ASCE Grand Challenge
The ASCE Grand Challenge is a commitment to rethinking what’s possible in our industry. With your participation we can work towards the shared goal of reducing infrastructure life cycle costs by 50% by 2025 and foster the optimization of infrastructure for society.
Join us in taking our industry to a new level. The ASCE Grand Challenge asks civil engineers from all backgrounds and at every career stage to implement performance-based standards, resilience, innovation, and life cycle cost analysis in all projects. We’re asking you to rethink and re-invent project delivery, share successes and lessons learned with others, and embrace your own unique leadership role in helping to transform our industry.
According to the ASCE Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, the estimated investment needed by 2020 is $3.6 trillion, of which $1.6 trillion is unfunded.
The ASCE Grand Challenge asks civil engineers to re-think what is possible, to transform the way we plan, deliver, operate, and maintain our nation’s infrastructure, so we can meet the challenges of tomorrow.
Civil engineers can lead the way in the ASCE Grand Challenge by committing to playing an individual role in meeting the goal to reduce the life cycle cost of infrastructure 50% by 2025 and foster the optimization of infrastructure for society.
The ASCE Grand Challenge is a “Call to Action” for the profession to increase the value and capacity of infrastructure and to increase and optimize infrastructure investments.I'm In!
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Areas of Focus
- Life Cycle Costs
- Performance Standards
created the ASCE Grand Challenge to drive new industry solutions to improve our nation's infrastructure.
As part of the Grand Challenge, ASCE launched the first-ever Innovation Contest
THE CALL TO ACTION
Innovation means sharing your strategies and ideas related to green engineering, new business models, the Internet of Things, and resilience. Through innovative thinking, you're reducing barriers and promoting emerging ideas to create a new standard for the industry.
Life Cycle Cost Analysis is a methodology for determining the total cost of ownership of an asset
WHY WE NEED IT
The civil engineering profession must lead the significant improvement in the delivery and life cycle performance of infrastructure investments. LCCA is an essential component to making this transformational shift in out industry and in making our work even more sustainable.
Performance-Based Standards provide advantages for facility owners, designers, vendors and constructors
Share Your Story
Now it’s your turn. Share your strategies, ideas, and projects related to LCCA, PBS, resilience, and innovation. A submission can encompass green engineering, innovative business models, the Internet of Things, and so much more. Just think, your revolutionary project could become a new standard within the industry.