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Miami-Dade UESI Chapter Participates in The State of South Florida’s Infrastructure Workshop

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

ASCE Miami Dade Chapter Logo The Miami-Dade UESI Chapter participated in the 2016 ASCE Tri-County Workshop organized by the ASCE Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Branches on June 16 in Davie, Florida. The Tri-County workshop was titled The State and Future of South Florida's Infrastructure with presentations on Water and Wastewater, Transportation, Sea Level Rise and concluded with a round-table discussion panel on public policy.

The workshop was attended by over 250 professionals- engineers, students, private and public sector employees, and members of the community.  The day-long workshop included breakfast, lunch, networking, and the opportunity for engineers to earn up to six continuing education credits. Various sponsors supported the workshop which helped the three branches raise money for academic scholarships offered to aspiring engineering students in the local communities.

In 2013, the first Tri-County Workshop was held at the Fishing Hall of Fame in Dania, Florida and this year's workshop focused on details of ground breaking projects such as the Four-County Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, the Tri-Rail Downtown Miami Link, and a drainage and utility project encompassing the size of a medium city. Discussions included systems which efficiently track the location and information of utility property and the visions for a framework of infrastructure hardened for the future.

Speakers included representatives from the Miami-Dade Utilities, Palm Beach and Broward Counties, Environmental Planning Division in Broward, South Florida Water Management District, Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Atlantic University, private consultants, local ports and transit officials from the tri-county region.

The three branches will organize a future Tri-County workshop and may expand the workshop to include additional topics and panel discussions.