President’s MessageHello ASCE Members,
Our monthly Branch Board meetings are held on the first Friday of the month at TKE in Riverside and are open to everyone if you would like to join. The next board meeting is on November 3, 2017. The Younger Members meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at Panera’s in Ranch Cucamonga near Ontario Mills and are open to everyone as well, so please come along and introduce yourself.
Thank you for your continued support and commitment to ASCE.
Melissa Barbosa, P.E., M.ASCE
ASCE San Bernardino and Riverside Counties
NEW 2017 Report Card for America's Infrastructure
The ASCE Committee on America’s Infrastructure, made up of 28 dedicated civil engineers from across the country with decades of expertise in all categories, volunteers their time to work with ASCE Infrastructure Initiatives staff to prepare the Infrastructure Report Card. The Committee assesses all relevant data and reports, consults with technical and industry experts, and assigns grades using the following key criteria:
The 2017 Infrastructure Report Card reveals that we have made some incremental progress toward restoring our nation’s infrastructure. But it has not been enough. As in 2013, America’s cumulative GPA is once again a D+.
The 2017 grades range from a B for Rail to a D- for Transit, illustrating the clear impact of investment – or lack thereof – on the grades. Three categories – Parks, Solid Waste, and Transit – received a decline in grade this year, while seven – Hazardous Waste, Inland Waterways, Levees, Ports, Rail, Schools, and Wastewater – saw slight improvements. Six categories’ grades remain unchanged from 2013 – Aviation, Bridges, Dams, Drinking Water, Energy, and Roads.
Click Here for full report/s.
The Leader Training Committee (LTC) series of 21 Talking Points and accompanying PowerPoint slides on timely and critical Society issues and topics are posted on the Region, Section, and Branch Resource page on the ASCE web site, Click Here.
Shawn Kelley, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
21 Talking Points