Thank You to Our Sponsors:
2018 PA Infrastructure Report Card In The News
Have you seen the 2018 PA Infrastructure Report Card in the news? The Report Card is designed as a simple tool to help residents, businesses, and policymakers understand the state of PA’s infrastructure. Sharing the Report Card findings through news articles like these are key to continuing informed conversations about how to improve our infrastructure.
Notable to the conversation, critical decisions are going to be made in the coming year on infrastructure. Given the impact COVID 19 has had on sources of revenue for planned infrastructure work, government agencies have needed to change their paradigms; therefore, certain recommendations made in the 2018 Report Card on how to raise the grades need to be revised as we move forward. For example, a decrease in commuting has resulted in lower gas tax revenues, tolls, and transit fares. These considerations will be expanded upon in the future Report Card with the current 2018 Report card as a benchmark.Have you seen the 2018 PA Infrastructure Report Card in the news? The Report Card is designed as a simple tool to help residents, businesses, and policymakers understand the state of PA’s infrastructure. Sharing the Report Card findings through news articles like these are key to continuing informed conversations about how to improve our infrastructure.
Community Health and Safety Update
Like all of you, ASCE Philadelphia and its Technical Groups are carefully monitoring the COVID-19 situation, including Governor Wolf's statewide orders. Our Section will continue to make judgement calls and recommendations based on federal and state guidance regarding hosting upcoming events. The Section holds the member's health and safety as our top priority. For events that we determine should not be held as planned, we will send out a cancellation or postponement notice. We ask for your patience as we continue to navigate through this situation and urge our membership to follow CDC’s guidelines to stay safe and healthy.
While adjusting to this new norm of working from home, feel free to visit ASCE Society's COVID-19 Resource site.
If you have any questions regarding an event, please contact the event contact person listed on your registration and/or the event website.
Thank you for being a valued member of ASCE and its Philadelphia Section.
Government and Policy News
For the latest in Government affairs and policies, please see our Government and Policy page.
Thanks to Our Section Sponsors - Starting Our 29th Season!
When we first rolled out our sponsorship program at the start of the 1991-92 season, a total of nine “pioneer” firms participated:
- BCM Engineers Inc.
- Lippincott Engineering Associates
- National Timber Piling Council
- Pennoni Associates, Inc.
- Pickering Corts & Summerson, Inc.
- The RBA Group
- Reutter Engineering
- Temple University
- J. Richard Weggel, PhD, PE
Some of these sound familiar, some are no longer. This season, we have begun our 29th year of the Section Sponsorship program. Thus far, 12 companies have committed to be participate for this season. We extend our special and collective THANKS to each sponsor for their financial commitment and support.
As a sponsor, your business card will appear in each edition of THE NEWS from October through May. Sponsor logos are displayed in a special Sponsors section of our website. Additionally, we provide direct links to sponsors’ own websites so prospective employees can review all available and up-to-date positions. We also offer sponsors the opportunity to have a “spotlight” article in an edition of THE NEWS.
If you would like to join, renew or come back after a few years away, we look forward to bringing you into the Section Sponsor fold. All this could be yours for a mere $300 for the season.
Please contact Bob Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Special Offer on ASCE webinars for Philadelphia Section Members
Did you know that as a Philadelphia Section member you get a discount on ASCE National Webinars? Plus some of the registration fee comes back to help fund other Section activities!
Live Webinars: http://mylearning.asce.org/diweb/catalog/t/2125/c/79
ASCE's live webinars provide cost-effective training for large and small groups. Use Promo Code WEBPHISEC to secure your preferred rate.
On-Demand Webinars: http://mylearning.asce.org/diweb/catalog/t/2135/c/79
ASCE's on-demand webinars provide real-world knowledge and convenient delivery to fit your demanding schedule. Use Promo Code WEBPHISEC to secure your preferred rate.
Visit our EVENTS PAGE for all upcoming events.
President's Message - November 2020
What a start to the new ASCE year! The Section hosted our first ever virtual “Welcome Back Social and Awards Ceremony” in late September that was open to the membership and it was a blast as seen by the screen shot below!
We honored our 2020 Award Winners, which hopefully you have been seeing on your social media feeds these past few weeks, we... wait, you haven’t seen these social media posts?! Are you following us on Facebook and LinkedIn? If the answer was “no,” take a moment to hop over to your social media accounts and like our Facebook page (@ASCEPhilly) and LinkedIn page (ASCE Philadelphia Section). Ok, so where were we? Right, we spent an evening outlining the upcoming ASCE year (which you will read some more about) and virtually socializing with some friendly faces that we have not seen in a while. Thank you to everyone involved in planning, facilitating, participating, and following up with the event via those social media posts.
We also held our October Virtual Meeting on the Manayunk Canal history and recent projects. If you attended this meeting, or have seen our last couple of email blasts, you have heard us talk about or have seen a Webinar Library being advertised. This is a new member benefit we are rolling out this year to provide viewing of our webinars at your leisure for PDH credit. We understand that everyone’s schedules are a bit different this year so you might not be able to make one of our technical meetings, but you still need your PDHs for license renewal. We will be providing access to these recorded webinars for free for dues-paying Section members. Section members will be receiving two emails from teachable.com in the next few weeks stating that you are enrolled and confirming your account. During the confirmation process, you will create a password for your account. What if you are not sure if you are a Section Member? What if you have issues logging in? What if you get the email from teachable.com and forgot what to do next? There will be a FAQ link in these emails, and on our website, to assist you with any of these, and more, questions. The timing of this benefit aligns with membership renewal. So be sure to renew and make sure to select Philadelphia as your local Section!
As always, please let us know if you have any suggestions or feedback on our year thus far! Hope to “see” everyone at our upcoming meetings. Stay happy and healthy!
Jen Reigle, PE
Philadelphia ASCE Section President