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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. Passage of this five-year bill proves once again that the country can lead with infrastructure.  

With this legislation, the federal government will restore their 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 cancelled 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.

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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, 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 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 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.

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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 - May 2022

 

 President

 

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

As this will be my last President’s message, I wanted to reflect on all the amazing things that our Section has accomplished this year!

First off, I wanted to thank everyone who “tuned” into our last technical virtual Section meeting on April 14th. We had 3 great presentations hosted by our tech groups, DVGI, SEI and T&DI/Construction. If you missed out on listening to one of the presentations, check out our online webinar library that has all our virtual presentations. As a reminder it is free for our ASCE Philadelphia Section Members!

We started our year off with a fun in-person Welcome Back Social to recognize our 2021 Section Awardees. It was so great to see everyone in person at the start of our year after being virtual since March 2020. We continued the year by hosting 4 technical Section meetings along with hosting 2 joint technical presentations with ECP and ASHE.

I wanted to highlight our amazing Tech Groups and Younger Member Forum. Over the year they hosted over 20 events. These events included student nights, technical presentations, and networking social events.

As I have mentioned in my past messages, the 2022 PA Report Card will be released this summer.  After working with ASCE National we are also finally able to move forward to installing the ASCE mural at Jefferson Station! We are planning on making a joint event for the PA Report Card release and mural unveiling! Hope to see everyone there!

A few other initiatives the section has continued with this past year are:

  • Working on an ASCE brochure that will have all the information anyone would need to know about ASCE both nationally and at the Section.
  • Event Flyers to post and share on all our social media platforms.
  • Incorporate a DE&I slide to our meeting announcements at our technical meetings to highlight all the diverse holidays and national recognitions happening each month.
  • Our History and Heritage committee is working on getting the Benjamin Franklin Bridge to be an ASCE Historical Landmark.
  • We had 14 Sponsors this year with 1 being a new sponsor!
  • Increased the amount of scholarship applications we received.
  • Submitted our application to host the 2026 ASCE National Convention.
  • We now have 17 PDH worthy webinars on our online webinar library.

I could not end my last President message without thanking my amazing Section Board and volunteers. Our section had another successful year that was due to everyone on the Board’s hard work and dedication!

I am looking forward to “seeing” everyone at our virtual awards ceremony on Cinco de Mayo May 5th!  On May 19th we will be having our last event of the year at our favorite place Maggiano’s! This will be our in-person Awards reception and will be my last night as Section President. I am excited to pass off the gavel to Mohamed Elghawy the 2022-23 ASCE Section President!

 

Best,

Briana Pampuch, PE

President, ASCE Philadelphia Section

[email protected] | 215-491-6548