"The American Society of Civil Engineers is committed to protecting the
health, safety, and welfare of the public, and as such, is equally
committed to improving the nation’s public infrastructure. To achieve
that goal, the Report Card depicts the condition and performance of the
nation’s infrastructure in the familiar form of a school report
card—assigning letter grades that are based on physical condition and
needed fiscal investments for improvement." Taking this further, each individual state has been called to research and prepare their own respective local report cards. The Iowa Section of ASCE kicked off this effort in January of 2014 and released a the first state-wide report card on February 24, 2015. The goal of this report card is to bring tangible awareness to our current state of infrastructure and develop a plan of action for improvement. Click on the link below for the ASCE National Report Card.
On February 24, 2015, the Iowa Section of ASCE released a state-wide assessment of 11 infrastructure categories using a professional evaluation of eight criteria including capacity, condition, funding, future, operations and maintenance, public safety, resilience, and innovation. An overall GPA for Iowa was also determined.