Colorado Civil Engineers to Grade Colorado’s Infrastructure

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DENVER, Colo. — The Colorado Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers will unveil its 2020 Report Card for Colorado’s Infrastructure on Thursday, January 30, 2020. The report analyzes 14 infrastructure categories pertinent to Colorado: aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, hazardous waste, levees, parks, rail, roads, schools, solid waste, transit and wastewater.   

Colorado’s economy is booming, and its population is growing, which makes the need for us to invest in the state’s infrastructure even greater to support businesses, industries and people. Like much of the country, Colorado has struggled to find new sources of revenue for its aging infrastructure, leaving many systems to go without proper maintenance, routine inspections, and necessary replacement. This report will help citizens and decision-makers understand how Colorado’s infrastructure is faring and what can be done to modernize its systems.    

WHAT: News Conference on the Release of the Report Card for Colorado’s Infrastructure

WHEN: Thursday, January 30, 2020, 10:00 a.m. 

WHERE:  Colorado State Capitol, West Foyer

                200 E Colfax Ave

Denver, CO 80203

WHO:   American Society of Civil Engineers

Peyton Gibson, EIT, ENV SP, Chair, Report Card for Colorado’s Infrastructure

Sarah Klarich, P.E. ASCE Denver Branch Government Affairs Chair

Kim Sweringen, P.E., ASCE Colorado Section President

Featuring Remarks from:

Colorado Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera

Gary Nuss, P.E., Board of Direction, Colorado Business Roundtable Senior Vice President, Buildings and Infrastructure, Americas Region, Jacobs

Media interested in attending or covering should contact Kevin Longley at (202) 701-8768 or klongley@asce.org.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE works to raise awareness of the need to maintain and modernize the nation’s infrastructure using sustainable and resilient practices, advocates for increasing and optimizing investment in infrastructure, and improve engineering knowledge and competency. For more information, visit www.asce.org or www.infrastructurereportcard.org and follow us on Twitter, @ASCETweets and @ASCEGovRel.

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