Arkansas and Vermont to Release Infrastructure Report Cards

The Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will release the 2014 Report Card for Vermont’s Infrastructure on Thursday, October 16th in Montpelier. The report will review the impact of Tropical Storm Irene on Vermont’s bridges, dams, drinking water, wastewater, roads and solid waste and assess the current condition today. Report Card......

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Humboldt County California’s Transportation Report Card Released

This afternoon the 2014 Report Card for Humboldt County’s Infrastructure, an independent review of the area’s transportation needs, was released by the North Coast Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The Report Card gave the County’s roads a grade of D+ grade and bridges received a grade of C-. According to the new report,......

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Harnessing the Natural Process for Clean Water in Colorado

Let’s Envision the Infrastructure for Tomorrow America’s infrastructure needs a national commitment to bring existing infrastructure into a state-of-good-repair, and in the long term we must modernize and build in a targeted and strategic manner. This means leadership at the federal, state, and local levels of government, by businesses and individuals, to communicate the importance......

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How Your State Funds School Construction

In every community across the U.S. is a school building. They’re used for learning, libraries, sports, and feeding kids, but they’re also used for community meetings, school programs, and in emergencies.  Each one of these schools is different, and so it’s probably not a surprise that they’re all funded differently.  The Pennsylvania Department of Education......

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Elementary School Has Energy to Sell Back to the Grid

Aging buildings and energy costs are two of a school’s most concerning issues, but not for Warren County, Kentucky’s Richardsville Elementary School after a sustainable redesign that now has the school selling energy back to the grid. But it hasn’t always been this way.  Until Richardsville Elementary School was rebuilt in 2010, classes were held......

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Sometimes It’s Best to Look Beneath You: A Successful Geothermal Project at Portland International Jetport

  Commit to Success America’s infrastructure needs a national commitment to bring existing infrastructure into a state-of-good-repair, and in the long term we must modernize and build in a targeted and strategic manner. This means leadership at the federal, state, and local levels of government, by businesses and individuals, to communicate the importance of our......

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What They’re Saying About the Pennsylvania Report Card

Watch clips from the release events speakers here, courtesy of Urban Engineers. Engineers grade Pa.’s infrastructure: C-minus – Philly.com Engineering Group Gives Low Marks to Pennsylvania Infrastructure -CBS Local – Philly Pa. Infrastructure Grades Suffer Due To Poor Roads, Bridges – CBS Local – Pittsburgh State’s civil engineers give roads a D- in latest “report card”......

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Pennsylvania Earns 7 Poor D Grades in New Report Card

Today, civil engineers from across Pennsylvania released a new Report Card for Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure giving 16 grades for the state’s infrastructure.  Here’s how Pennsylvania’s infrastructure ranks from worst grades to best: Roads                                   D- Wastewater                       D- Drinking Water                D Transit                                 D Bridges                                D+ Inland Waterways          D+ Stormwater                       D+ Dams                                    C- Levees                                  C- Schools                                C- Energy                                 C......

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