Government Affairs & Professional Practice Committee/State of Infrastructure
VOLUME 45 | ISSUE 9| May 2021

172nd BSCES Annual Awards Ceremony
Thursday, June 17, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Keynote Speakers:
Lars Thaaning Pedersen, CEO, Vineyard Wind
Stephen Pike, CEO, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Please join us for an evening celebrating BSCES and the engineering profession. BSCES will recognize volunteer leaders, present annual awards, celebrate ASCE Life Members, and honor our newest Honorary Members, Christine M. Keville, Keville Enterprises and James R. Lambrechts, PE, Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Upcoming Events

Last Chance to Register!
Sponsored by the Engineering Management Group
June 2, 2021

Sponsored by the Geo-Institute Boston Chapter
June 8, 2021

Sponsored by the Southeastern Massachusetts Committee
June 11, 2021

Sponsored by the Freeman Committee
June 16, 2021

Sponsored by the Engineering Management Group
June 30, 2021

Letter From the Editor
An update from Katie Swanson
Our May Issue of BSCESNews is focused on State of Infrastructure and includes updates from the Government Affairs & Professional Practice committee. ... Read more

President's Report
An update from Bruce Jacobs
Despite being an old-lady of 173 years, BSCES is still agile enough to adopt new technologies and experiment with new ways of making BSCES more relevant to its members. Let’s celebrate our recent accomplishments. ... Read more

Featured Group
Government Affairs & Professional Practice Committee 
The BSCES Government Affairs & Professional Practice Committee (GA&PP) serves to extend the reach of our professional engineering expertise to those who develop and administer public policy affecting the built environment. Our goal is to educate and inform individuals in the public policy realm about issues that are important to our membership, to our communities, and to our Commonwealth. ... Read more

Historic New England Infrastructure
The Towers in Narragansett, RI
Located in Narragansett, RI and simply referred to as “The Towers,” this iconic structure is a well-known state landmark and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The stone port-cochere structure that spans Ocean Road is actually the remnants of the Narragansett Pier Casino, constructed between 1883 and 1886 and at the time considered one of the nation’s most prestigious resorts during the Gilded Age. ... Read more

Photo Contest
Share Your Photos of Civil Engineering Landmarks!
Are you passionate about civil engineering history and looking for a socially-distant outdoor activity to do this Spring? We encourage you to get outside, learn about the ASCE historic civil engineering landmarks, and enter in our photo contest! ... Read more
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BSCES Civil Engineering Practice Journal Needs Your Help
Social distancing? Stuck at home? Go clean out the garage or better yet, write an article for the reborn BSCES Civil Engineering Practice journal. ... Read More
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2020 - 2021 Society Sponsors
BSCES Newsletter Editorial Board
Chair: Kathryn Swanson, PE
Vice Chair: Michael Sullivan, PE
Todd M. Clark, PE
Michael R. Cunningham, PE
Annahid Dastgheib-Beheshti, PE
Susannah Davis EIT
Jessica DeBellis, PE
Sean Horan, EIT
Bruce L. Jacobs, PhD, PE
Richard F. Keenan
David M. Manugian, PE
Angus J. O’Leary, PE

2020 - 2021 BSCES Board of Government
President: Bruce L. Jacobs, PhD, PE
President-Elect: Shallan C. Fitzgerald, PE
Secretary: Todd M. Clark, PE
Treasurer: Gregory L. Mirliss
Assistant Treasurer: Anthony M. Richardson, PE
Senior Vice Presidents: Ronald K. Burns, PE, LSP; Michael R. Cunningham, PE
Vice Presidents: Christopher P. Hersey; Kathryn Swanson, PE
Past President: Richard D. Maher, PE
Western MA Branch Vice President: Vacant
Institute Chapter & Technical Group Chairs
Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute Boston Chapter: Daniel W. O'Connor, PE
Construction Institute Boston Chapter: Artur Lebedev, EIT
Engineering Management Group: Lee M. Koska, EIT
Environmental & Water Resources Institute Boston Chapter: Denise N. Prussen, EIT
Geo-Institute Boston Chapter: Michael T. Flynn, PE
Structural Engineering Institute Boston Chapter: Scott R. Bruso, PE
Transportation & Development Institute Boston Chapter: Tyler de Ruiter, PE
Younger Member Group: Mark Ruberti, PE
2020–2021 BSCES Program Sponsors
Alfred Benesch & Company | BETA Group | BSC Group | CDM Smith | Childs Engineering
Cianbro Corporation | Collins Engineers, Inc. | Dewberry | Green International Affiliates, Inc. 
GZA | Haley & Aldrich, Inc. | HNTB | Horsley Witten Group | Howard Stein Hudson
Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc. | Jacobs | J.S. Held LLC | Kleinfelder | Nitsch Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University
Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. | Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
Skanska USA Civil | Stantec | Tighe & Bond, Inc. | TranSystems | TREVIICOS
Tufts University - Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering | Weston & Sampson | WSP
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