ASCE-Northern Colorado Live Webinar:
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020 
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.
Speaker: Peter Marxhausen
Topic: Ethics

For the month of November, the Southern Colorado ASCE branch will not be hosting a webinar; however, please consider attending the Northern Colorado ASCE Branch's ethics webinar via Zoom, featuring speaker Peter Marxhausen on November 12th.

Northern Colorado Ethics Webinar Summary:
Neither the entire breadth nor depth of engineering ethics can be confined to a 1-hour lunchtime meeting topic; however, the Northern Colorado Branch ASCE meeting will offer an appropriate refresher on ethical guidance and will also include a self-graded exam to evaluate your knowledge of current laws, rules, and bylaws governing the practice of engineering in Colorado. Example topics include marijuana use, working on a design-build team, good Samaritan laws, child support, title protection, electronic signatures, conflicts of interest, and more.  

How well will you do? 

Please register using link below.
ASCE Infrastructure Ballot Measure Guide

ASCE Southern Colorado Branch Members,

You may have noticed a long list of ballot measures on your November ballot in addition to candidates for local to federal positions. The ASCE Colorado Government Affairs Committee has reviewed these measures across the state to discuss how they relate to infrastructure, civil engineering, and public safety and determine recommendations based on ASCE Public Policy Statements and other supporting documentation such as the 2020 Colorado Infrastructure Report Card

We understand that people’s personal opinions range in many directions. We invite you to review the state ballot measure information below, and if you are interested in supporting the profession and industry with your votes this November, let these recommendation guide you when filling out your ballot and in helping educate others as well. 

State Measure:
  • Amendment B: Support
  • The Gallagher Amendment is a property tax policy that affects funding of municipalities, districts, counties, and ultimately the state. Examples of infrastructure funding impacts are wastewater maintenance, county roads, school infrastructure, and more. ASCE Public Policy Statements 299, 382, and 452, as well as the Infrastructure Report Card, support Amendment B as a cost saving measure in the long run, as infrastructure investment offers a high rate of return. Amendment B does not raise any taxes or introduce any new taxes. The Gallagher Amendment is a complex fiscal policy that cannot be fully explained here. Building a Better Colorado offers an unbiased view of the policy and the potential repeal, should Amendment B pass.

Thank you for your involvement in ASCE and your community. Early ballot drop off is encouraged, and the last day to vote is Tuesday November 3.

Link to the voting information site.

Regards,

Sarah Klarich, ASCE Colorado Government Affairs Chair

Edward Argueta, ASCE Southern Colorado Branch Government Affairs Chair
ASCE Membership Reminder
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ASCE supports the Colorado Rocky Mountain Geo-Conference. This year they are hosting a hybrid event, and $80 for an all-day virtual conference is a great deal for the content that will be provided! Register for the event here and take a look at the presentation topics here
On Thursday, November 5, ASCE will celebrate ASCE Day (and our 168th anniversary!) to commemorate our worldwide community of civil engineers. 
Reconnect with your ASCE family and be inspired!
Register for the ASCE 2020 Convention, Oct. 28–30.

Choose from more than 20 sessions, from disruptive technologies to cyber security and civil engineering practice. The ASCE Annual Membership & Society Awards will be held Oct. 29 during the Convention. It's free and open to all members.
ASCE Day is a celebration of the rich history, collective impact, and limitless future of our profession. ASCE members are devoted to serving the public good every single day. Let’s take this one day to celebrate the day we were founded in 1852 and reflect on the joy and pride of being civil engineers.

We hope you’ll join us in leading participation in this special day through one or more of the following actions:

  • Visit the official ASCE Day page for inspiration.
  • Share the flyer with your virtual network.
  • Use this graphic and send a message to your ASCE group or civil engineering colleagues encouraging them to participate in ASCE Day.
  • Share a photo on social media capturing your favorite ASCE memory using #ASCEDay.
  • Show your pride in the civil engineering profession. We’re offering special ASCE logo merchandise for $18.52 in recognition of ASCE Day.
  • Register for the On-Demand Webinar, Ethics: The Road All Engineers Must Follow at the special ASCE Day member rate of $49.50. Meet your annual ethics education requirement. Learn about ethics and what it means to the engineering profession as you join us in celebrating ASCE’s 168th anniversary. Enjoy special discounted registration on Nov. 5. Space is limited, sign up today!
  • Make a gift to the ASCE Foundation. Ask your company or office, branch, section or institute if they will match your gift.
  • In honor of ASCE Day, Mike Paddock’s book, Bridging Barriers, will be available as a FREE e-book on Amazon for five days, Nov. 5-9. Paddock shares the stories of the Marquette University Engineers Without Borders-USA Team as they worked with the community to build a water project and construct a bridge over a river nicknamed “The Assassin.”
  • What’s on your mind? Join ASCE President Jean-Louis Briaud for Ask the President, a virtual town hall meeting on Monday, Nov. 2, to share your thoughts on how ASCE can better meet the needs of civil engineers and the profession for our next 168 years!