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  • Upcoming eLearning Webinars

    Ask the President: Region 10/Global Activities

    Date: Monday, August 2, 2021 | 1:00 PM Eastern 
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    Answering the Burning Question – Wildfire Hardening Wood Utility Poles

    Date: Monday, August 2, 2021 | 3:00–4:00 PM Eastern
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by Stella-Jones

    For most people “Fire Hardening” and “Wood Poles” don’t exactly go hand in hand. While common sense would dictate that you don’t throw steel or fiberglass on a campfire to get a good fire going, a protected wood pole continues to be the best option for hardening utility structures against fire. Through independent testing, wildfire exposure, and the development of several fire-hardened wood pole programs, we have gained knowledge and experience we would like to share.

    Stella-Jones will provide a certificate of completion to those that attend the live event. Contact information for the certificate will be provided during the webinar.

    Speakers: Deepa Akula, P.E., M.ASCE, Head of Engineering, Stella-Jones; and Jeremy Meyer, Sr. Sales Director, Stella-Jones

    Styles and Mindset — Tools for Adjusting Your Leadership Approach | **Career Booster series**

    Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 | 2:00–3:00 PM Eastern
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    Leadership approaches can differ based upon the level of complexity in the problem we are solving or the people we are working with. In this webinar, we discuss two dimensions of adjusting your approach: styles and mindset. We discuss the resonant leadership style framework to give us some vocabulary on how and when to make adjustments. We also discuss how our mindset can enhance or inhibit our decision making process.

    Speaker: Kenneth Lamb, Ph.D., P.E.

    Future-Proofing Water Lines With PVCO, the Seismic Resistant Pipe

    Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | 2:00–3:00 PM Eastern
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by JM Eagle

    Combining innovative engineering design and years of experience in PVC Pipe manufacturing results, JM Eagle’s Ultra Blue PVCO Pipes bring higher performance, lighter weight, and a more cost-effective pressure pipe for force main systems. They are tested to meet or exceed AWWA C909 or ASTM F1483 specification requirements. Like conventional PVC, no lining, wrapping, coating, or cathodic protection is needed to prevent galvanic corrosion.

    PVCO is molecularly-oriented PVC resulting in a wall that is stronger than conventional PVC at nearly half the thickness. The thinner and stronger pipe walls allow for a larger inside diameter for improved performance and flow rates.

    Presenters: Gilbert A. Garcia II, Technical Manager Quality Assurance, Product Assurance, and Research & Development, JM Eagle; and Marcus Min, Marketing Communications, JM Eagle

    Ask the President Town Halls

    “Ask the President” is a town hall with the ASCE President Jean-Louis Briaud. It’s an opportunity for members to meet with him to ask questions. 

    Upcoming Ask the President: Region 10/Global Activities

    Date: Monday, August 2, 2021 | 1:00 PM Eastern 
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    Previous Ask the President Recordings:

    • Date: July 1, 2021 | Access recording
      In July, the ATP focused on ASCE Staff and the services and support they provide to advance ASCE and the profession and to help you get the most value from your membership.
    • Date: June 1, 2021 |  Access recording
      In June, President Briaud focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion in ASCE and in the civil engineering profession.
    • Date: May 3, 2021 |  Access recording  
      In May, President Briaud focused on students, such as student voting rights, student transition, and growth in student membership.
    • Date: April 1, 2021 | Access recording
      In April, President Briaud focused on the 2021 Report Card for America's Infrastructure. 
    • Date: March 1, 2021 | Access recording
      In March, President Briaud focused on answering questions about the new ASCE Code of Ethics.
    • Date: February 1, 2021 | Access recording
      In February, President Briaud focused on answering questions about ASCE's institutes and other general questions. 
    • Date: January 4, 2021 |  Access recording
      For January, President Briaud focused on answering questions from region, section, branch, and institute leaders.  
    • Date: December 1, 2020 | Access recording
      In December, President Briaud focused on "how ASCE works," including the budget and the business model. He invited members to share ideas with him on strengthening the Society. 
    • Date: November 2, 2020 | Access recording
      This was the first monthly "Ask the President" with the 2021 ASCE President Jean-Louis Briaud.

    Recently Recorded Webinars

    How Streamlined Asset Investment Planning (AIP) Helps Cities Embody Infrastructure Sustainability

    Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by DIREXYON Technologies

    Wastewater treatment plants, roads, highways are nearing the end of their lifespans. Despite decades of underfunding at the state and local government levels also contribute to worsening the outlook, there is still hope. Building resilience within this framework is easy with new AIP software automating and streamlining decision-making processes. With AIP, cities may now thrive to embody infrastructure sustainability objectives.

    Learn how an AIP solution can help you:

    • Anticipate future needs of aging infrastructures and achieve the desired network performance.
    • Optimize cross-asset decision policies as part of capital planning.
    • Assess uncertainty and evaluate large sets of potential outcomes.

    Speaker: William Perreault, M.Sc., is a Senior Modeling and Conceptualization Specialist at DIREXYON Technologies.

    Education Outreach — The Earliest Form of Advocacy | **CAREER BOOSTER SERIES**

    Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2021
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    Volunteering your time and effort to share civil engineering with K-12 students is fun and a great way to get young students excited about civil engineering, but did you know this is also the “earliest” form of civil engineering advocacy? There’s a lot of push (and rightfully so) to advocate for civil engineering investment and development at the highest levels of society (Capitol Hill, local reps, etc), but what if we could also advocate at the youngest levels of society? Visiting schools and teaching students the importance of civil engineering (or at least help them develop an appreciation of it, even if they don’t want to pursue it as a career) can help raise a generation of future society leaders that are already aware of and familiar with civil engineering and infrastructure.

    Speaker: Jonathan Brower, P.E., M.ASCE

    Gain Competitive Advantage with High-Res Geospatial Data: AI, 3D and Ortho Imagery

    Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by Nearmap

    Join us as we discuss how to advance your project capabilities with the advanced aerial intelligence and geospatial data provided by Nearmap. Discover the competitive advantage offered by our high-resolution imagery and detailed vantage points, including Vertical, Oblique, 3D, and AI.

    Presenter: Connor Tluck, Solutions Engineer, Nearmap

    Managing a Successful Engineering Firm in the Cloud

    Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by  BQE Software

    So much has changed in business computing over the past few years and cloud computing represents the new normal. Why are so many businesses moving to the cloud? It’s because cloud computing increases efficiency, helps improve cash flow and offers so many more benefits.

    Join us in an exciting webinar presented by Steven Burns, FAIA, Chief Creative Officer of BQE Software, as he walks you through specific requirements for engineering firms and delves into solutions built around our industry. In addition, Steven will explain why your firm must begin moving all operations into the cloud, to not only increase productivity and profitability but also to be relevant and competitive into the next decades.

    Presenter: Steven Burns, FAIA, Chief Creative Officer of BQE Software

    Future-Proofing Water Lines with PVCO, the Seismic Resistant Pipe

    Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by JM Eagle. 

    Combining innovative engineering design and years of experience in PVC Pipe manufacturing results, JM Eagle’s Ultra Blue PVCO Pipes bring higher performance, lighter weight, and a more cost-effective pressure pipe for force main systems. They are tested to meet or exceed AWWA C909 or ASTM F1483 specification requirements. Like conventional PVC, no lining, wrapping, coating, or cathodic protection is needed to prevent galvanic corrosion.

    PVCO is molecularly-oriented PVC resulting in a wall that is stronger than conventional PVC at nearly half the thickness. The thinner and stronger pipe walls allow for a larger inside diameter for improved performance and flow rates.

    Presenters: Gilbert A. Garcia II, Technical Manager Quality Assurance, Product Assurance, and Research & Development, JM Eagle; and Marcus Min, Marketing Communications, JM Eagle

    An Early Career Professional's Guide on the Transition From the Classroom to the Boardroom | **Career Booster series**

    Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
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    Are you a student about to graduate? Tune into this webinar to learn from Danielle Schroeder about her transition from college to her first full-time role and ways you can stand out at the beginning of your engineering career. Danielle will discuss several lessons she has learned over the past 3 years as well as provide examples that you can incorporate in your own career. Topics discussed will include how mentoring can help you achieve career goals and how professional organizations like ASCE can help you build the foundation for continued career success.

    Speaker: Danielle Schroeder, EIT, ENV SP, CBSI, A.M. ASCE, Associate Engineer, Pennoni

    Stretching the Dollar: Asset Management as a Tool to Improve Resiliency

    Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 
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    State and local governments face many competing priorities for limited funding. Meanwhile, the impacts of a changing climate are making the infrastructure challenges more dynamic. Utilities, local governments, and states are increasingly turning to asset management to set priorities and make smarter investment decisions. Hear from those using data collection and utilization as a tool to improve community resilience and better understand how to incentivize and improve asset management around the country.

    Moderator: Celine Hyer, P.E., M.ASCE, Senior Vice President, ARCADIS
    Speakers: Joanna Johnson, Chair, Michigan’s Transportation Asset Management Council;
    Anita Seitz, Mayor, Westminster, CO; Matthew Vega, P.E., National Director of Infrastructure & Government, US CAD; Darryl Street, Senior Financial Policy Advisor, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, District of Columbia

    Successful HDPE Installations

    Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by the  Alliance for PE Pipe

    The third in a series of HDPE webinars sponsored by the Alliance for PE Pipe. HDPE Installation is a highly rated session covering the 7 major HDPE installation methods. It is a thorough overview session intended for the civil engineer and owner with moderate HDPE experience. Field videos, case studies and scores of photographs will demonstrate the large volume of successful installations that are available for you to learn from. Toward the end of the session, the team will explore several large diameter projects. Your confidence in HDPE as the go-to, best practice conveyance system will only grow further.

    Moderator: Peter Dyke, Executive Director, Alliance for PE Pipe
    SpeakersAlan Ambler with Core and Main; and Rusty Reeves with Core and Main

    Accelerating Sustainable, Resilient Infrastructure and How to Measure Success

    Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
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    Learn how to “future proof” the infrastructure in your community by investing dollars wisely. Strategies include the incorporation of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 7, a series of design standards that reflect the latest data on the wind, ice, and tsunami, and flood impacts and how our infrastructure should be built to withstand and protect against these big events. Meanwhile, ASCE’s new Sustainability Standard informs planners about social, economic, and environmental guidelines, and the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision rating system gauges a project’s achievement in meeting long-term sustainability goals.

    Presenters: Tom Smith, ENV SP, CAE, F.ASCE, Executive Director, ASCE; and Anthony Kane, A.M.ASCE, President & CEO, Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure; Michael Mucha, P.E., ENV-SP, M.ASCE, Chief Engineer and Director, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District; and Samantha Medlock, Senior Counsel, House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis 

    Engineering — Bridging the Gap for a Sustainable and Resilient Recovery

    Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 
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    Note: This is a side event in connection with the Science & Technology Major Group, and the  Science & Technology Innovation (STI) Forum 2021 organized by  WFEO in collaboration with ISC.  

    In this event, they will present the second  UNESCO Engineering Report: "Engineering for Sustainable Development: Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals"; discuss the crucial role of engineering in the implementation of the SDG's and more importantly, how to bridge the gap and make sustainable and resilient recovery from this and any in the future pandemics.

    Moderator: 
    Alik Ismail-Zadeh Ph.D., DSc, MAE, FAGU, FIUGG, Hon. FRAS
    , Secretary of the ISC Governing Board and Senior Scientist, Institute of Applied Geoscience, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

    Speakers:
    Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, Ph.D., Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO
    GONG Ke, Ph.D., President, World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)
    Marlene Kanga, AM, Ph.D., FTSE, Hon.FIEAust., Hon.FIChemE, Immediate Past President, World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)
    Milda Pladaite, World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) Younger Member
    K.N. Gunalan, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, Chair WFEO UN Relations Committee / Immediate Past President of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

    The Report Card for America's Infrastructure | Student benefit of the month

    Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021 
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    Join this webinar to learn more about the 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, released on March 3. The newest ASCE Report Card includes 17 category assessments and recommendations to raise the grade. In addition to learning more about the newest report, better understand how the Report Card provides civil engineers with a seat at the policy-making table in Washington and in statehouses and how your involvement in the program can lead to a better, more resilient and sustainable future.

    Presenters: Lawrence D. Pierce, P.E., M.ASCE; Caitlyn Hall, Ph.D., S.M.ASCE; and Christy Prouty, Aff.M.ASCE

    Earth Retention Structures: Updates on GRS-IBS, IDEA, AND AASHTO MSE Design

    Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by Redi-Rock

    Earth retention structures are a critical component of many construction projects - especially in the transportation sector. Join Daniel Alzamora, PE, M.ASCE, as he shares important news and updates affecting earth retaining structure design and optimization, as well as tools and resources available to assist engineers.

    Presenter: Daniel Alzamora, P.E., M.ASCE, Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Federal Highway Administration Resource Center, and a member of the Earth Retaining Structures, Geosynthetics, and Embankments, Dams, and Slopes Committees of the GEO-INSTITUTE.

    An Asset Management Approach to Municipal Water Infrastructure—Case Study and Lessons Learned

    Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021 
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    This panel discussion will focus on the why and how of applying an asset management approach to municipal water infrastructure and present a case study from the City of San Diego, where the principles of asset management were applied to stormwater infrastructure for the first time in the US. The panel will discuss the benefits and challenges to implementing asset management and share perspectives on the economic and legal risks of managing assets reactively in contrast to adaptive management.

    Presenters: Susan E. Smith, Beveridge & Diamond, San Francisco; Jose Almanzar, Associate, Beveridge & Diamond, New York; and Ed Othmer, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ, QSP/D ToR, QISP, ToR, ENV SP, PMP, Vice President and North America Wet Weather Leader, Stantec.

    H.R. and Financial Management Lessons Learned From the 2020 Work-From-Home Experiment

    Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by BQE Software

    As the pandemic hit our country, the work-from-home trend dramatically accelerated. While some firms coped very well, others struggled. Join Dave Burstein, P.E., Senior Principal, PSMJ Resources, Inc. in an insightful presentation as he discusses the research PSMJ conducted with a study group of four A/E firms representing different geographic regions, different disciplines, and different clientele. The results will provide valuable lessons for engineering firms so that they can learn and adapt not only to the current situation but to the longer-term, post-pandemic world we will (hopefully) soon be entering.

    Presenter: David Burstein, P.E., is a Senior Principal with PSMJ Resources, Inc. 

    ASCE's Newest Sustainability and Resilience Resources

    Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021 
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    ASCE has created numerous resources for engineers and infrastructure owners to develop and track sustainable and resilient infrastructure performance. This presentation explores the society’s foundation for sustainable practices, including the Sustainability Roadmap and relevant policy statements. Educational courses, including “Making the Case for Sustainable Infrastructure” and those in the “Sustainable Infrastructure Certificate Program” will be described. Guides and manuals of practice will be presented, including the Envision rating system for sustainable infrastructure, the Sustainable Procurement for Infrastructure report, the Objective Resilience Manual of practice, and others. Attendees will be able to describe the role and responsibility of engineers in sustainable development, locate and use new resources, and apply sustainable thinking in their projects.

    Presenters: Denise Nelson, P.E., CFM, M.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP, Environmental, The Berkley Group; and serves on the ASCE Committee on Sustainability’s Advocacy and Communications Committee; and Fariborz M. Tehrani, Ph.D., P.E., ENV SP, PMP, SAP, F.ASCE, Associate Professor, CSU and the Director of ESCSI; and serves on the ASCE Committee on Sustainability, as the Liaison of the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute.

    ASCE'S Construction Engineering Certificate now in blended delivery format

    Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
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    The webinar discusses the new blended delivery format rolled out for ASCE’s Construction Engineering Certificate Program. Beginning in January 2021, all six elective courses of the certificate program will be offered in an asynchronous learning format. This would enable working professionals the flexibility they need to structure their continuing professional development around their regular working schedules.

    Additionally, the speaker will provide an overview of the certificate program and how it enables young engineers and their employers to bridge the critical skills gap that exists in the construction industry. During the discussion, the speaker will highlight the fundamental project management skillset in cost estimating, scheduling, construction contracts, and traditional and alternative project delivery methods, that you can gain through this certificate program.

    Presenters: Douglas D. Gransberg, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE; and Nils J. Gransberg, M.S., A.M.ASCE

    HDPE: Spotlight on Innovation

    Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by the Alliance for PE Pipe

    The second in a series of webinars that will hold a spotlight on innovation within the HDPE industry. Topics covered will include innovation, fittings, connections, testing at the manufacturing facility and in the field, as well as disinfectants. We will explore innovation in the industry that has led us to become a best practice for many utilities. We will look at the fittings that are available to go with the pipe and we will discuss in detail connections to legacy materials. A feature of this session will address both factory and field testing and we will close with the impact of disinfectants on HDPE.

    Presenters: Alan Ambler and Rusty Reeves, with Core and Main; Richard Kolasa with WL Plastics; Stephen Boros with Pipeline Plastics.
    Moderator: Peter Dyke, Executive Director, Alliance for PE Pipe

    Bluebeam Studio 101

    Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by Bluebeam

    Did you know your license of Bluebeam Revu currently gives you access to collaborative cloud space for no additional charge? Bluebeam Studio allows users to utilize cloud-based collaboration in two complementary ways. Bluebeam Studio Projects provides administrative control over all project related files and folders, allowing access to a number of file types on a check-in/check-out basis. Bluebeam Studio Sessions allows for live collaboration over PDF files in real time or on your own time. In this webinar, we'll cover the creation, usage, reporting of sessions and projects. 

    Presenter: Molly Webber and Ashley Hanson, both are Technical Account Managers at Bluebeam, Inc. 

    How to Prepare Your Business for the Post-COVID Era

    Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021 
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by BQE Software

    So much has changed in business computing over the past few years, but the most impactful change happened recently and unexpectedly. The pandemic caught many businesses unprepared, forcing them to make - almost overnight - the technology changes that would quickly become their lifeline during the period of uncertainty that followed.

    Join us in an insightful webinar led by Shafat Qazi, CEO and Founder of BQE Software, as he discusses which new technologies engineering firms must implement to be relevant. Shafat will explain with clear details the ways how these technologies streamline your operations, increases your staff’s efficiency, helps improve your cash flow, and offers so many more benefits to help your firm achieve sustained growth through the post-COVID era.

    Presenter: Shafat Qazi, CEO and Founder, BQE Software

    Excavation Support in Dense Urban Environments

    Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by Bentley  

    Subsurface behavior on your mind? Whether Civil, Geotechnical or Structural, safer infrastructure solutions require collaboration and accuracy. Comprehensive solutions for the design and analysis of soils, rocks, and associated structures continue to advance.  

     

    Join Francisco Diego and Brice Exley as they speak with developers, engineers, and Haley & Aldrich (previously Hart Crowser) for a lively discussion about real-world examples, like safely excavating under Rainier Tower, using innovation coupled with fast and reliable analysis. Let’s share ways that we can dig deeper for safer infrastructure solutions.  

    Presenters: Francisco Diego, P.E., Director of Product Management Geotechnical Analysis at Bentley; and Brice Exley, P.E., Senior Associate Geotechnical Engineer.

    HDPE 301: An Engineer's View

    Date: January 26, 2021  
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by the  Alliance for PE Pipe    

    An HDPE oriented presentation on system design, pipe behavior, surge calculations, water hammer, C-factor + pipe comparisons, and installation methods. This is the first in a series of three HDPE sessions.    

    By attending this event you will develop a better understanding of how and why HDPE behaves the way it does. You will learn where to go to get more information on specific issues, and began to believe HDPE really does solve for the typical failure mechanisms of legacy systems.

    Speakers: Richard Kolasa, Engineer, WL Plastics; and Edward "Alan" Ambler, Engineer

    ASCE Virtual Press Conference - New Study Estimates Economic Impact of Current Investment Trends in Infrastructure Systems

    Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021     
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    Failure to Act: Economic Impacts of Status Quo Investment Across Infrastructure Systems quantifies how the persistent failure to invest in our aging infrastructure impacts the economy, including GDP, jobs, personal disposable income, and business sales. Over the next 20 years, America’s overdue infrastructure bill will cost the average American household $3,300 a year in disposable income. 

    Speakers: Thomas W. Smith, III, CAE, ENV SP, F.ASCE, Executive Director, ASCE; U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR); and Leon Topalian, CEO, Nucor

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