Technology for Diesel Particulate Filters


Please consider sponsoring a student as they are the future of LVASCE.


Click here to register or sponsor a student


If you have any questions, please contact

Bethany Malusa PE at

Fazlur R. Khan Distinguished Lecture Series

Published February 17th, 2014 in Articles by Ben Guthrie

Prof. Dan Frangopol, initiator and organizer of the Fazlur R. Khan Distinguished Lecture Series at Lehigh University, is honored to invite ATLSS faculty, staff, and students to attend the first lecture in the 2014 Series:


The Evolution of Building Design to Resist Earthquakes




Principal, J. R. Harris & Company, Denver, CO


Much of the history of the development of design approaches and building code provisions for seismic resistance in the United States is in direct response to damaging earthquakes.  The early work was largely empirical.  The fundamentals of an analytical mechanics approach were created in the middle of the 20th century, and over the past half century there has been a considerable amount of theoretical development and laboratory validation.  The economic and social impact of large earthquakes is very consequential, and the technical aspects of the problem are challenging.  Modern computing power coupled with new analytical techniques and better characterization of the demand from ground shaking are making possible much more realistic approaches to achieving the desired performance in future earthquakes.


To access the complete announcement, please visit:

New Website Feature – Local Job Postings

Published February 6th, 2014 in Articles by Ben Guthrie

The ASCE website now features job postings from local civil engineering firms!   Check out the link in the upper right-hand corner.  Feel free to contact us if your firm is interested in listing an open position.