January 1, 2012

Current ASCE President, Andrew Herrmann, PE, SECB, F.ASCE, stresses the importance of specialty certification for civil engineers. His column, "Give Yourself the Edge" in this months Message from the President, explains the advantages of holding an advanced credential, such as the D.CE, D.OE, D.PE or D.NE, when competing in the job market. This is especially important to younger engineers who need to differentiate themselves from their counterparts. Read the full article on ASCE's website.

Herrmann, a structural engineer, is a principal with Hardesty & Hanover, LLP. He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Valparaiso University, Indiana, and his master’s degree from the Polytechnic Institute of New York, which is now known as POLY-NYU. Herrmann is a registered professional engineer in 29 states and is a resident of Pittsburgh, PA.