SECTION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND JOB POSTINGS
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Calling All Volunteers to Assist in Developing the Next Installment of the Report Card for Pennsylvania's Infrastructure
The time has come for Pennsylvania's four Sections of ASCE to begin developing the 2018 Report Card for Pennsylvania's Infrastructure. The target release date is May 2018, with the intent to coincide with Legislative Day at the Harrisburg Capitol in order to share our findings.
More information regarding volunteering for this very unique opportunity can be found here.
Proposed Biennial Professional Registration Fee Increase for 2017 - 2019 Period
The state board overseeing Engineers, Surveyors, and Geologists has a budget and expenditures. The costs for the state board to operate are to be covered by the biennial registration fees paid by Engineers, Surveyors, and Geologists. Currently, the operating costs for the state board exceed the revenue being garnered by the biennial registration fees (i.e., they are operating in a deficit). Accordingly, the state board has requested an increase from $50 to $100 in the biennial registration fees for Engineers, Surveyors, and Geologists. The proposed increase in the registration fees will be implemented for the 2017-2019 biennium period. Based upon revue projections, such a fee increase will gradually pay-down the current deficit and cover the board’s operation expenses through the 2025-2027 biennium period. At that time, if the projections hold, the Board will be required to again evaluate the need for a fee increase.
More information about this proposed fee increase can be found here.
(A special thank you to the Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists for providing this information.)
Board of Director Positions Still Available for 2017 - 2018
Are you looking to get more involved with the ASCE Central PA Section operations? Do you want to develop or further enhance your leadership skills? If the answer to these questions is yes, then this is your opportunity by serving on the ASCE Central PA Section Board of Directors. We currently have the following Board of Director positions available for 2017-2018:
- Engineering Management & Ethics Professional Group Chair - at a minimum arrange for one (1) speaker for a Section dinner meeting and hold one (1) additional event - webinar, tour, etc. related to Engineering Management and/or Ethics.
- Practitioner Advisors for Bucknell University, Penn College of Technology, and Messiah College - serve as the link between the civil engineering profession/Section and Student Chapters. PA's are typically graduates of the particular college or university.
Please contact current President Joe Eberly (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Past President Chris Smith (email@example.com) if you are interested in volunteering or want to discuss any of these positions in further detail.
Thank you for considering a Board of Directors position with the Central PA Section.
The 2017 Report Card for America's Infrastructure Is Now Available, the Overall Grade... D+
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Dream Big: Engineering Our World - ASCE's First Feature Film!
All around the world, engineers are pushing the limits of ingenuity and innovation in unexpected, imaginative, and amazing ways. Dream Big: Engineering Our World, a giant-screen film about engineering, will take viewers on a journey of discovery from the world’s tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds. Along the way, the audience will witness how today’s engineers are shaping the world of tomorrow.
More information about the film can be found here.
ASCE Announces New Legislative and Regulatory Information Service
StateTrack by CQ Roll Call will now provide you with the latest information on bills and regulatory items that ASCE’s State Government Relations Staff is tracking. You can access this platform at any time by visiting Pennsylvania's website.
Once here you can click on Pennsylvania, or a neighboring State, to see what legislation ASCE is following. You will also find key facts about the state legislature, a list of Key Alerts that require your attention, as well as a news feed. You can link directly to the PA page here.
We are eager for Central PA Section members to use the new system and we welcome your feedback. Let us know if you have any suggestions or if there are other items you would like to see on the Section webpage.
Leave Your Mark on Public Policy
ASCE advocates for a variety of different issues impacting the civil engineering profession. Key Contacts are the foundation of that advocacy. The Key Contact Program provides you with the tools, resources, and training to be successful.
It doesn’t take a lot of time to help change the conversation, especially when we’re doing it together.
Join the ASCE advocacy team today.
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The ASCE Central PA Section would like to Extend a Special Thank You to Our 2016 - 2017 Section Sponsors
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