Welcome to the reading branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Welcome to the home of the Reading Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers.


There are many opportunities available for those who are interested in volunteering with the Branch. We hope that you find the information on our website helpful. If you have questions, please feel free to contact any one of the Board members.




Reading Branch Board of Directors

Hello ASCE Reading Branch Members:

Since the Reading Branch was transferred to the Lehigh Valley Section in 2017, the Branch has been working hard on becoming more active and provide to our approximately 170 members technical programming and events that will be of interest as well as provide PDH’s for those who are licensed professionals in order form them to meet the professional development licensing renewal requirements set forth by the Pennsylvania Professional Licensing Board.

However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Branch like many other Sections and Branches across the Society had to pivot and determine how to continue to engage our members in a virtual environment. The Reading Branch has been able to provide a virtual technical program which included a presentation from U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan where she discussed infrastructure needs from a Federal perspective.

I am writing to you to inform you that the Reading Branch will be seeking to positions on our Board of Directors. The Branch Board currently has eight members, four officers (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary) and four Directors. Officers and Directors serve two-year terms. For more information on each position and the responsibilities, please review our Branch Bylaws/

If you are interested in any of these positions or have any questions, please reach out to me by e-mail at jcaperilla@mctish.com.

Thank you for your continued membership and I look forward to hearing from you.


John Caperilla
President, ASCE Reading Branch

2018 Report Card for Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure

The Pennsylvania State Council which consists of the four Pennsylvania Section (Central PA, Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh) released the 2018 Report Card for Pennsylvania's Infrastructure. The team of over 75 ASCE members from across the four Sections volunteered thier time to prepare these reports. For more information, please visit our website at, http://www.pareportcard.org/.

Video Recording of Rep. Chrissy Houlahan Presentation

For those who were not able to attend our Presentation with Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, a link to the video recording is linked below. Please note that the recording started a few minutes into her Presentation.