The ITRC Seminar Series occurs every 2nd Friday through August:
- Apr 10, 2020 (virtual)
- May 8, 2020 (virtual)
- Jun 12, 2020 (virtual)
- Jul 10, 2020
- Aug 14, 2020
June Topic: The American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) Grand Challenge
Speaker: Anthony S. Bartolomeo, PE, Senior Consultant, Pennoni Associates Inc., Consulting Engineers
Abstract: According to the ASCE Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, the estimated investment needed by 2025 to bring our Nation's infrastructure into a state of good repair is $4.6 trillion, of which $2 trillion is unfunded. The ASCE Grand Challenge asks civil engineers to re-think what is possible, to transform the way we plan, deliver, operate, and maintain our nation’s infrastructure, so we can meet the challenges of tomorrow. The ASCE Grand Challenge is a “Call to Action” for the profession to increase the value and capacity of infrastructure, and to optimize infrastructure investments. Civil engineers can lead the way in the ASCE Grand Challenge by committing to playing an individual role in meeting the goal to reduce the life cycle cost of infrastructure 50% by 2025 and foster the optimization of infrastructure for society. To reach this goal, the profession must influence major policy changes and infrastructure funding levels, while challenging civil engineers to focus on innovation, rethink life cycle costs, and drive transformational change—from planning to design to delivery.
Bio: Anthony S. Bartolomeo, PE, ENV SP, Dist.M.ASCE, has served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Pennoni Associates Inc. and currently serves as Senior Consultant. Tony has more than 40 years of experience in environmental engineering, coupled with broad experience in the relationship development among the federal, state and local government levels, all of which have a stake in the success of major civil infrastructure projects. He has integrated the engineering and financial aspects of major projects into the legal, regulatory and community objectives, to the benefit of Pennoni’s diverse client base. Tony is a Civil Engineering graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a licensed Professional Engineer in several states, He is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers which is the highest honor the ASCE can bestow.