What Is ASHE All About?
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The mission of the American Society of Highway Engineers is to provide a forum for members and partners of the highway industry to promote a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system through education, innovation and fellowship.
The Vision of the American Society of Highway Engineers is to provide leadership and innovation to the highway industry, ensuring mobility for the future.
The realization of the enormous growth of the highway industry in the Mid-20th century, in particular, the inauguration and implementation of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highway Act of 1956, and the recognition that the knowledge for such a program could only be consummated by the whole-hearted and integrated efforts of all persons associated with the highway industry, led to the formation of the American Society of Highway Engineers with the intent and determination to assume its responsibility for the development of the rapid growing demands of the highway industry.
Society was incorporated in the
The Board of Directors consists of representatives of contractors, consulting engineers, government agencies, materials producers, utility companies and other highway related agencies being duly elected Officers to serve as the Administrative Staff of the Society.
Being desirous of offering participation at all levels of responsibility, a classified membership is available to everyone in the highway industry. Individuals who have practiced or are now practicing in the highway industry or its allied as Senior Members, Members, Associate Members, and Honorary Members.
At the present time, the Society membership numbers over five thousand consisting of eleven (11) sections in Pennsylvania - Altoona, Clearfield, Delaware Valley (Philadelphia area), East Penn (Allentown, Easton, Reading areas), Franklin, Harrisburg, Mid-Allegheny (Indiana area), North-East Penn (Scranton area), Pittsburgh, Southwestern Pennsylvania (Uniontown area) and Williamsport; six (6) sections in Ohio - Cuyahoga Valley (Akron-Canton area), Western Reserve (Youngstown area), Central Ohio (Columbus area), Lake Erie (Cleveland area), Northwest Ohio (Toledo area), and Triko Valley (Cincinnatti area); one (1) section in West Virginia - North Central West Virginia (Clarksburg area); two (2) sections in New Jersey - Southern New Jersey and North Central New Jersey; one (1) section in Delaware - First State Section; one (1) section in Maryland - Chesapeake; two (2) sections in Virginia - Greater Hampton Roads and Old Dominion (Richmond); one (1) section in Washington, DC - Potomac; (2) sections in North Carolina - Carolina Triangle (Raleigh area) and Carolina Piedmont (Charlotte area); (1) section in Georgia - Georgia Section; four (4) sections in Florida - Central Florida (Orlando area), Gold Coast (Ft. Lauderdale area), North East Florida (Jacksonville area), and Tampa Bay (Tampa area); and (1) one section in North Dakota - Central DaKota (Bismarck area). The Society also includes members from numerous other states.
The many and diverse benefits of a mutual desire among the members to cooperatively approach and solve the common concerns that must be faced has become manifest. The direction of the Society is presented by the goals in the Long Range Plan. The spirit of professional and personal fellowship has added to the strength of all.
ASHE CODE OF ETHICS
The members of the highway industry recognize that their work has a direct and vital impact on the quality of life for all people. As a result, the service provided by the various professionals, industries, and businesses requires honesty, impartiality, fairness, and equity, and must be dedicated to the protection of the public health, safety and welfare. To this end, Society members should be aware of the Society's mission statement, understand its impact to their profession and use it in their daily conduct of work.
I. Society Member Objectives
The safety, health and welfare of the public shall be held prominent in
their conduct of work.
II. Code of Conduct
A. The safety, health and welfare of the public will be held prominent in the conduct of work by Society members.
. Society members shall perform their work recognizing the importance of
protecting the safety, health, property and welfare of the public.
B. Members should provide or perform services solely in areas of their expertise or competence.
. Society members shall perform work assignments only when qualified by
training, education or experience in the specified field or service
C. Members should act in a proper business or professional manner for each employer and client as faithful agents or trustees.
. Society members shall identify all known and potential conflicts of
interest to their employers or clients informing them of any business
association which could influence or appear to influence their judgement
or quality of service.
D. Members should maintain the utmost integrity in the solicitation of their products and services.
. Society members shall be entirely truthful when representing their
business experience, professional qualifications, or product performance.
III. Member Obligations
Members of the Society shall be guided in their provision of services by
the highest standards of integrity.
Members of the Society shall refrain from all conduct or practice which
may discredit the highway industry or deceive the public.
Click Here to view the ASHE Clearfield ByLaws.
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