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Greetings Bradley Novacek,
Many thanks for your post, I am assuming you are referring to the Sustainability Road Map ASCE's Board recently adopted and Goal 2 – "All Infrastructure is Safe, Resilient, and Sustainable". These items were discussed in two recent ASCE News Articles - https://news.asce.org/strategy-roadmap-for-millennial-members-gets-board-attention/ and https://news.asce.org/3-ways-sustainability-is-good-for-business/
There are four elements of the Sustainability Road Map – Reinvent Processes, so engineers are involved early on, and upfront in all projects, Develop a Sustainable Infrastructure Standard following ANSI requirements, Build Engineering Capacity, so engineers understand the principles and can apply them in their day to day work, and finally encourage our members to work with their clients and employers to incorporate the sustainability principles into procurement in public and private infrastructure.
Integration of sustainability principles into professional practice is required to address changing environmental, social, and economic conditions ethically and responsibly. Although challenging issues such as climate change, urbanization, and the rapid pace of technological advancement create opportunities, they also require serious re-evaluation of current professional practice and standards.
I'm pleased to know that 40 years ago, these principles were shared. What we recognize now, is that we must renew our commitment to applying the principles in all infrastructure we plan, design, build and operate, so that future generations continue to have the same benefits we have, and that we continue to improve the quality of life for peoples everywhere.