Associations

Civil engineering is a profession in which continuing education and current knowledge of technological advancements, industry trends and regulatory issues are essential to delivering the highest level of performance possible. Following are some of the many associations in which Lawson-Fisher Associates either has membership or actively utilizes their resources for professional development. You may wish to use these links for important industry information.

Institute For Sustainable Infrastructure
The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization, structured to develop and maintain a sustainability rating system for civil infrastructure in the United States. That system, called Envision™, is a collaboration between ISI in Washington. D.C., and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

ISI was founded by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), the American Public Works Association (APWA), and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). ISI is governed by a nine member Board of Directors, appointed by the founding organizations for three-year terms. A third of the board rotates each year.

American Concrete Institute
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a nonprofit technical and educational society organized in 1904 and is one of the world’s leading authorities on concrete technology. ACI is a forum for the discussion of all matters related to concrete and the development of solutions to problems. ACI conducts this forum through conventions and meetings; the ACI Structural Journal, the ACI Materials Journal, Concrete International, and technical publications; chapter activities; and technical committee work. As its mission states, its purpose is to “Provide knowledge and information for the best use of concrete.”
American Council of Engineering Companies
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the voice of America’s engineering industry. Council members – numbering more than 5,000 firms representing more than 500,000 employees throughout the country – are engaged in a wide range of engineering works that propel the nation’s economy, and enhance and safeguard America’s quality of life. These works allow Americans to drink clean water, enjoy a healthy life, take advantage of new technologies, and travel safely and efficiently. The Council’s mission is to contribute to America’s prosperity and welfare by advancing the business interests of member firms.
American Geophysical Union
The American Geophysical Union (AGU), which was established in 1919 by the National Research Council and for more than 50 years operated as an unincorporated affiliate of the National Academy of Sciences, is now a nonprofit corporation chartered under the laws of the District of Columbia. The Union is dedicated to the furtherance of the geophysical sciences through the individual efforts of its members and in cooperation with other national and international scientific organizations.
American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural-steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry providing timely and reliable information.
American Public Power Association
The American Public Power Association (APPA), based in Washington, D.C., is the service organization for the nation’s more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities. Collectively, these utilities serve more than 47 million Americans. APPA was created in 1940 as a nonprofit, non-partisan organization to advance the public policy interests of its members and their consumers, and provide member services to ensure adequate, reliable electricity at a reasonable price with the proper protection of the environment
American Public Works Association
Working in the public interest, the members of APWA plan, design, build, operate and maintain the transportation, water supply, storm drainage, sewage and refuse disposal systems, public buildings, and other structures and facilities essential to our nation’s economy and way of life.
Chartered in 1937, APWA is the largest and oldest organization of its kind in the world. With headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, and an advocacy office in Washington, D.C., APWA provides a forum for public works professionals to exchange ideas, improve professional competency, increase the performance of their agencies and companies, and bring important public works-related topics to public attention in local, state and federal arenas.
American Society of Civil Engineers
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society.

ASCE’s Mission is to “Provide essential value to our members and partners, advance civil engineering, and serve the public good.”

In carrying out that mission, ASCE:

  • Advances technology
  • Encourages lifelong learning
  • Promotes professionalism and the profession
  • Develops civil engineer leaders
  • Advocates infrastructure and environmental stewardship

American Water Resources AssociationFounded in 1964, the American Water Resources Association is a non-profit professional association dedicated to the advancement of men and women in water resources management, research, and education. AWRA’s membership is multidisciplinary; its diversity is its hallmark. It is the professional home of a wide variety of water resources experts including engineers, educators, foresters, biologists, ecologists, geographers, managers, regulators, hydrologists and attorneys.
American Water Works AssociationEstablished in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the oldest and largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to safe and sustainable water in the world. With more than 50,000 members worldwide and 43 Sections in North America, AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the entire water community.
Association of Energy EngineersThe Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), founded in 1977, is a nonprofit professional society of over 16,000 members in 89 countries. The mission of AEE is “to promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for Sustainable Development.” AEE offers a full array of informational outreach programs including seminars (live and internet based), conferences, journals, books, and certification programs. AEE’s network of 82 local chapters meets regularly to discuss regional issues. AEE’s roster of Corporate Members is a veritable “who’s who” from the commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental, energy services, and utility sectors.
Association of Dam Safety OfficialsThe failure of dams and the great destruction and loss of life failures often cause, is a matter of deep concern to the members of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO). ASDSO is a national non-profit organization serving state dam safety programs and the broader dam safety community, which includes federal dam safety professionals, dam owners and operators, engineering consultants, emergency managers, manufacturers, suppliers, academia, contractors, and others interested in improving dam safety.
National Society of Professional EngineersIn 1934, a group of professional engineers met in New York City to establish an organization dedicated to the non-technical concerns of licensed professional engineers. The National Society of Professional Engineers stands today as the only national organization committed to addressing the professional concerns of licensed PEs across all disciplines.
United States Society on DamsIts vision is to be the nation’s leading organization of professionals dedicated
to advancing the role of dams for the benefit of society. USSD is dedicated to:

  • Advancing the knowledge of dam engineering, construction, planning, operation, performance, rehabilitation, decommissioning, maintenance, security and safety;
  • Fostering dam technology for socially, environmentally and financially sustainable water resources systems;
  • Providing public awareness of the role of dams in the management of the nation’s water resources;
  • Enhancing practices to meet current and future challenges on dams; and
  • Representing the United States as an active member of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD).

Water Environment Federation
Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF members, Member Associations, and staff proudly work to achieve our mission to provide bold leadership, champion innovation, connect water professionals, and leverage knowledge to support clean and safe water worldwide.

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