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Posts Tagged ‘ASCE’

Iowa Infrastructure: ASCE 2015 Report Card

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
Iowa Infrastructure Report Card 2015

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS
IOWA SECTION
The 2015 Report Card for Iowa’s Infrastructure has been prepared to acquaint Iowans with the extent, condition and importance of the capital assets that support modern life. It is hoped that this information, along with the grades, will encourage awareness of and concern for these often under-appreciated facilities. Iowa’s ASCE members hope that the grades will alert citizens, media agencies, business leaders, and elected officials to the needs of the infrastructure and induce a commitment to giving it proper care and upkeep.

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ASCE: The Role of Civil Engineers in Creating Sustainable Communities

Friday, February 13th, 2015
ASCE: The Role of Civil Engineers in Creating Sustainable Communities

Creating Sustainable Communities: The Role of the Civil Engineer – Part II

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ASCE Music Video Contest: Do You Want to Build a Highway?

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
ASCE Music Video Contest: Do You Want to Build a Highway?

Taking the music of “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” from the popular Disney movie Frozen, this video portrays the excited and enthusiastic nature of a young engineer as she anxiously anticipates her first big project. The National Capital Section of ASCE’s video, “Do You Want to Build…” was awarded an honorable mention in ASCE’s 2014 Student and Younger Member Video Contest.

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ASCE Sustainability Music Video

Monday, January 19th, 2015
ASCE Sustainability Music Video

A sustainable civil engineering-themed parody of the song “Young, Wild and Free,” performed by the Los Angeles Younger Member Forum of ASCE. “ASCE Sustainability” was awarded an honorable mention in ASCE’s 2014 Student and Younger Member Music Video Contest.

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Shake It Off – University of Nevada, Reno, Earthquake Engineering Laboratory

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
Shake It Off – University of Nevada, Reno, Earthquake Engineering Laboratory

The Earthquake Engineering Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno is known for testing large-scale structures on its four shake tables. This video is a parody of Taylor Swift’s song “Shake It Off” that shows how engineers can safely design bridges and buildings to resist earthquake loading. The University of Nevada, Reno ASCE Student Chapter is the GRAND PRIZE WINNER and recipient of $5,000 in the Student Chapter category of ASCE’s 2014 Student and Younger Member Music Video Contest.

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Making the Grade: How Investments in America’s Infrastructure Benefit Our Economy and Environment

Monday, October 27th, 2014
FIGURE 1. ASCE Grades, Annual Investment, and Investment Needed, Billions

BLUEGREEN ALLIANCE
Much of the physical infrastructure of the United States is in a state of disrepair. As documented by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in their 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, our roads, transit systems, dams, and airports need billions of dollars of investment to return them to adequacy. Our water, air, and land are threatened by aging systems designed to provide safe drinking water, handle hazardous waste, treat wastewater, and manage our solid waste. Half of our schools were built to educate the generation that is now retiring, and our electric grid is widely recognized as being incapable of meeting the needs of our changing energy system.

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Transportation Infrastructure: Moving America

Friday, October 24th, 2014
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COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
Infrastructure is critical to economic growth, but the aging U.S. transportation system suffers from insufficient investment. As this CFR Progress Report and Scorecard, Road to Nowhere, explains, other nations are building new highways as the United States’ crumble. U.S. transportation fell from fifth in the World Economic Forum’s rankings in 2002 to twenty-fourth in 2011, passed by nations such as Spain, South Korea, and Oman. Making a U-turn will take some time since major infrastructure projects require several years to plan and execute.

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Making the Grade – Civil Infrastructure Industry Leaders Weigh In on Plan to Fix America’s Failing Infrastructure

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
Extreme Makeover: Infrastructure Edition

On June 27th in Washington D.C., a new report was released that outlines innovative new ways that the federal government, industry and other stakeholders can work together to solve the crisis of the failing state of U.S. infrastructure. Entitled “Making The Grade,” the six point plan is the result of experts from 45 different organizations, including corporations, professional organizations, think tanks, financial advisors and academic institutions.

The report’s name is intended as a rallying cry in response to last year’s quadrennial report card by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), which gave America’s overall infrastructure a D+ grade. Several of the report’s contributors continued the rallying cry in a #FlashBlog event last week. Following is a summary:

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Making the Grade: A National Six-Point Plan to Regain America’s Infrastructure Leadership

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
SPECIFIC ECONOMIC IMPACTS BY 2020

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Making The Grade represents the consensus of many who attended the meeting “Executing a Sustainable Infrastructure Vision” convened by the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) initially in 2012. The Making the Grade roundtable that followed in 2013 was comprised of experts from 45 companies representing the scope of the U.S. infrastructure industry—planning, engineering, construction, and technology—and their counterparts from local governments, professional organizations, think tanks, financial advisors, academic institutions, and others. Participants agreed to an ambitious goal: describe a new vision and path forward for regaining and sustaining America’s public infrastructure leadership.

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Enter the 2014 ASCE Bridges Photo Contest

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Bridges Contest

The Bridges Photo Contest closes this Monday, March 31st, but there’s still time to get the good side of your favorite bridge. Seven categories encourage variety–rather than sending one more picture of the Golden Gate Bridge with fog rolling in, why not try to snap a local Pedestrian Bridge, or a Small-Town Bridge?

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