Ron Sims got the 2016 ASCE Sustainability Summit off to a rollicking start, Jan. 7 in Herndon, VA.
“I say it’s your time,” said Sims in his keynote address to a room full of civil engineers and other industry leaders. “It’s your time. We will either succeed because of your skills, or we will fail because of your indifference.”
The three-day Summit brought civil engineers, educators, and stakeholders together to discuss the urgent sustainability issues facing the profession. Sims, the former U.S. Housing and Urban Development deputy secretary, set the tone for the entire event with his opening call-to-action presentation.