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Check Out our Webinar Library

Remember to check out our Webinar Library on Teachable! This service is FREE to all Philadelphia dues-paying members as an added benefit of membership to the section.

Did you miss last month's Section presentation on I-95 Section BS4 and H04: Connection Local, Regional, and Interstate Communities? Click Here to view the presentation on our webinar library and to obtain your PDH!

REGION 2 AWARDS NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN

https://regions.asce.org/region2/awards

 

House Passes $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

This past November 5th was a great day for the nation, as the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) – right on ASCE Day 2021, the day we celebrate the Society’s founding on November 5, 1852!

The IIJA is the culmination of decades of advocacy by  American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) members who worked tirelessly to educate Congress about the role infrastructure plays in supporting the economy and our quality of life – with such tools as our Infrastructure Report Cards and our Legislative Fly-Ins to Washington DC and our state capitals. 

This $1.2 trillion bill is a historic piece of legislation that will have monumental impacts on the economy, public safety, global competitiveness, and each American’s well-being. The passage of this five-year bill proves once again that the country can lead with infrastructure.  

With this legislation, the federal government will restore its critical partnership with cities and states to modernize our nation’s roads, bridges, transit systems, drinking water pipes, school facilities, broadband, ports, airports, and more. Without a strong federal partner, local projects that are community lifelines have hung in the balance, oftentimes being paused or outright canceled due to funding uncertainties. 

We urge all ASCE members in our region to thank your U.S. Representatives who voted for the bill – and to continue engaging with all representatives, advocating for common sense solutions that can bring all Americans together.

Government and Policy News

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Thanks to Our Section Sponsors - 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, and some are no longer. We have begun our 29th year of the Section Sponsorship program this season. Thus far, 12 companies have committed to participate in 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 protected] 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 fees come 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 - November 2022

 

 President

 

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

What an amazing start to the new ASCE year! The Phillies are in the NLCS! The Eagles are 6-0 for the third time ever! The Flyers started are 2-0 start the season! The Sixers are back in action! The Union are in the playoffs! The Philadelphia Section events are back in-person! Oh my!

It’s an exciting time to be in Philadelphia. And if you were at Maggiano’s Little Italy on October 13th, you felt the electricity of our first October Section meeting. Jeannette Quirus (McCormick Taylor) and Gus Scheerbaum (City of Philadelphia Department of Streets) did an amazing job on their presentation about the Frankford Avenue, Trenton Avenue, and York Street Modern Urban Roundabout – a 2022 MASITE Project of the Year winner. It was amazing to learn how this project brought out the best in the community, including a block party prior to the official opening.

We invite everyone to register for our November Section meeting on November 10th. We will be having a panel discussion and presentation about Adversity in the Workplace. Look for the link in our e-blast or visit our website!

As a look ahead, we will be joining in with Engineers Club of Philadelphia (ECP) in December for their Multi Society meeting. As we roll into 2023, we will hold a joint January meeting with ASHE Delaware Valley and participate in Engineers Week Events in February with ECP. We hope to continue the momentum with our March Section Meeting, April Tech Group event and Spring Social.

Our Section’s seven active subsidiary groups are also back in full swing. October was an action-packed month for all of them with events online and in-person. Please keep an eye out their upcoming events on our Section events page on our website and in our bi-weekly e-blasts.

I hope everyone has a great Halloween and we’ll see everyone at our November Section meeting!

Best,

Mohamed A. Elghawy, PE

President, ASCE Philadelphia Section

[email protected] | 484-363-2472