The Importance of Public Infrastructure and Civil Engineering

We ran across this great article in International Banker this week that really spells out the importance of civil engineering in our country right now.  We found these two paragraphs particularly interesting:

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) “2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure”, the current state of US infrastructure is good enough to receive only a C-. The scorecard is published every four years, and although the latest review gave a rating above D for the first time in 20 years, there is widespread acknowledgement that a substantial investment needs to be made in the country’s crumbling infrastructure sooner rather than later.

Indeed, the ASCE itself puts the price tag for bringing it back into good repair at a whopping $2.6 trillion over the next 10 years. “While that is an incremental, small improvement, it still is not something to write home about. It’s certainly not a grade that you’d be proud of,” ASCE’s executive director, Tom Smith, told CNN.

As a firm that specializes in civil engineering projects across the Southeast and with offices in Florida and South Carolina, we are seeing the monumental push and growth in this industry. We are seeing the need and we are meeting that need.