The Infrastructure Sustainability Action Group will use the collective engineering resources of our profession to examine where to focus efforts on improving infrastructure and moving towards sustainable outcomes. The group will engage partner organizations and utilize our statewide leaders and policy makers to provide focus on the key infrastructure objectives for our state while providing engineering based support for these objectives. Goals of this group are to identify emerging technologies, research and gather data on the infrastructure issues of today using technologies of tomorrow and provide lawmakers with the information they need to make important decisions.
The term infrastructure moves beyond just concrete and steel. This group will explore aspects of tangible and intangible infrastructure in today’s society including, transportation, energy, healthcare facilities, schools and education, cyber communications and water resources. Improved infrastructure and sustainability leads to economic growth in the region as corporations look to establishing major facilities throughout the country.
Group members will engage in conversations with group and community leaders, compiling research and data that are then used to educate political leaders in moving toward a more sustainable future.
– Identify all NC infrastructure reports to determine real needs for NC (ASCE, NC Chamber 2030 Vision, State Water Infrastructure Reports, etc.)
– Develop a method for prioritizing infrastructure needs
– Develop a plan for communicating the “Cost of Doing Nothing” the Repair and Renovation report prepared by PEs highlighting critical need to repair and renovate our public buildings
– Work with stakeholders like AIA and AGC on communicating the infrastructure message
– Establish a plan for further educating members and clients on the new Design Build legislation and Public Private Partnerships.