United for Infrastructure Week of Events

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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 committee member of United for Infrastructure and is dedicated to bringing quality programming as a part of the organization and in stand-alone events. Highlights of upcoming programming and registration links are below, while a full calendar is available here.

Lead With Infrastructure: United for Infrastructure Kickoff

May 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm ET / 9:00 am PT

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Speakers at this kickoff include Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, Kristina Swallow, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE. 2018 President, Houston Mayor Turner, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumpka, Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost, and more.

ASCE’s Capitol Hill Policy Briefing, “Accelerating Sustainable, Resilient Infrastructure and How to Measure Success.”

May 10, 2021 at 3:00 pm ET / 12:00 am PT

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Learn how to “future proof” the infrastructure in your community by investing dollars wisely. Strategies include the incorporation of American Society of Civil Engineers(ASCE) 7, a series of design standards that reflect the latest data on the wind, ice, and tsunami, and flood impacts and how our infrastructure should be built to withstand and protect against these big events. Meanwhile, ASCE’s new Sustainability Standard informs planners about social, economic, and environmental guidelines, and the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision rating system gauges a project’s achievement in meeting long-term sustainability goals.

Speakers:
• Tom Smith, ENV SP, CAE, F.ASCE, Executive Director, ASCE
• Anthony Kane, President & CEO, Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure
• Michael Mucha, P.E., ENV-SP, Chief Engineer and Director,
• Samantha Medlock, Senior Counsel, House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

Make It Resilient: Building and Updating Infrastructure for a Changing World

May 11, 2021 at 12:00 pm ET / 9:00 am PT

Register and see the full list of speakers here

Program includes a panel moderated by Emily Feenstra, ASCE Managing Director of Government Relations and Infrastructure Initiatives, featuring Andrew Wishnia, USDOT Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Policy, Tom Lewis from WSP, and Jennifer Aumenti, Global Transportation Chief Executive, AECOM.

Make it for Everyone: Infrastructure and the Equity Opportunity 

May 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm ET / 9:00 am PT

Register and see the full list of speakers here

Programming includes remarks from Dave Swallow, M. ASCE, Deputy CEO, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada.

ASCE’s Capitol Hill Policy Briefing, “Stretching the Dollar: Asset Management as a Tool to Improve Resiliency.”

May 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT

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State and local governments face many competing priorities for limited funding. Meanwhile, the impacts of a changing climate are making the infrastructure challenges more dynamic. Utilities, local governments, and states are increasingly turning to asset management to set priorities and make smarter investment decisions. Hear from those using data collection and utilization as a tool to improve community resilience and better understand how to incentivize and improve asset management around the country.

Moderator: Celine Hyer, PE, Senior Vice President, ARCADIS

Speakers:
• Joanna Johnson, Chair, Michigan’s Transportation Asset Management Council
• Matthew Vega, PE National Director of Infrastructure & Government, US CAD
• Darryl Street, Senior Financial Policy Advisor, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, District of Columbia

 

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