Our Next Event
May 30, 2013
— Joint meeting with WSPE & ASLA —
Speaker: Mike Jacobs, P.E., City of Wichita
Water Resources Engineer
Topic: “Wichita Water Utility Drought Response”
Time: 12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.
Location: Wichita City Hall—1st Floor
455 N. Main
Wichita, KS 67202 (map)
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Wichita Branch Elections—May 30, 2013
New branch officers for the 2013-14 service year will be elected at the May 30 meeting. The positions open for the election are president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. As dictated by our by-laws, the current president, Michael Bailey, will be appointed as past-president to provide leadership and guidance to the younger branch officers. The current nominees are:
President Damian Rottinghaus Parsons Brinkerhoff
Vice President Tim Davidson City of Wichita
Treasurer Guy Pokhrel KE Miller Engineering
Secretary Chad Banka TranSystems
Wesley Nyberg Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A.
Members in attendance at the meeting will vote to fill each position. A call for additional nominations will be made prior to the membership vote. Advanced nominations can be submitted by contacting the branch leadership prior to May 30.
ASCE’s 2013 Report Card for
Every family and business needs infrastructure to
thrive– from your road to work, to your internet, to
the pipes bringing clean water to your house. In a
new app format, the American Society of Civil
Engineers’ 2013 Report Card for America’s
Infrastructure puts the most comprehensive and
clear reference available on America’s infrastructure
in your pocket. Complete with videos, state profiles,
and interactive content, this app shows how your
state’s infrastructure is doing and what needs
attention. Share the app with friends, coworkers, LinkedIn groups, or even your elected officials. Download the Report Card at www.infrastructurereportcard.org.
Now the 2013 Report Card grades are in, and America’s cumulative GPA for infrastructure rose slightly to a D+. The grades in 2013 ranged from a high of B- for solid waste to a low of D- for inland waterways and levees. Solid waste, drinking water, wastewater, roads, and bridges all saw incremental improvements, and rail jumped from a C- to a C+. No categories saw a decline in grade this year.
The 2013 Report Card demonstrates that we can improve the current condition of our nation’s infrastructure — when investments are made and projects move forward, the grades rise. For example, greater private investment for efficiency and connectivity brought improvements in the rail category; renewed efforts in cities and states helped address some of the nation’s most vulnerable bridges; and, several categories benefited from short-term boosts in federal funding.
We invite you to take a deeper look at the nation’s infrastructure conditions in the 2013 Report Card – from the state infrastructure facts, to the interactive charts, to our three key solutions. Click here to see the Report Card.
Photos from the Dinner Meeting
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