Congressional Briefing on Resilience in Puerto Rico Highlights ASCE 7

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) held a Capitol Hill briefing on Tuesday to examine resiliency in Puerto Rico two years after Hurricane Maria. In his opening remarks, ASCE’s Executive Director Tom Smith, ENV.SP., CAE, F.ASCE stressed that building resilient infrastructure was in the best interest of the American taxpayer, as every dollar spent......

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Spotlights Inland Waterways with Town Hall and New Report

On Wednesday, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Assistant Secretary of the Army R.D. James hosted a town hall outside of St. Louis to highlight the relationship between the inland waterways and the American agriculture sector. Bill Stahlman, PE, M.ASCE represented the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at the town hall, offering......

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ASCE at NCSL 2019: Resiliency In Focus at the 50-State Legislative Conference

More than 5,500 state lawmakers and legislative staff from the U.S. and beyond attended the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) annual Legislative Summit in Nashville, Tennessee. The meeting provides a platform for lawmakers, staff, and other public policy professionals to learn from experts, as well as each other, about solutions to the country’s most......

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BulidStrong Forum Focuses on Resiliency and Mitigation

The Build Strong Coalition convened the first of three forums on disaster mitigation and resiliency, this one focused on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program. At the forum, ASCE’s Executive Director Tom Smith, ENV.SP., CAE, F.ASCE spoke on a panel about the need to achieve resilience in public......

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Iowa Infrastructure GPA Improves to a C

The Iowa Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers released the 2019 Report Card for Iowa’s Infrastructure yesterday. Twelve categories, including aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, inland waterways, levees, parks, rail, roads, solid waste and wastewater were included in this iteration. The last Report Card for Iowa’s Infrastructure was released in 2015, and......

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The Grades are In: Vermont’s Infrastructure GPA a “C”

The 2019 Report Card for Vermont’s Infrastructure was published today by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Nine categories of infrastructure – aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, roads, solid waste, stormwater and wastewater – earned cumulative GPA of a “C.” While the overall GPA was the same as what the state earned in 2014,......

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North Dakota Grades its Infrastructure: State Earns a “C”

The first-ever Report Card for North Dakota’s Infrastructure was published by the ASCE North Dakota Section. Eight categories of infrastructure received an overall grade of a “C,” an indication that infrastructure in the state is in mediocre condition overall. The Report Card was released at a press conference at Bismarck. Guest speakers included Senate Majority......

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2019 Report Card for Washington’s Infrastructure: State earns an overall grade of a “C”; Transportation Grades Improve

This morning, the Inland Empire, Seattle, and Tacoma-Olympia Sections of the American Society of Civil Engineers released the 2019 Report Card for Washington’s Infrastructure. Nine categories received an overall grade of a “C,” which is the same grade the state received in 2013. Despite the overall unchanging GPA, several categories saw significant progress.. Transportation infrastructure......

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Government Shutdown Negatively Impacts Our Infrastructure

The partial government shutdown, triggered by the dispute over President Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, has entered its 19th day. Unfortunately, the shutdown is directly impacting infrastructure projects across the country. Many key federal agencies responsible for our nation’s infrastructure are not fully operational, which affects our nation’s roads, bridges, parks, and transit systems,......

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Nevada’s Infrastructure Grades Improve

Today, Nevada civil engineers released the  Nevada 2018 Infrastructure Report Card Las Vegas City Hall. Twelve categories of infrastructure earned an overall grade of a “C,” advancing from a “C-” in 2014. Among the category grade boosts was aviation, which went from a “C-” to a “C,” bridges, moving up from a “C-” to a......

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