In this episode of the Engineering Influence podcast ACEC’s Senior Vice President Advocacy and External Affairs Steve Hall and Senior Director Transportation Programs Matt Reiffer discuss the upcoming Senate Environment and Public Works Committee markup of the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act, as well as the current status of water related infrastructure bills in Congress. To listen to the podcast, click here.
Storms and floods in the first half of 2019 have caused more than $1.2 billion in damage to public infrastructure in 24 states, according to the Associated Press (AP). Based on preliminary assessments submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the total includes damage to roads and bridges, utilities, water control facilities, public buildings and equipment, and parks. AP expects the tally to rise because some states haven’t completed their assessments or may submit higher
August 12, 2019
Former ACEC Chair Bill Howard of CDM Smith will take the gavel as the 2019-2021 FIDIC President at the upcoming 2019 FIDIC International Infrastructure Conference in Mexico City, September 8-10. FIDIC is the international association for consulting engineers, representing national engineering associations in 104 countries. ACEC is the largest FIDIC member. The annual conference will focus on how technology is revolutionizing the way companies and the industry operate. “Change is all around us and new
August 5, 2019
Current design standards for U.S. hydrologic infrastructure are not adequate for addressing the increased frequency and severity of extreme rainstorms, according to a report published last month in Geophysical Research Letters. Researchers studied a variety of regions in the country and found that the growing number of severe weather events could overwhelm outdated infrastructure, including stormwater systems, dams, and retention ponds. The study attributes the increase in severe weather to climate warming and predicts that the
July 23, 2019
ACEC Alabama hosts the second annual Fall Sporting Clays Classic at the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park. Shooter Registration package includes shooter bag, entry into sporting clays tournament, golf cart, lunch, and plenty of networking opportunities. Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park 4387 Turner Mill Road, Talladega, AL 35160 Register your team today – Click Here!
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Several significant announcements today marked a major step forward for the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering. The Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering is hailed among politicians as a big step to educate students in cyber-security and the cyber sector. Madison County Schools Superintendent Matt Massey has been selected to serve as the first president. “The opportunity to be able to almost build a school from scratch is kind of any