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Webinar Wednesday: Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure Report Card
February 1, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure Report Card
The four Sections of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in Pennsylvania (Central PA, Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh) combine forces and efforts every four years to perform an assessment of current infrastructure conditions throughout the Commonwealth. This is provided in a report card format with letter grades to make this simple to present and understand for elected officials and the general public. The 2022 update was released statewide on November 15.
Criteria such as capacity, condition, funding, future need, operations and maintenance, public safety, and resilience and innovation are investigated, researched, and evaluated, with a letter grade assigned to each of the fifteen categories of infrastructure that were evaluated. Grades are compared to those provided in the previous Report Card (2018) to show progress or where efforts may have slipped.
The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Report Card has been developed and released every four years starting in 2006 and follows an assessment of our country’s infrastructure produced by National ASCE also on a four-year cycle. National’s Report Card was released in 2021.
The ASCE Pennsylvania Sections have had an overall positive experience with the Report Card in their attempts to get the message across on infrastructure needs and funding priorities over the years and have found the Report Card to be a very useful tool particularly with discussions with elected officials and the media given its simple and easy-to-understand format.
The presentation will cover the basics of the Report Card, its development and review of backup and reference material utilized in the assessments and projections, and how it has been a useful planning and reporting tool for infrastructure needs and funding.
CM credit is pending approval. You must attend the webinar live in order to earn CM credit.
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