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Teachable – New Webinar Library is Up and Running
The Philadelphia Section has now launched the new Webinar Library on Teachable.com. As a reminder, Teachable.com is an online platform where the ASCE Philadelphia Section will upload our recorded PDH-worthy webinars, which can be watched at one's own pace and time to earn your PDH. There will still be a delay from the live webinar to its availability online, so don't miss the chance to ask questions at the live event!
Each active member of the ASCE Philadelphia Section has been automatically enrolled in and will receive an email from Teachable.com in the coming days, confirming that you have been added to this program. If your email address hasn't already been used to create a Teachable.com account, you'll also receive instructions on how to do so. For further questions please see our FAQ page. If you haven't received this email, but think you are current on your Philadelphia Section dues, please fill out this form, and we'll get back to you.
These webinars are provided for free to all Philadelphia dues-paying members, as an added benefit of being part of the Philadelphia Section. They will also be available for purchase by non-members, for the same price as the live webinar ($15) or as a 1-year access bundle of $70. In order to obtain the PDH, one must watch 90% of the webinar and get a 75% on the quiz, which is administered on the next screen.
We're very excited to bring this Webinar Library to our members!
DREAM - BUILD - CREATE
Join ASCE for an inspiration program to introduce engineering to people of all ages, especially family and children. ASCE is offering several virtual panels, in addition to a FREE screening of the award-winning documentary Dream BIG: Engineering our World so that members can join live conversations with the Dream Teams of young, diverse engineers.
- Tuesday, November 10
- Saturday, November 14
- Tuesday, November 17
- Tuesday, November 24
There’s no set time on those dates. When you register, you will receive a passcode that is good for 24 hours so you can view film at your own convenience.
Dream Teams Schedule:
- Women in Engineering: Tuesday, November 10 at 1:00pm
- Cities of the Future: Tuesday, November 10 at 7:00pm
- Black Engineers: Thursday, November 12 at 5:30pm
- El Futuro se Disena (The Future is Designed): Thursday, November 19 at 3:00pm
- Chats with Change Makers Featuring Avery Bang: Friday, November 20 at 2:00pm
- Engineering Extravaganza: Tuesday, November 24 at 4:00pm
In addition to the film, you can join us online to meet to meet young, diverse engineers (Dream Teams) making a difference in communities across the country and across the world. For more information, including registering for any of the above events, please visit the program's website.
PA Infrastructure Update - Bridges
Over the last 3 years, the estimated cost of needed bridge repairs has increased a whopping $9.5 Billion, despite overall progress towards decreasing the number of structurally deficient bridges, according to the 2020 ARTBA Bridge Report. Bridges earned a D+ in ASCE’s 2018 PA Infrastructure Report Card.
DVGI 2020-2021 Geotechnical Project of the Year Competition
Details: The DVGI Board is excited to announce the 2nd Annual DVGI Geotechnical Project of the Year competition! Entries for will be accepted through April 1, 2021. All submissions will be featured in the DVGI newsletter, and the winner will be announced at DVGI's May 2021 meeting. The project submission template can be downloaded from the DVGI website. We hope that you will consider sharing the details of your recent project successes with us!
Entries due by Thursday, April 1, 2021
Questions: Theresa Loux; (e) firstname.lastname@example.org; (p) 610-447-8900
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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 email@example.com 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!
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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.
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President's Message - December 2020
It has been one heck of year, hasn’t it? Even so, I am proud to report that ASCE Philly has been busy with hosting another great virtual meeting in November highlighting All-Electronic tolling. Did you miss it? No need to worry as you can now view this presentation, along with all of our virtual presentations, and earn PDHs through our recently launched Virtual Webinar Library via teachable.com. All Section members should have received an email about accessing this Library. If you did not receive the email and believe you are a Section member, please let us know by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to all our of Board Members and volunteers who helped to develop this exciting benefit for our members!
Now that winter is right around the corner, we are entering the portion of our year where ASCE teams up with engineering societies in the region to present diverse events. In December, ASCE Philly will participate in the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia’s (ECP) Annual Multi-Society event. We will also co-host the Delaware Valley Section, American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) event in January 2021. We hope you will be able to join us at these events.
But until then, I hope everyone is able to take some time to decompress and enjoy some time with family and friends (safely and possibly virtually). I know I am feeling the fatigue of everything 2020 has presented us but I also know that some upcoming time off and (video) chatting with friends and family will help reenergize me so that I can welcome in 2021. Stay happy and healthy!
Jen Reigle, PE
Philadelphia ASCE Section President