Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Garver Volunteers with ASCE for Infrastructure Report Card

Employees at Garver’s Birmingham office recently volunteered with the Alabama Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to prepare the 2015 Report Card for Alabama’s Infrastructure.

“The report card is intended as a tool that shows the extent, condition and importance of Alabama’s infrastructure assets that support modern life,” said Shelia Montgomery-Mills, president of the Alabama Section of ASCE. “Our infrastructure is only as strong as its weakest link.”

The report card assesses the state’s infrastructure in regards to energy, aviation, ports, rail, transit, roads, inland waterways, drinking water, bridges, water and storm water, and dams. The state received a grade in each category based on data collected over the last year by industry volunteers who worked alongside members of the Alabama Department of Transportation.

“For me as an engineer, volunteering served as a great opportunity to get a first-hand look at the state’s infrastructure beyond the projects I’ve worked on before,” said Garver Project Manager Matt Mims, who researched aviation infrastructure for ASCE. “It’s important to me that we identify the weak spots in our state’s infrastructure so we can get to work improving things for the future.”

View Alabama’s Infrastructure Report Card in its entirety, as well as those belonging to other states, by clicking here.


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