The South Jersey Branch of the New Jersey Section of ASCE was officially established in 1975. The South Jersey Branch includes all of Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties and all portions of Burlington County south of Spur Route 528 (now called Route 670) and west of Route 206. The Branch started with six original members and has grown to nearly 700 members today.
The first South Jersey Branch Preliminary Planning Meeting was held on June 12, 1974 at the Engineer’s Club in Philadelphia. Attendees included Lewis Caccesse, John McCall, Walter Pierson, Robert Keane and George Stout. Accordingly, the constitution and By-Laws for the Branch were created. The final draft of the South Jersey Branch Constitution and By-Laws was ratified on September 5, 1974. Shortly afterward, the inaugural South Jersey Branch Monthly Meeting was held on January 28, 1975 at the Holiday Inn on Route 73 and hosted 52 attendees. The monthly branch meetings continue today and culminate each year with the Annual Awards Luncheon.
About the ASCE
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), founded on November 5, 1852, is the oldest national professional engineering society in the United States. ASCE is dedicated to the advancement of the individual civil engineer and the advancement of the science and profession of civil engineering through education.
The leading representative body for civil engineers in the United States, ASCE is also recognized globally for its significant contributions to the civil engineering profession. Worldwide, more than 120,000 professionals belong to ASCE, including 8,000 international members in 137 nations. ASCE demonstrates its commitment to the individual professional engineer by providing exceptional opportunities for:
- Technical Advancement
- Career Enhancement
- Professional Recognition
- Leadership and Communication Skill-Training
- Savings on Educational Seminars, Conventions, Conferences and Publications
- First Class, Low Cost Insurance Programs
ASCE is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and maintains an office in Washington, DC.The Society is governed by a 28-member board, and is organized into 21 Regional Councils, 83 Sections, 143 Branches, 246 Student Chapters and Clubs.