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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!



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 for more details.


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President's Message - November 2021





Hope everyone has been enjoying this warm fall and enjoying the beautiful changing of the leaves!

Thank you to everyone who “tuned” in to our virtual October Section meeting on October 14th. CDM Smith did a great job presenting on the I-95 Section BS4 and H04: Connecting Local, Regional, and Interstate Communities.

We invite everyone to register for our November Section meeting on November 11th. Pennoni will be presenting on the Schuylkill Yards Development. 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 2022 we will hold a joint January meeting with ASHE Delaware Valley and participate in Engineers Week Events in February with ECP. For our March and April Section meeting, we will be reevaluating at the beginning of the year on how we will be moving forward and hope to host in person events.

As some of you have seen in our e-blast, website and social media pages, the four ASCE Sections in Pennsylvania are looking for volunteers to help put together the 2022 ASCE Report Card. The PA Report over the years has been used as a guidance for other states. All our past report card leads, category chairs, PR chairs and volunteers have done a great job taking their knowledge in their relative field to inform everyone the status of PA infrastructure. If you are interested in being a volunteer please reach out to our co-chairs David DiGioia ( and Michelle Madzelan (

What I will end with this month’s message is a topic that some of us on the board have recently joked about and I wanted to share. As Engineers we are not known for being the best at spelling. I guess that’s why spell check was created, to help us Engineers when writing emails, letters or reports. Not sure how many of us are ready for an ASCE spelling bee, even though I know there would be those who would excel, but for me spelling has never been a strong suit. I would be there to watch and congratulate the winner. If you were in a spelling bee in grade school you either succeeded or missed one letter in a word you would never forget. At the end of the day, Engineers are great problem solvers and can use those skills along with technology to help make sure words are spelled correctly.

I hope everyone has a great Halloween and “see” everyone at our virtual November Section meeting!



Briana Pampuch, PE

President, ASCE Philadelphia Section | 215-491-6548