ITRC Seminar Series: June

Anthony Bartolomeo

ASCE's Grand Challenge

Friday, June 5, 2020
3-4 pm CT


Anthony Bartolomeo
Senior consultant, Pennoni Consulting, Inc.


According to the ASCE Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, the estimated investment needed by 2025 to bring our Nation's infrastructure into a state of good repair is $4.6 trillion, of which $2 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. The ASCE Grand Challenge is a “Call to Action” for the profession to increase the value and capacity of infrastructure, and to optimize infrastructure investments. 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. To reach this goal, the profession must influence major policy changes and infrastructure funding levels, while challenging civil engineers to focus on innovation, rethink life cycle costs, and drive transformational change—from planning to design to delivery.


Anthony S. Bartolomeo, PE, ENV SP, Dist.M.ASCE, serves as a Senior Consultant. Tony joined Pennoni in 1986 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer for more than 20 years. He has more than 40 years of experience in environmental engineering, coupled with broad experience in relationship development at the federal, state, and local government levels, all of which have a stake in the success of major civil infrastructure projects. He has integrated the engineering and financial aspects of major projects into the legal, regulatory and community objectives, to the benefit of Pennoni’s diverse client base. Tony is a Civil Engineering graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a licensed Professional Engineer in several states, He is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers which is the highest honor the ASCE can bestow.