February 27, 2021
Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP
President, Chen Moore and Associates
Last week: This past week was the 70th anniversary of National Engineer’s Week. Most readers probably don’t care about that, until you start to realize that everything you do, from your first drink of water until your last alarm setting in the night, wouldn’t have happened without an engineer. In this pandemic, the technology we use has become even more important and we rely even more upon our incredible infrastructure in this country. I’ve been an engineer for more than 20 years, and I know that we work without expectation of appreciation. Just once, though, it would be nice to hear thanks.
Looking ahead: On March 3, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will release its quadrennial “Report Card on America’s Infrastructure,” giving a comprehensive assessment of our nation’s infrastructure and recommending solutions we need to improve Americans’ quality of life. Broken into 17 categories, ASCE breaks down the country’s most outstanding needs through research and coordination with many governmental agencies. Not to just point out that there is a problem without a solution, though, the “Call to Action” report will quickly follow the release of the report card to give budget-level estimates and policy ideas to legislators.