October 4, 2019
Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP
President, Chen Moore and Associates
Last week: This past week I attended a project review meeting with a municipal client for the projects they submitted for funding under the one cent sales surtax monies. I am appreciative of the MPO staff and consultants who are wading through 506 projects from 28 municipalities. While the final process is still being worked out, I do want to be sure that all the cities (and Broward County) recognize that these monies are intended to be additive to existing budgets and not a replacement for funds that should have already been dedicated to our vast infrastructure needs.
Looking ahead: Next week, the 2019 Annual Convention for the American Society of Civil Engineers comes into Miami. While this is normally a meeting for a very specific technical audience, this convention is special. There will be an unveiling of the Proof of Concept for the Future World Vision. Future World Vision uses data-driven, in-depth, scenario-planning analysis to reimagine infrastructure through five potential future worlds. The first “world”, called the Floating City, will be featured in a booth where participants can “tour” a floating city of the future through a virtual 4D experience. Come experience the future.