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February Branch Meeting

February 21, 2017
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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5430 Westheimer Road
Houston , TX 77056


  • 11:00 AM - Technical Sessions Begin
  • 12:00 PM - Lunch
  • 12:15 PM - Keynote Speaker



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 Mr. D. Wayne Klotz, P.E., D.WRE, PRES 09.ASCE, ENV SP -  President, RPS Klotz Associates, Inc. Bio 



Tech Session 1: "Public Infrastructure Maintenance - Needs, Goals & Long Term Program Development"

ASCE performs a comprehensive assessment of the nation’s major infrastructure categories in ASCE’s Report Card for America’s Infrastructure once every four year. Using a simple A to F school report card format, the Report Card provides a comprehensive assessment of current infrastructure conditions and needs. Based on the last 2013 report card, the average infrastructure condition of US infrastructures are ‘D’, estimated investment needed to rehabilitate is $ 3.6 Trillion. Since 1998, the grades have been near failing, averaging only Ds, due to delayed maintenance and underinvestment across most categories.

Local government is responsible for maintaining a significant portion of these infrastructures and faces tough challenges of competing needs. Most Cities/ Counties have million dollars of deferred maintenance needs. In order to meet community’s infrastructure needs in a coordinated, cost-effective manner, focusing on the ability to resolve current deficiencies and maintaining the condition of existing facilities and infrastructure many organizations adopted an asset management approach for infrastructure maintenance. An asset management plan focuses on assets’ life cycles, specifically strategic points for maintenance, rehabilitation and replacement. This presentation will focus on –maintenance program development based on comprehensive asset management approach for street, drainage and transportation infrastructures for local government entity. 


Dr. Milton Rahman, Ph.D, P.E., PMP, CFM - Public Works Director, City of Stafford Bio


Tech Session 2:  "The Port of Houston and Intermodal Transportation/Regional Mobility"

The continued port growth can only be supported by infrastructure investment. Access to intermodal hubs and easy access to major traffic arteries are critical for Port Authority customers. The Port Authority works closely with adjacent communities and the Texas Department of Transportation to ensure that roadway improvements keep pace with the constant increase in cargo.

Mr. Bruce Mann - Director, Freight Mobility - Port of Houston Authority Bio         


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Heather Guillen Heather Guillen
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