United for Infrastructure 2021: A Week of Broad Agreement & Urgency

United for Infrastructure 2021 is drawing to a close. The week was full of in-depth panels, remarks, and interviews on the importance of infrastructure systems to the economic vitality of all communities. A focus on infrastructure from diverse stakeholders was especially timely as President Joe Biden continues to advocate for his American Jobs Plan that......

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United for Infrastructure Week of Events

United for Infrastructure 2021 will take place May 10-14, featuring a series of virtual events around the country elevating infrastructure as an issue impacting all Americans. The programming is especially timely as Congress debates how to move forward on investing in infrastructure to help the economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. ASCE is a steering......

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ASCE Lends Expertise to Policy Recommendations on Improving State Disaster Response

The National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Public Private Partnership on Disaster Mitigation and Recovery published a series of policy recommendations this month. The partnership, of which ASCE belongs, was convened in response to the devastating 2017 disaster season and is comprised of state legislators, staff, and private sector partners. The report, “Natural Disaster State......

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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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