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Civil engineers to grade Texas’ infrastructure through virtual news conference, Feb. 10

February 4th, 2021 / By: / Industry News

The Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will unveil its 2021 Texas Infrastructure Report Card Feb. 10, 2021, through a virtual news conference. The report analyzes 12 infrastructure categories pertinent to Texas: aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, flood risk mitigation, levees, public parks and recreation, highways and roads, solid waste, transit, and wastewater. Due to the pandemic and ongoing risks of large gatherings, ASCE is holding the reveal event virtually. The event is open to the public, and ASCE will be accepting questions from the press.

Texas boasts the ninth largest economy in the world and the Lone Star State’s infrastructure plays a major role in securing this economic efficiency. Transportation networks move goods and services throughout the region; reliable drinking water infrastructure allows communities to grow; and robust energy networks allow businesses to thrive. However, Hurricane Harvey served as a reminder of the fragility of the state’s infrastructure systems, and the storm reinforced the need to support them with resilient and sustainable materials and practices. This report will help citizens and decision-makers understand how Texas’ infrastructure is faring and what can be done to modernize its systems.

WHAT: News conference on the 2021 Texas Infrastructure Report Card

WHEN: Feb. 10, 2021, 10:00 a.m. CST

WHERE: Register here to join via Zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hA2s-LGFRbWeBN7loMe11Q

WHO: American Society of Civil Engineers

  • Jean-Louis Briaud, Ph.D., P.E., president, American Society of Civil Engineers (Global)
  • Griselda Gonzales, P.E., ENV, vice president, professional affairs, ASCE Texas Section
  • Sean Merrell, P.E., PTOE, RAS, president, ASCE Texas Section
  • Mark Boyd, Ph.D, P.E., chair, Infrastructure Report Card Committee, ASCE Texas Section

Media interested in calling in or covering the report should contact Jennifer Peters at (512) 910-2272 or jpeters@texasce.org or Kevin Longley at (202) 701-8768 or klongley@asce.org.