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ASCE Kicks off Infrastructure Week with Workforce Panels

As the money from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law makes its way into communities across America, the engineering, manufacturing, and construction industries are doing everything they can to ensure all Americans see the benefits of this once-in-a-generation legislation to improve the roads, bridges, water pipelines, and other infrastructure systems Americans rely on every day. One key......

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National Building Safety Month – How Can Engineers Protect the Public?

  May is National Building Safety Month and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is doing its part to ensure these structures are safe and reliable, despite omnipresent environmental hazards and increasingly severe weather events. The video above highlights one example where ASCE standards prevented disasters. ASCE has developed building codes and design standards......

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Michigan Civil Engineers Give the State’s Infrastructure a “C-” grade

On Monday May 8th, the Michigan Section of ASCE released the 2023 Report Card for Michigan’s Infrastructure in Lansing, MI. The report included 14 infrastructure categories, which received a cumulative grade of “C-“, the same as the national infrastructure report card. This grade is an upgrade for Michigan, which received a “D+” in the 2018......

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New PROTECT program offers millions for improving infrastructure resilience

Government agencies—from state departments of transportation to Indian Tribes—can now apply for some of the $848 million in discretionary grant funding that was recently made available through the new Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) Program, which aims to make infrastructure more resilient to climate change. The PROTECT program was one......

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Join ASCE for Infrastructure Week 2023 – #InfrastructureWorks

ASCE Panel: Evolving Needs for the Infrastructure Workforce On May 15th, ASCE will lead a panel discussion on infrastructure workforce solutions with other industry experts. This event correlates with the theme of Infrastructure Week 2023: #InfrastructureWorks. About Infrastructure Week Infrastructure Week takes place in Washington, D.C. every May. In fact, for over a decade, industry......

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Water Sector Celebrates Water Week 2023

This week, water sector professionals celebrated Water Week 2023 in Washington, DC.  Professionals from the nation’s water utilities, advocacy groups, environmental organizations, and other key stakeholders gathered near Capitol Hill to hear from decision makers on the current state of water policy.  This year, ASCE was proud to join 31 other organizations as an official......

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New Report Shows Rising Cost of Repairing the Nation’s Dams

On April 14, 2023, the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) announced the release of a new report detailing the current cost of repairing and rehabilitating the nation’s non-federal dams.  According to the report titled The Cost of Rehabilitating Dams in the U.S.: A Methodology and Estimate shows that the current cost of rehabilitating......

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Restoration of historic Virginia train station celebrated on latest Roadshow stop

Restoration of historic Virginia train station celebrated on latest Roadshow stop The Engineering and Public Works Roadshow came to Main Street Station in Richmond, Virginia on March 24th to celebrate the historic train station’s transformation into a multimodal transit center and event venue. The roadshow is a partnership between ASCE, APWA, and ACEC to highlight......

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House Republicans debut energy and permitting reform package

Last week, House Republicans formally introduced the Lower Energy Costs Act (H.R. 1). This comprehensive legislative package is aimed at increasing American energy production and enacting permitting reform to reduce regulatory burdens associated with the development of infrastructure projects. By designing the Lower Energy Costs Act as H.R. 1, Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has signaled......

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