The latest scores are out, and infrastructure in the United States is making progress — but there’s still room to improve.

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has published its latest Infrastructure Report Card, which examines 16 major categories detailing the country’s infrastructure needs and grades current conditions using a school report card format. The report, released every four years, is intended to highlight the importance of future investments to upgrade American’s aging infrastructure.

For the first time in 20 years, the report card has given U.S. infrastructure an overall grade higher than a D. It’s a C- this year, up from a D+ in 2017.

As the report notes, while improvements have been made, proactive, detailed, and efficient engineering is still needed, and Stiver Engineering is ready for the task. Our clients know they can count on our dependable, responsive service to ensure the best possible outcome for their projects. We do our best to use our talents for the betterment of our community and our country’s infrastructure.

ASCE, founded in 1852, is the country’s oldest national engineering organization and represents more than 150,000 civil engineers nationwide. Read more about ASCE’s 2021 Infrastructure Score Card: https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/.

The outlook is good for Stiver Engineering this year.

Tunnel Business Magazine’s February issue features the publication’s annual “Tunneling Industry Outlook” for 2021. It contains interviews with key tunneling industry executives predicting potential trends in the year ahead. The issue also offers updates on a host of important tunnel projects around the globe, including eight Stiver projects either underway or completed in the U.S.

The highlight is the historic sanitary sewer improvement project in San Antonio, Texas. Stiver Engineering has played a key role in the sewer project, including pipe blocking and carrier pipe buoyancy calculations and design, steel casing design, and launch and exit shaft design.

Other featured Stiver projects include:

• The Schoharie Reservoir Low Level Outlet Project in Gilboa, New York

• The Integrated Pipeline Project in Athens, Texas

• The Jones Creek Interceptor and Mill Creek/Peaks Branch/State Thomas Drainage Relief Tunnel Projects in Dallas, Texas

• The Trinity River Tunnel Integrated Pipeline Project in Kerens, Texas

• The Bois D’Arc Treated Water Pipeline Segment E Tunnel Project in McKinney, Texas

• The W-6 Upper Segment Sewer Main Project in San Antonio

Click here to read Tunnel Business Magazine’s February issue.

Stiver Engineering is part of history in the making in the city of San Antonio, Texas.

Work has begun on the largest, most complex sanitary sewer improvement project that the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) has ever undertaken. The project involves replacing a deteriorating, 5-mile-long pipeline, known as the “W-6 Upper Segment” main, that serves approximately 500,000 residents in the San Antonio area. The replacement pipe will be designed to last 100 years.

Stiver Engineering has played a key role in the sewer project, including pipe blocking and carrier pipe buoyancy calculations and design, steel casing design, and launch and exit shaft design.

Click here to learn more about the project and the pipeline’s characteristics: https://tunnelingonline.com/hobas-pipe-usa-supports-critical-san-antonio-infrastructure-project/?oly_enc_id=7354A2984023D0R

These days, if a tunnel is being built, there’s a good chance Stiver Engineering worked on it.

Six projects involving Stiver Engineering were featured in the latest Tunnel Business Magazine list of major tunnel projects underway in the United States and Canada.

The highlight is the Integrated Pipeline Project in Tarrant County, Texas. Stiver performed full design work for the IPL tunnel, a water supply project that involves building 150 miles of pipeline to transport up to 350 million gallons water daily from three East Texas Reservoirs into the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Stiver is also the tunnel designer for the Bois D’Arc Treated Water Pipeline Segment E Tunnel in McKinney, Texas, which involves construction of 2,534 linear feet of 118-inch excavated diameter tunneling. Other Stiver projects mentioned in the article include the Joes Creek Interceptor and the Mill Creek/Peaks Branch/State Thomas Drainage Relief Tunnel in Dallas, the Northeast Transmission Line in Houston, and the Schoharie Reservoir Low Level Outlet in Gilboa, New York.

If you’re interested in digging deeper into these projects, click here.