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The New Envision Rating System for Infrastructure Sustainability, with a Case Study of the 18th Avenue Street Improvement Project in OlympiaProgram: The need for sustainable infrastructure planning and design is eminent. Our country faces an outdated and deteriorating infrastructure system that will cost trillions of dollars to repair and upgrade. It is our duty to break the cycle of passing on our debt to future generations by implementing changes in the way we plan and design projects. For this task the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) has developed a system that raises standards on sustainability performance.Envision is a rating system for infrastructure projects developed under a strategic collaboration between the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the ISI, a nonprofit organization founded by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Public Works Association, American Council of Engineering Companies. Envision offers a way to assess the sustainability of an infrastructure project by emphasizing its overall contribution to a community through stakeholder engagement, cultural awareness, business sustainability, and environmental stewardship.This exciting development gives civil engineers, planners, and policy makers a common platform to discuss the sustainability of infrastructure that has, until now, been sporadic at best.
To better understand its current level of sustainability on a typical project, The City of Olympia used Envision, retroactively, to rate their 18th Avenue Street Improvement. The 1.4 mile, $2.8M is the last phase of an east-west corridor improvement project which included installation of roundabouts at key intersections, added bike lanes, sidewalk and street lighting on the north side of the roadway, stormwater improvements, and replacement of an asbestos-cement water pipe.Speaker: Fran Eide, P.E. is the City Engineer for the City Olympia. As a graduate of Saint Martin’s College with a degree in civil engineering, her entire career, beginning in 1983, has been in local government, including the cities of Tumwater, Hoquiam and Olympia, Washington. After serving in various positions over the years, including plans examiner, project manager and assistant city engineer, she became City Engineer in 2002. Through her active participation in ASCE she was nominated to the Committee on Business Practice subcommittee, whose focus was updating Manual 45 – How to Work Effectively with Consulting Engineers. Then, in 2010, she was invited to sit on the Sustainable Infrastructure Project Rating System Subcommittee where she worked on the development of the Envision rating system. The ISI is currently credentialing professionals in the use of its system, and as of September 2012, Envision is officially accepting project applications.
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