When seven civil engineers traveled to Corpus Christi in July of 1913 to attend the Good Roads Congress that year, the city was known as “The Naples of the Gulf”. It advertised “the best all year round climate in the world”. During the meeting, these men, mostly consultants and professors, stayed at the beautiful new Nueces Hotel located on the bay front.
At the conclusion of the Good Roads meeting, these seven dedicated professionals reconvened at the Beach Hotel on North Beach. Their topic of discussion was organizing the 101 members of ASCE in Texas at that time into a state-wide organization…what we now know as the Texas Section.
In 1913 the economy of Corpus Christi was booming. The first causeway across the mouth of Nueces Bay was in design. Also in progress were other infrastructure improvements including major water works, the community’s first sanitary sewer system, surfacing ten miles of streets with asphalt, installing a natural gas system, and constructing a new County Courthouse. The city was evolving from a village of about 9,000 residents to a modern municipality on the Gulf coast.
In 2013 join us in celebrating 100 years of ASCE Texas Section and the civil engineering that provides the infrastructure of our modern world.
What you can expect at the conference in Corpus Christi:
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - Saturday, March 23, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Omni Bayfront900 N Shoreline BlvdCorpus Christi, Texas 78401361-887-1600
ASCE Texas Section
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