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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.

The ASCE Philadelphia Chapter Welcomes This Year's Board!

President: Guy DiMartino
President-Elect: Cathy Farrell
Vice President: Angelo Waters
Secretary: Briana Earle
Assistant Secretary: Mohamed Elghawy
Treasurer: Marc Preim
Assistant Treasurer: Jen Reigle
Membership Secretary: Nha Truong
Director: Andrew Bechtel
Director: Kazi Hassan
Director: Joe Natale
Director: Spencer Finch
Director: Troy Illig
Director: Jeanien Price

ASCE Congratulates the 2016 Engineers Week Honorees

Kevin Johnson, P.E., Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year.
Daniel Sujo, Delaware Young Valley Engineer of the Year.
Richard Prentice, Outstanding Service to Engineering

Congratulations to Kevin, Daniel, and Richard!

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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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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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 - May 2016




For my very last President’s message, I would like to take the opportunity to thank my amazing board. Their dedication and enthusiasm for the Section has helped make this year successful. Specifically, I would like to thank: Guy DiMartino for organizing our monthly Section Dinner Meetings and for stepping in to cover for me as the emcee at our March dinner meeting when I had a conflict; Cathy Farrell for all of her coordination with PDH credits and coordination with our Technical Groups and Institutes and for her help with the 100th Anniversary Centennial Book; Angelo Waters for taking care of all the Section’s correspondence, minutes and records and coordinating and sending the monthly Section email blast; Marc Preim and Jennifer Reigle for handling all the finances and keeping us out of debt and for really helping me nail down our budget;  Nha Truong for keeping up to date on all the membership information and preparing the slide show that gets presented at every Section dinner meeting; Troy Illig for planning a wonderful Spring Social (that I hope to see everyone at on May 5th!) and for his help in establishing our new Section dinner meeting home at Maggiano’s; Andrew Bechtel, Don Gusic Spencer Finch, Briana Earle, and Kazi Hassan, our Directors, for all of their support throughout the year with a variety of Section tasks; Dennis MacBride, John Milius, Jay McKelvey, Eric Lindhult, Alex Reiner and Bill Thomsen for providing leadership to our Technical Groups and Institutes; and Chris Renfro for his leadership with the Younger Member Forum.

And finally, as so many of my fellow Presidents have done before me, I would like to offer a special thank you to Bob Wright for all he does for the Section.  Bob serves as our Editor-in-Chief of THE NEWS but is also involved in almost every aspect within the Section. He has been a true mentor, has provided invaluable guidance to me personally throughout the year and, most of all, has become a wonderful friend. Thank you Bob!

And for all of you Little John fans, I will surely miss keeping you up to date on his monthly progress. You will be happy to know (I don’t know if mom and dad are so happy about it) that John is almost fully in motion. He has figured out how to maneuver his walker all over the house at high rates of speed and has managed to get into everything that is in his arm’s reach. He has learned how to navigate his way around the living room by scooting backwards on his belly, often getting stuck under tables, in between chairs, etc. He loves being outside and enjoying the sights and sounds of spring and especially likes hanging out in the yard with his father where they play pass the basketball (more like put the basketball on John’s stroller and watch as he pushes it off and laughs hysterically as it bounces its way over to his father!). He continues to amaze us every day.

As I end this final message, I again want to thank you all for your support throughout this year. It has been an honor and privilege serving such a prestigious society of professionals. I can only hope the future Presidents feel the same support and professionalism you have bestowed upon me. Thank you!

Sincerely, AnnMarie Vigilante, PE

President, ASCE Philadelphia Section