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Link to Post:https://infrastructurereportcard.org/white-house-announces-national-building-code-initiative/">White House Announces National Building Code Initiative

White House Announces National Building Code Initiative

The most reliable way to ensure our nation’s infrastructure is resilient, and that we are truly building back better, is the widespread adoption and enforcement of modern, up to date building codes. ASCE was pleased to see the White House recently announce the National Initiative to Advance Building Codes, an effort to help state and......

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ASCE Observes National Dam Safety Awareness Day

On Tuesday, May 31, 2022, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) observed “National Dam Safety Awareness Day”.  Nationwide, more than 92,000 dams serve a variety of functions and provide numerous services including irrigation, water conservation, flood protection.  Ensuring the safety and sustainability of the nation’s dams is a top infrastructure priority for ASCE,  and......

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Link to Post:https://infrastructurereportcard.org/movement-on-school-infrastructure-data-collection/">Movement on School Infrastructure Data Collection

Movement on School Infrastructure Data Collection

The Report Card on America’s Infrastructure’s chapter on schools opens with the statement that school facilities represent the second largest sector of public infrastructure spending, after highways, and yet there is no comprehensive national data on the condition of K-12 public school infrastructure. To develop the ASCE schools grade of a D+, engineers instead relied......

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GAO Reports Highlights Opportunities For The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program

Late last week, the General Accountability Office (GA0) issued a new report on the status of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). The report includes a number of recommendations focusing on the need for NEHRP to conduct a national assessment to identify progress and remaining gaps in earthquake resilience; develop strategies to better communicate......

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Saving Our Infrastructure and Cutting Expenses: Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Road Maintenance

Guest Blog by EyeVi Technologies The United States infrastructure report card is nothing to write home about. According to the 2021 ASCE Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, the overall score for America’s infrastructure is a C-. This more than imperfect grade is reflected well in the satisfaction rate of amongst everyday Americans with their infrastructure.......

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Senate EPW Committee Advances WRDA 2022

Last Friday, the Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee released S. 4137, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) for 2022.  The committee held a brief but collegial hearing on Wednesday where the bill was unanimously reported favorably to the Senate floor.  The full Senate is expected to take up WRDA by early June, with......

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Illinois Earns C- on its 2022 Infrastructure Report Card while Making Strides on Roads and Transit

On Thursday, April 28, the Illinois Section of ASCE unveiled its 2022 Report Card for Illinois’ Infrastructure, the state’s first report card since 2018. The report assigned the state’s systems a cumulative grade of “C-”, which is on par with the national grade of “C-.” A “C-” grade means the state’s infrastructure is in mediocre......

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Minnesota Civil Engineers Give the State’s Infrastructure a “C” Grade for the Second Time

On Tuesday, April 26, the Minnesota Section of ASCE unveiled its 2022 Report Card for Minnesota’s Infrastructure, the state’s first report card since 2018. The report assigned the state’s systems a cumulative grade of “C”, which is better than the national grade of “C-.” A “C” grade means the state’s infrastructure is in mediocre condition.......

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Water Week 2022 Kicks Off

This post was written by Cathy Gillen and Matthew McGinn This week, Washington celebrated Water Week 2022, highlighting the critical importance of water policy.  Water sector professionals gathered in person and remotely to advocate for critical water policy initiatives, hear from lawmakers on the current state of water policy, and discuss ongoing challenges.  This year......

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Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act

On Tuesday, April 5, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife held a hearing to discuss implementation of the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act (DWWIA). DWWIA was passed by the Senate last April on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis and was ultimately signed into law in November as a......

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