ASCE Responds to the I-35W Bridge Collapse

In response to the catastrophic I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis, ASCE is playing a significant and proactive role in the review and analysis of one of our nation's tragic infrastructure disasters. Shortly after the collapse occurred, ASCE immediately began to provide technical and authoritative information to the media and has developed a dedicated area on the ASCE website to providing further resources and related information. The website will continue to evolve over the coming days and should serve as an excellent resource to keep members up to date and help in answering any general questions that may be received. ASCE members can take pride in knowing that ASCE and the civil engineering profession continue to play such a key role in understanding and responding to natural and man-made disasters and in improving the resilience of our nation’s critical infrastructure.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Hearing on US Structurally Deficient Bridges

The U.S. house of Representatives' Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday (9/5/07) on Structurally Deficient Bridges in the United States. Witnesses scheduled to testify include the Secretary of Transportation, the Mayor of the City of Minneapolis, representatives from Minnesota DOT, and others from state departments of transportation, counties, and stakeholder groups. ASCE Board Member and Managing Partner of Hardesty & Hanover, LLP, Andrew Hermann, will be testifying for ASCE. The hearing begins at 10:00 AM ET and can be seen live via webcast on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's website at:
http://transportation.house.gov/hearings/hearingdetail.aspx?NewsID=285

The "Summary of Subject Matter" for the hearing is available at:
http://transportation.house.gov/Media/File/Full%20Committee/20070905/SSM_FC_9-5-07.pdf

10 comments:

Jason said...

I have a friend that works with infrastructure issues in Latin America and Mexico... do you know of any blogs about infrastructure in those areas?

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The U.S. house of Representatives' Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a hearing on Structurally Deficient Bridges in the United States. Witnesses scheduled to testify include the Secretary of Transportation, the Mayor of the City of Minneapolis, representatives from Minnesota DOT, and others from state departments of transportation, counties, and stakeholder groups. ASCE Board Member and Managing Partner of Hardesty & Hanover, LLP, Andrew Hermann, will be testifying for ASCE.
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Gabriel said...

There is a conference coming up in Houston focused on Latin American Infrastructure and the company hosting it focuses on Latin America. They have a ranking of the infrastructure stock for all the countries in Latin America...pretty cool! Here is the link http://www.cg-la.com/lalf7

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This revolutionary new series will expose the dangers of our great country’s dilapidated, failing infrastructures and consequently, advocate for restoration and repair.

Ultimately we are seeking an advocate for all of us – a HOST/Structural Engineering expert or code enforcer who is tenacious and dogged in his pursuits, whose dedication to exposing neglected and decrepit infrastructures is infectious and all-consuming. Candidates must have an engineering background, a deep and ardent passion for this subject, and the fearlessness it will require for him to not only expose the problem, but to then stand face-to-face with the powers-that-be and demand an overhaul. This is a person who will go on late night television and blow the lid off of this whole problem – he will go to war on our behalf. This is his cause.

I would love to speak to you and see if you could help us spread the word for this unique person who has the personality and knowledge to host our show.

Thanks and feel free to call and we can discuss the project in further detail.

Shane Albrent
Casting Director, "Infrastructure Vigilante"
661.373.4559
shane@metalflowersmedia.com

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