Georgia Report Card

Georgia’s infrastructure encompasses everything from your neighborhood roads to the dam on West Point Lake to the community school to the Port of Savannah. Our state’s infrastructure is vital to the economy, safety, environment and quality of life of all Georgians. Once every five years, the Georgia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) assesses the state’s infrastructure. Using a simple A to F school report card format, the 2014 Georgia Infrastructure Report Card provides a comprehensive assessment of current infrastructure conditions and needs, assigns grades and makes recommendations for how to raise the grades. The Report Card is written by ASCE members in Georgia who assign the grades according to the following seven criteria: capacity, condition, funding, future need, operation and maintenance, public safety, and resilience. This is the same criteria used by the national ASCE to develop the Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.

The 2014 Georgia Infrastructure Report Card was modeled after the national ASCE Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. A committee of nearly 50 practicing civil engineers was assembled to collect, review and evaluate data, and develop grades and recommendations. The committee volunteers were organized into fourteen major categories of infrastructure. Each committee’s assessment is captured in the corresponding section of the Report Card. Twelve of these categories were evaluated in the 2009 Report Card on Georgia’s Infrastructure and two new categories, Ports and Rail were added. Data sources used by the respective subcommittees included: federal, state and local agencies; consultants; and industry. In some cases, key information and data were collected from phone conversations with experts in the field.

The 2014 grading criteria is similar to that used in 2009. Each of the 14 sections was rated on the basis of condition, capacity, operation and maintenance, funding, future need, public safety and resilience. Resilience is the ability to prevent or protect against significant multi-hazard threats and incidents and the ability to quickly recover critical services.

For each infrastructure category, each of the grading criteria was assigned a weighting factor. In most categories, more weight was placed on condition, capacity, funding and future needs because these are core criteria and better data were usually available for evaluation in these areas. The data were evaluated against objective grading criteria and a grade was assigned. Grades were assigned as follows:

A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 51-69%
F = 50% or lower

The section for each infrastructure category was peer reviewed by a group of technical experts not involved with their initial preparation. They were also reviewed by ASCE National.


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Full Report.pdf (note large file 30mb)



National Report Card
2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure

Past Georgia Report Card
2009 ASCE Georgia Infrastructure Report Card


Thank You to all the dedicated volunteers who made this report possible:

Co-Chair – Daniel Agramonte, PE, M. ASCE, O’Brien & Gere
Co-Chair – Rebecca Shelton, PE, M. ASCE, Gwinnett County Water Resources
Secretary – Julie Secrist, PE, M. ASCE, TY Lin International
Advisory Board Chair – Adjo Amekudzi, Ph.D., M. ASCE, Georgia Institute of Technology
Amanda Hill, Georgia Department of Transportation
Annie Blissit, EIT, A.M. ASCE, Gresham Smith and Partners
Benjamin Moss, EIT, A.M. ASCE, O’Brien & Gere
Billy J. Cole, Georgia Power Company
Brandon Kennedy, Stantec Consulting
Brian Thompson, Stantec Consulting
Carol Comer, Georgia Department of Transportation
Casey Upperman, Norfolk Southern
Christina Vulova, PE, M. ASCE, Arcadis
Daniel Loudermilk, PE, M. ASCE, Georgia Environmental Protection Division
Danielle Elkins, EIT, A.M. ASCE, CH2M Hill
Denise Funk, PE, M. ASCE, CDM Smith
Douglas Hintz, PE, F. ASCE, Federal Aviation Administration – Retired
Douglas Ford, A.M. ASCE, Skyline Steel
Eric Eaglin, A.M. ASCE, John Group International
Ernie Pollitzer, PE, M. ASCE, Eco Engineers
Gene Davis, PE, Stantec Consulting
George Kelly, PE, F. ASCE, Tennessee Valley Authority
Gregg Hudock, PE, M. ASCE, Golder Associates
James Emery, PE, M. ASCE, Troup County
Janille Smith-Colin, PE, M. ASCE, Georgia Institute of Technology
James Wallace, Sc.D. PE, F. ASCE, AMEC – Retired
Jeffery Chiu, PE, Esq., Kun-young Chiu & Associates
JoAnn Macrina, PE, M. ASCE, City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management
Joel Price, PE, M. ASCE, Aquaterra
John F. Clarici, PE, M. ASCE, United Consulting
Katherine McLeod Gurd, PE, M. ASCE, AECOM
Kelen Shostak, PE, M. ASCE, City of Woodstock
Kevin Brown, Golder Associates
Lisa Woods, PE, M. ASCE, Jacobs
Matthew Tanner, PE, M. ASCE, Breedlove Land Planning
Melissa Wheeler, A.M. ASCE, Georgia Power Company
Michael S. Miller, Georgia Power Company
Phillip Cherry, EIT, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Raymond J. Wilke, PE, M. ASCE, City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management
Richard Morales, PE, M. ASCE, L.B. Foster Company
Richard Deason, PE, Atlantic Coast Consulting
Richard L. Boudreau, PE, M. ASCE, Boudreau Engineering, Inc.
Rick Gurney, PE, M. ASCE, Keck & Wood
Santanu Sinharoy, PE, M. ASCE, United Consulting
Steven Seachrist, PE, M. ASCE, Gwinnett County Water Resources
Stuart A. Moring, PE, M. ASCE, City of Roswell Public Works/Environmental William Moore, PE, City of College Park

Chair – Adjo Amekudzi, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology
Susan Burns, PhD, PE, Georgia Institute of Technology
Lawrence Kahn, PhD, PE, Georgia Institute of Technology
YiChang James Tsai, PhD, PE, Georgia Institute of Technology
Michael Meyer, PhD, PE, Georgia Institute of Technology
Glenn Rix, PhD, PE, Geosyntec Consultants

Brittney Kohler
Clark Barrineau