ASCE members have contributed their infrastructure expertise to develop
several reports highlighting national infrastructure trends,
innovations, and policy dilemmas that are of interest to policymakers
and the public.
The Report Card depicts the condition and performance of the
nation’s infrastructure in the familiar form of a school report
card—assigning letter grades based on physical condition and necessary
investments for improvement.
ASCE’s Failure to Act studies show the loss to America’s economy in GDP, jobs and families' household income by failing to close the infrastructure gap. This report series covers: surface transportation, water and wastewater, electricity infrastructure, and airports, inland waterways, & marine ports.
Released in 2020, this ASCE report provides best practices for asset management implementation with 'lessons learned,' as well as policy recommendations. Advances in asset management help policymakers and infrastructure owners to better make use of limited available dollars.
Engineers are innovating across the country using new technology, building sustainably, and shaping projects that meet tomorrow’s challenges. ASCE has gathered innovative #GameChangers trends and compelling case studies at ascegamechangers.org.
ASCE teams of local experts have created State and Regional
Infrastructure Report Cards following the
methodology of the national Report Card to raise awareness about infrastructure needs.
Released September 2014, the Life Cycle Cost Analysis Report, co-authored by the Eno
Center for Transportation and ASCE, examines the benefits of using life
cycle cost analysis in transportation planning.
To better protect public safety, health, and welfare, ASCE developed a
set of interdependent guiding principles to inform the planning,
funding, design, construction, and operation of critical infrastructure
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