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ASCE Report Highlights Best Practices for Equity in Infrastructure

February 01, 2024

ASCE report highlights equity in infrastructure best practices with case studies from Alaska, California, and Texas.

The post ASCE Report Highlights Best Practices for Equity in Infrastructure first appeared on ASCE's 2021 Infrastructure Report Card.

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ASCE Seeks Reauthorization of Earthquake and Wind Research Programs

February 01, 2024

ASCE’s efforts to spur Congressional action to reauthorize two federal programs that are critical to the nation’s resilience has finally achieved some results. Both the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) and the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program (NWIRP) are past due for reauthorization and Congress has been slow to act. Efforts by ASCE and...

The post ASCE Seeks Reauthorization of Earthquake and Wind Research Programs first appeared on ASCE's 2021 Infrastructure Report Card.

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KY Gov. Andy Beshear Celebrates Mountain Parkway Expansion at Engineering & Public Works Roadshow Event

January 29, 2024

On Monday, January 29th, the Engineering & Public Works Roadshow series made its fourth stop, this time in Frankfort, Kentucky, in conjunction with Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear celebrating the state’s Mountain Parkway Expansion project. The Roadshow commended the program’s collaborative legislative efforts from federal and state partners to connect Eastern Kentucky residents with the rest...

The post KY Gov. Andy Beshear Celebrates Mountain Parkway Expansion at Engineering & Public Works Roadshow Event first appeared on ASCE's 2021 Infrastructure Report Card.

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ASCE and Congressional Champions Seek Bipartisan Approach to National Dam Safety Program Reauthorization

January 25, 2024

In 1996, Congress authorized the creation of the National Dam Safety Program (NDSP) to support dam safety programs at the state level nationwide.  Since it was first established, the NDSP has become the primary source of federal funding for state dam safety programs, supporting activities such as dam inspection and monitoring, emergency preparedness, and staffing...

The post ASCE and Congressional Champions Seek Bipartisan Approach to National Dam Safety Program Reauthorization first appeared on ASCE's 2021 Infrastructure Report Card.

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Celebrating 2023 American Infrastructure Triumphs and Looking Ahead to a Big 2024!

December 27, 2023

As 2023 ends, the ASCE government relations team wants to thank our members for their hard work and advocacy for advancing the civil engineering profession and improving American infrastructure. This year, ASCE members helped shape policy at the local, state, and federal levels, sending more than 1,200 messages to 492 lawmakers at all levels of...

The post Celebrating 2023 American Infrastructure Triumphs and Looking Ahead to a Big 2024! first appeared on ASCE's 2021 Infrastructure Report Card.

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ASCE Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

November 16, 2023

ASCE celebrates the two-year anniversary of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), or Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The BIL is the largest-ever investment in our nation’s built environment, providing $1.2 trillion towards all 17 categories of infrastructure outlined in ASCE’s 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. The IIJA represents a significant down payment on...

The post ASCE Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law first appeared on ASCE's 2021 Infrastructure Report Card.

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Imagine A Day Without Water: Our most valuable resource

October 19, 2023

Can you imagine a day without water? Think about how many times you turn on a faucet, flush a toilet, take a shower, or use water to keep your home or workplace clean. Life without water would change a lot of things we do every day to be a lot more complicated. Civil engineers work...

The post Imagine A Day Without Water: Our most valuable resource first appeared on ASCE's 2021 Infrastructure Report Card.

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What would a possible government shutdown mean for the nation’s infrastructure?

September 29, 2023

Update: Both houses of Congress passed and President Biden signed a continuing resolution on September 30th, which will keep the federal government operating without interruption until November 17th. Despite bipartisan efforts from the U.S. Senate to avert a government shutdown, (at this time) U.S. House Republicans so far are unable to take up and pass a...

The post What would a possible government shutdown mean for the nation’s infrastructure? first appeared on ASCE's 2021 Infrastructure Report Card.

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Dallas’ Able Pump Station Recognized for Engineering Excellence

September 21, 2023

On Tuesday, September 19, the Engineering & Public Works Roadshow series made its third stop, this time in Dallas, Texas, at the award-winning Able Pump Station. The Roadshow celebrated the sump station’s contributions to resilience and safety for a four-square mile area of Dallas that had been inundated with frequent flooding events for years prior...

The post Dallas’ Able Pump Station Recognized for Engineering Excellence first appeared on ASCE's 2021 Infrastructure Report Card.

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Best Practices to Recruit and Retain Infrastructure Workers

August 21, 2023

The American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Governors Association released a policy brief in August 2023 identifying effective approaches for recruiting and retaining infrastructure workers. The short- and long-term strategies were collected from a group of practitioners in the public and private sector.

The post Best Practices to Recruit and Retain Infrastructure Workers first appeared on ASCE's 2021 Infrastructure Report Card.

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