DEERFIELD, ILL. — On Aug. 25, CE News, Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure, and Structural Engineering & Design will co-host an online conference and virtual tradeshow called the Government Infrastructure eConference: Engineers Planning for Better Water, Transportation, and Building Projects. This event will assemble hundreds of engineers working for the government directly or as a consultant with experts and vendors in an interactive virtual environment.

The event has three main areas for attendees to explore:
•an exhibit hall,
•an auditorium, and
•a networking café.

Sponsors and exhibitors will “staff” virtual booths in the exhibit hall to chat with visitors throughout the eConference. In addition, eConference attendees can view product demonstrations, download whitepapers and brochures, and interact virtually with industry representatives to learn more about conference sponsors and exhibitors.

Three webcasts are scheduled in the virtual auditorium during the eConference:

Advancing Water and Sewer Service — Water Track Webcast Series; Moderator: Shanon Fauerbach, P.E., Editorial Director, Stagnito Media; Presenters: Nicole Wien, P.E., Senior Engineer, PBS&J, Tom Jones, P.E., Engineering Manager, Marietta Water, and Peter D. Binney, P.E., Principal, Sustainable Solutions, LLC

Meeting Growing Transportation Challenges in an Era of Reduced Resources — Transportation Track Webcast Series; Moderator: Shanon Fauerbach, P.E., Editorial Director, Stagnito Media; Presenters: Pete K. Rahn, Senior Vice President, Leader, HNTB National Transportation Practice Group and John P. Brestin, P.E., S.E., Senior Bridge Engineer, HNTB Corporation

The Risks, Rewards, and Keys To Successful Design-Build Government Building Projects — Buildings Track Webcast Series; Moderator: Jennifer Goupil, P.E., Editor of Structural Engineering & Design, Stagnito Media; Presenters: Diana R. Hoag, Senior Consultant, Xcelsi Group and Steven M. Baldridge, P.E., S.E., President Baldridge & Associates Structural Engineering, Inc.

Each webcast will consist of a trends review, ideas for improving projects, and project examples to show ideas put into practice. The projects will review lessons learned from the conceptual design phase, the design options evaluated, and why the winning solution was chosen. Attendees can earn 1 PDH for each webcast they watch. Following each webcast, speakers will be available for live chats to answer attendees’ questions and engage in relevant discussions. Check the eConference agenda for more details about each webcast.

The networking café allows participants to meet and greet other attendees, comment on the event, ask how peers are handling business challenges, and get to know fellow attendees. At any time during the event, networking and impromptu discussions take place in the networking café.

Register online at to attend the free, live event, Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT.