2017 Copyright ASCE Hawaii Section

Hawaii Section of American Society of Engineers

Formed on October 4, 1937, the Hawaii Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers is the local Section of the national ASCE organization, which includes some 130,000 members worldwide.  With over 1,000 members locally, the mission of the Hawaii Section is to develop leadership, advance technology, advocate lifelong learning, and promote the profession throughout our State.  Hawaii Section activities include promoting civil engineering in local grade schools, providing affordable technical seminars, providing technical assistance to government entities, supporting the University of Hawaii Student Chapter and the Hawaii Section Younger Member Forum, fundraising for scholarships, honoring individuals and notable civil engineering projects in Hawaii, and supporting the civil engineering profession in the State Legislature. 

General membership dinner meetings are held monthly, featuring technical and general-interest guest speakers.  The Executive Committee is elected by its membership.  It meets monthly to conduct its business. Technical committees are active in the areas of geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, environmental engineering, construction, transportation, ocean and energy, and hydraulics/hydrology and water resources.  Standing committees are also appointed to address membership, history and heritage, awards and hospitality.  Additional Section Appointees represent the Hawaii Section as a University of Hawaii Student Chapter Faculty Advisor, a University of Hawaii Student Chapter Practitioner Advisor, and as a representatative to the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization and chair specialized committees such as the Local Legislative Affairs Committee, Outreach Program, and Scholarship Committee.

The Hawaii Section Younger Member Forum (YMF) caters to the needs of Hawaii Section younger members (35 years and younger). The YMF helps these young engineers transition from college to the professional world and sponsors various social, service, and technical events, including the PE Exam Refresher Course. YMF officers meet monthly along with representatives from the University of Hawaii Student Chapter.

The University of Hawaii ASCE Student Chapter encourages and fosters interaction among civil engineering students and allows them to gain valuable experience outside the classroom.  The highlight of the Student Chapter is participating in the yearly Pacific Southwest Regional Conference, for which they design and build a concrete canoe, a steel bridge, and other items using their engineering skills.  At the conference they compete against other universities and participate in a number of other technical contests and social events.  The Student Chapter also performs community service projects and organizes social events.

​Please join us in recognizing the outstanding civil engineering accomplishments of Hawaii's design and construction professionals at the 2017 ASCE Hawaii Section Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Awards Banquet.  The celebration of ASCE, the Hawaii Section, and our local civil engineering industry will be held at 3660 On The Rise on Thursday, September 28th, 2017.​

The latest information for the ASCE Hawaii Section can be found below.


Aloha ASCE members, colleagues and friends!

I welcome you to the Hawaii Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers website. On this website, you will find information related to our monthly dinner meetings and workshops, the ongoings of our committees and institutes, community outreach programs, job listings  and general membership information. As the largest voluntary engineering organization in the State of Hawaii, our membership continues to effect change throughout the State through expertise and innovation while protecting and preserving the natural environment. Our membership also actively looks toward the future through mentoring the next wave of engineers at all levels of education (K-12) and through various outreach activities with the Younger Member Forum as well as the University of Hawaii at Manoa Student Chapter.

On behalf of the executive committee, we look forward to serving our membership and community through our continued commitment to elevating our profession through education, outreach and volunteerism. If you would like more information regarding ASCE or feel compelled to get involved, please let us know. We hope to see you at the next ASCE Hawaii Section event!

Timothy G.S. Goshi, P.E., M.ASCE
ASCE Hawaii Section President

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