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ASCE 2016 Region 2 Assembly - Sponsorship Opportunities

The ASCE 2016 Region 2 Assembly will be held November 12, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland at Morgan State University. The Assembly brings ASCE leadership from within the student, faculty and practitioner communities together for interaction and discussion about current issues within the Region. It is an excellent opportunity to promote your company or organization as leaders from all over the Region attend, and a lot of students (including those from the host school, Morgan State University).

Two options are available for sponsorship. They are listed below, along with the benefits associated with each:

Option 1 - Program Sponsors: Full page Recognition in the Assembly Program (8½ x 5½) and Recognition at Tables and on all monitors and screens during the event - $1,000

Option 2 - Print Sponsors: Quarter page (4 x 2½) Recognition in the Assembly Program - $250

To secure a sponsorship, please send a digital image (JPEG, TIFF or PDF file) to Jack Raudenbush at JackRaudenbush@RaudEng.com no later than Friday, October 28, 2016.

Checks should be made payable to "ASCE Region 2" and sent to:

ASCE Region 2 Board of Governors
c/o Jack Raudenbush, PE
Raudenbush Engineering, Inc.
29 South Union Street
Middletown, PA 17057

Please direct all questions regarding sponsorship to Jack Raudenbush, at (717) 944-0883, or by e-mail at JackRaudenbush@RaudEng.com.

Notice: Philadelphia Section New Mailing Address

This summer the Engineers’ Club closed its office and will be using its own Post Office Box, which will not be available to other societies as it has in the past. We thank the Club for its assistance with this over the years. Accordingly, Urban Engineers has generously offered to be our “mail drop” for the foreseeable future.

We would suggest that you continue to reach us through our website (www.asce-philly.org) and our e-mail address, info@asce-philly.org, as you need. If you must send us hard copy (non-financial) items, please direct them as follows:

ASCE Philadelphia Section
c/o Urban Engineers, Inc.
530 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Beginning this season, if you’re paying by check to attend Section dinner meetings, please include 1) a copy of receipt generated when registering for the event with your check 2) the event name in the check’s memo. Checks can be mailed to:

Marc Preim
STV Inc.
1818 Market Street
Suite 1410
Philadelphia, PA 19103-3616

As a reminder, if you opt to reserve for a Section meeting or event through our website, and would prefer to pay by check, you can certainly bring your check to the meeting and pay at the door. There will be no “at the door” penalty for reservations made by the deadline in this instance.

ASCE Call for Volunteers - Philadelphia Section Committees 

We are looking for motivated volunteers to support/lead our various committees.  As you can see from below, there is no shortage of options.

- Scholarship
Public Info/Relations
Section History and Heritage
Legislative Affairs
Government Employee Outreach
Humphrey Fund
Delaware Valley Science Fair Judging
Engineers Week Programing
Professional Development/Continuing Education
OTHER (Is there something you want the Section to focus on? – Let us Know!)

If you are interested in joining any of the above committees or just want to learn about what these committees are all about please contact our Section Membership Secretary, Nha Truong (Nha.Truong@phila.gov) or our Section President, Guy DiMartino (gdimartino@trafficpd.com).

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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!

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Local News Story Features ASCE's Report Card for Pennsylvania's Infrastructure

In June of 2014, the Philadelphia Section, along with the other three Pennsylvania Sections, simultaneously released the 2014 Report Card for Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure across the state. Immediately after its release, the Report Card garnered a lot of publicity in the newspapers and on local television news reports. Even more recently, in November of 2014, the report card prepared at the national level received a lot of attention by way of a story that aired on CBS 60 minutes. Shortly after that story aired, the Philadelphia Section was contacted by a local reporter to do a story that discusses the infrastructure needs of Pennsylvania. Having recently completed the PA Report Card, the Philadelphia Section was able to work with NBC Philadelphia to provide some technical expertise related to infrastructure.

Here is a video that NBC Philadelphia ran on February 12, 2015 that looks at the issues surrounding Pennsylvania’s structurally deficient bridges. To read the full article, visit NBC's website by clicking here: Bad Bridges Slow Response Time for Firefighters.


2014 Report Card on PA's Infrastructure - Press Release Announcement

The 2014 Report Card for Pennsylvania's Infrastructure was officially released at 12:01 AM on June 25, 2014. The PA Report Card assigns letter grades in several categories including transportation, public transit, water resources, and other important infrastructure topics relating to public safety and economic development. The Philadelphia Section held a press conference at 30th Street Station to release and discuss the Report Card.



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Presidents Message - November 2016




With Fall in full swing, the Section’s year is also off and running. The Green City, Clean Waters discussion at the October dinner meeting gave us an insight to the accomplishments of the first five years of Philadelphia’s groundbreaking green infrastructure investments. We have another exciting presentation in November highlighting the master plan for the 30th Street Station District. As in past years, we will also hold joint meetings in December, January and February with other organizations, which will allow networking with members and new faces from different societies. Please keep an eye on THE NEWS and our website to find out more information on these events.

Over the past few months, ASCE National, our Section and the Lehigh Valley Section have worked to identify ways to revitalize the ASCE Reading Branch. Until recently, the Branch was part of our Section. It was established in 1975 and currently has about 180 members assigned to it. However, after extensive coordination, it was determined that the Branch’s members would be better served under the Lehigh Valley Section, as it is a good fit geographically and members from Reading are likely more willing to travel to the Lehigh Valley than Center City for events. Nevertheless, members are always welcome to attend any meetings/events held by any Section. Members who are currently registered under the Reading Branch will be contacted in the near future, and will also have the opportunity to choose if they would like to be in our Section, Lehigh Valley Section, or both. If you would like to get involved in the Reading Branch or have any ideas to facilitate the revitalization, please feel free to reach out to me, any of our Officers, or Board of Directors.

Sincerely, Guy DiMartino, P.E.

President, ASCE Philadelphia Section