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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!

Live Webinars: http://mylearning.asce.org/diweb/catalog/t/2125/c/79

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 - Summer 2022

 

 President

 

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

As I start my presidency for our 110th year, I am so thankful for last year’s Board and for working together on continuing to offer all of our member benefits including PDH worthy virtual webinars, virtual networking and creating an online webinar library. I am looking forward to working with our Board for this upcoming year with high hopes to transition back to our “normal” in-person dinner meetings and events. We all miss the in-person networking and of course the delicious food at Maggiano’s. Not only was it nice to be able to bring that back in May with our first in-person Spring Social, for the first time since March 12, 2020, but we are able to do so at one of our favorite venues! I, for one, am looking forward to seeing all of you at Maggiano’s again this October, networking face to face, and catching up like old times. Our Board will be working over the summer to formalize our transition back to in-person events and are looking forward to showing you all of the creative ideas we have come up with to enhance the experience of our technical dinner meetings. We have our summer planning meeting scheduled for the middle of July where we will discuss what initiatives and informative programs we will have lined up for this upcoming year.  

As our region has been opening up I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer with family, friends and staying cool through some of the heat waves that have come through our region. I am looking forward to seeing everyone together again this fall!

Best,

Mohamed A. Elghawy, PE

President, ASCE Philadelphia Section

[email protected] | 484-363-2472