Committee on Sustainability
VOLUME 46 | ISSUE 1| September 2021

Letter From the Editor
An update from Michael Sullivan
As we kick off the 46th volume of the BSCESNews, our profession is front and center in the national debate as Congress readies to tackle the largest investment in our nation’s infrastructure since the completion of the Interstate Highway System. As the incoming chair of the BSCES Newsletter Editorial Board, a couple of thoughts come to mind. ... Read more

President's Report
An update from Shallan Fitzgerald
Welcome to the first issue of BSCESNews for the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE’s 2022 Fiscal Year! While all of us continue to flex and adjust to the myriad of new challenges before us, I am looking forward to this next year as one we will look back on with pride. ... Read more

Featured Group
BSCES Committee on Sustainability
BSCES Committee on Sustainability is looking for active members to volunteer and join the discussion about sustainability in all civil engineering practices. Please reach out to if you are interested. ... Read more

About the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
By Mike Cunningham, PE, Program Manager, Kleinfelder
This is a summary of the historic and transformational Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that will make available $1.2 trillion in funding for infrastructure programs across the transportation, energy, and water sectors through a combination of grants, loans, and tax incentives... Read more

Historic New England Infrastructure
Fort Ticonderoga
Strategically located at the south end of Lake Champlain and serving as a check point between the St. Lawrence Valley and Hudson River Valley in upstate New York, Fort Ticonderoga served an important role in early American military history. ... Read more
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2021 - 2022 Society Sponsors
BSCES Newsletter Editorial Board
Chair: Michael Sullivan, PE
Michael R. Cunningham, PE
Annahid Dastgheib-Beheshti, PE
Susannah Davis, EIT
Shallan C. Fitzgerald, PE
Richard F. Keenan
David M. Manugian, PE
Richard A. Matson, PE
Angus J. O’Leary, PE
Kathryn Swanson, PE

President: Shallan C. Fitzgerald, PE
President-Elect: Ronald K. Burns, PE, LSP, LEED AP
Secretary: Richard A. Matson, PE
Treasurer: Gregory L. Mirliss, STS
Assistant Treasurer: Vacant
Senior Vice Presidents: Michael R. Cunningham, PE, Christopher P. Hersey
Vice Presidents: ; Kathryn Swanson, PE, Todd M. Clark, PE
Past President: Bruce L. Jacobs, PhD, 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: Elizabeth (Betsy) Kirtland, EIT
Engineering Management Group: Lee M. Koska, EIT
Environmental & Water Resources Institute Boston Chapter: Rishabh V. Iyer, PE
Geo-Institute Boston Chapter: Matthew G. Chartier, PE
Structural Engineering Institute Boston Chapter: Shanta B. Keller, PE, ENV SP
Transportation & Development Institute Boston Chapter: Tyler de Ruiter, PE
Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute Boston Chapter: Peter D. Nardini, PE
Younger Member Group: Valerie P. Chia
2021–2022 BSCES Program Sponsors
Alfred Benesch & Company | BETA Group | BSC Group | CDM Smith
Collins Engineers, Inc. | Dewberry | Green International Affiliates, Inc.
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.| Haley & Aldrich, Inc. | Horsley Witten Group, Inc. | Howard Stein Hudson
Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc. | HNTB | Kleinfelder | Nitsch Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University | Patrick Engineering, Inc. Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. | Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. | Tighe & Bond | TranSystems TREVIICOS | Tufts University - Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
VHB | Weston & Sampson | WSP USA, Inc.

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