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Dr. Ahmad Habibian Named Editor-in-Chief of ASCE Pipeline Journal 

February 25, 2019

FAIRFAX, Virginia—CDM Smith is pleased to announce that Dr. Ahmad Habibian, CDM Smith’s Technical Strategy Leader for Conveyance, was recently appointed Editor-in-Chief of The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice. Habibian will oversee the assignment, review and publication of peer-reviewed papers in pipeline engineering and practice.  

Established in 2009, the ASCE Journal is a profes­sional, author­i­ta­tive technical resource covering a broad range of topics pertaining to the planning, engineering, design, construc­tion, renewal, safety, operation and maintenance, asset management, resilience, envi­ron­men­tal aspects, and sustain­abil­ity of pipeline systems. As an important technical reference for researchers and prac­ti­tion­ers from academia, industry, and government, the Journal presents in-depth information on water distri­b­u­tion and trans­mis­sion systems, wastewater collection systems, stormwater systems, oil and gas pipelines, and freight pipelines, as well as conduit appli­ca­tions for power and commu­ni­ca­tion cables.

Habibian has been instru­men­tal to the creation of the Journal and has been an active board member since its founding, previously serving as Associate Editor under former Editor-in-Chief Dr. Mo Najafi. As the new Editor-in-Chief, Habibian will strive to ensure the Journal maintains its tradition of publishing scholarly papers of the highest quality and provide a forum for pipeline profes­sion­als and researchers to share the results of their research and unique experiences.  

“It’s been gratifying to see that this journal started from scratch and has now established itself as a premier location for industry experts to submit their work,” says Habibian. “I look forward to continuing the Journal’s growth and increasing readership both in the U.S. and around the globe.” 

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, trans­porta­tion, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service engineering and construc­tion firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle. 

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