Not Another Ho-Hum Infrastructure Report
Written By: René Franks, PE, CFM
Date: March 2, 2021
René Franks, PE, CFM, is a Senior Associate and the Stormwater Team Leader in Parkhill’s Site Development & Planning Practice. At Parkhill since 2010, she has served as project manager for drainage systems such as detention, street drainage, major storm lines, and channels. She has also managed subdivision projects and provided site design. Before 2010, she spent 20 years with the City of Midland, completing in-house designs of streets and drainage, water and wastewater, performing subdivision reviews, implementing regulatory programs, and managing city staff. She is also a certified floodplain manager and was named Young Engineer of the Year by the Permian Basin Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers.
Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers publishes an infrastructure report card. Although the nation usually receives a C or D, I always think, what about those Third World countries - do they get a G or an H? This rather interesting editorial addresses that question and in an entertaining and inspiring way.