Abstract: The civil engineerís world of 2030 will be even more challenging than today. Todayís status of Civil Engineering served as the Summitís benchmark. Examples of current issues and trends noted at the Summit include the poor condition of the infrastructure in many nations, the occurrence of corruption in the global engineering and construction industry, the minimal involvement of civil engineers in the political process, the need to more fully embrace sustainability, the globalization of engineering practice, and the desire to attract the best and brightest to the profession. Dealing with the preceding problems and opportunities will require intra-disciplinary, cross-disciplinary, and multi- disciplinary collaboration on projects and in research and development. More advances in areas such as information technology, intelligent infrastructure, and digital simulation will be needed.

Keywords: Summitís benchmark, globalization, problems and opportunities.