Every 4 years, the American Society of Civil Engineers puts out a Report Card on America’s infrastructure. Presented in a similar form as a school report card, the report assigns letter grades to America’s infrastructure based on the physical condition and needed investments for improvement. The Report Card brings together information from experts to examine current infrastructure needs and make recommendations for the future. Elected officials on both sides of the aisle regularly cite the Report Card (starting with President Bill Clinton in 1998) and news reports reference the Report Card on a daily basis in publications like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, and more.
ASCE approached Ironistic about the Infrastructure Report Card project more than a year ago. We started with a comprehensive custom website strategy that outlined everything from branding guidelines and custom functionality, to API integrations and infographics. To make sure that the site would look perfect on all devices, we created homepage and interior page designs for both desktop and mobile. We then began custom development on a WordPress platform and built the site in a way that would allow ASCE staff to easily update all pieces of content within minutes. At the same time, we developed a custom mobile app for both iOS and Android which allows users to explore the interactive maps, contact their legislators, and more.
The new website features:
The new website serves as a showcase example for public awareness and engagement, and the site, app, and data visualizations will continue to evolve as the campaign continues to save America’s Infrastructure.