Welcome to the Midlands Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Board Member Spotlight - April 8th 2021


We have asked each board member to answer some questions about their career and interests. Please check out the following member for the week:

   Welcome, Robert John Ley, PE (aka Bobby)!

                                          (Bobby hiking with his dog, Lady)

Company: Thomas & Hutton

Job Title: I am an enviornmental engineer serving as a full-time consultant to Dominion Energy North & South Carolina as an environmental permitting coordinator.

Location: Columbia, SC

Education: Ben Lippen School (2012) & Clemson University (2016)

What inspired you to pursue a career in this field?: Both of my grandfathers were in STEM fields, and heavily influenced my passion for the environment. 

What do you love most about your job? I get to travel & meet a lot of people and I'm able to work outdoors. 

If you weren't in this industry, what would you be doing and why? I would have definitely been a teacher. I love working with kids and passing on knowledge.


Welcome to the Midlands Branch (South Carolina Section) of the American Society of Civil Engineers website. The Midlands Branch serves the counties of Newberry, Fairfield, Kershaw, Richland, Lexington, Sumter, Calhoun and Orangeburg. Branch meetings are centrally located in Columbia, South Carolina. 

This website compiles all the information for the branch’s activities. Some major items available to view are the history of the Midlands Branch, upcoming events, contact information for branch officers, as well as branch awards, newsletters, and other helpful resources and opportunities.

Also, if you are interested in becoming a member of the ASCE Midlands Branch, you can find that information HERE.

If we can be of service to you in any way, please feel free to contact one of the officers listed on this site. Have a great day!


Lauren Turner, PE..
ASCE Midlands Branch President

Thank you for everyone for joining ASCE at Steel Hands Brewery. It was a lot of fun to hang out and drink good beer. AECOM (aka AECORN) took home the gold.