Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 133,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society. ASCE's vision is to position engineers as global leaders building a better quality of life.

In April 2007, ASCE approved the establishment of the Hellenic Group. ASCE Groups operate in 31 countries; in the EC, ASCE Groups exist in the UK, Italy and now Greece.