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Keynote Speaker - January 2018

ASCE Texas Section's Infrastructure Report Card

 Presented By:
Travis N. Attanasio, P.E., CFM

Travis Attanasio

Mr. Attanasio is the ASCE Texas Section Past Vice-President for Professional Affairs and, as such, oversees the Infrastructure Report Card Committee. He serves as City Engineer for the City of Haslet, which is north of Fort Worth near Texas Motor Speedway.  He is the first full-time City Engineer and has been in the position since January 2016.  Prior to joining the City of Haslet, Mr. Attanasio worked with several private consulting engineering firms for over 14 years ranging in employee size from 6 to over 500 employees with projects across the entire State. This career path has led Mr. Attanasio to understand the infrastructure needs of Texas from both a private investment point of view and the demand of public needs in differing regions and environments. Mr. Attanasio holds a B.S. degree in Engineering - Civil Specialty from the Colorado School of Mines graduating in 2002.

Travis’ many accolades include 2008 ASCE and TSPE (Texas Society of Professional Engineers) Young Engineer of the Year, the 2008 Citizen Engineer National ASCE award, the 2009 Outstanding Young Civil Engineer in the Private Section for the Central Region of ASCE, and the 2014 Professional Service Award recipient from the Texas Section ASCE. 

ASCE TEXAS SECTION’S INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT CARD

ASCE’s mission is to provide essential value to its members and partners, advance civil engineering, and serve the public good. In carrying out that mission, ASCE advocates infrastructure and environmental stewardship and has developed an Infrastructure Report Card since 1998. The most current national Report Card, published in March 2017, indicated an overall grade of “D+” across 16 categories. ASCE Texas Section grades the state’s infrastructure an overall grade of “C-” .

ASCE Texas Section’s Infrastructure Report Card was prepared by a dedicated Committee, made up of more than 20 dedicated civil engineers from across the state with decades of expertise in all categories, volunteers time to work with ASCE Texas Section leaders and staff to prepare the Infrastructure Report Card. The Infrastructure Report Card Committee assesses all relevant data and references, consults with other technical and industry experts, and assigns grades based on the data collected.