In The Know 04-26-2019
The A/E/C industry is ever-changing because of technology, improved processes, strategies, project delivery methods, the workforce and much more. And we love content that is educational, thought-provoking and inspiring.
So we thought we’d share. Here are five articles that caught our eye this week to help keep you in the know.
This has been National Park Week across America. Have you ever wondered what national parks look like from 250 miles above Earth? NASA has assembled a gallery of images captured from the International Space Station.
Research shows that childhood has largely moved indoors, preventing kids from connecting with our natural world and ultimately impacting their health. From revitalizing local parks to promoting a citywide green schoolyard policy, read what several U.S. cities are doing to create meaningful outdoor experiences.
Green features such as bike parking, electric-vehicle charging stations, high-efficiency chillers, energy-efficient lighting, low-flow water fixtures, reflective roofing materials and a rainwater harvesting system will make Houston’s Texas Tower among the most sustainable U.S. office buildings.
Speaking of sustainability, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) named the 2019 recipients of the COTE Top Ten Awards. The COTE program includes rigorous criteria for social, economic and ecological value in design. Take a tour through these award-winning facilities.
When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin placed the first retroreflector array on the moon in July 1969, they also became the world’s first surveyors to work upon the lunar surface. Read about man’s historic journey to capture measurements to and from the moon.
IN THE KNOW: #Architect gives life to unbuilt #FrankLloydWright designs / #AutonomousVehicles that can “reason” / U… https://t.co/e94GHvGTCz
It’s #InfrastructureWeek, and coincidentally, we are proud to announce that Lamberto "Bobby" Balli has joined the H… https://t.co/3y6YQqxBkL
James Arbuckle and Mike Marlar (not pictured) represented Halff+Marlar at the #InfrastructureWeek breakfast at the… https://t.co/vtD6fMsvUK
ASFPM Annual Conference
May 19 – 24, 2019
APWAOK/OWEA Spring Tech Conference
May 20 – 22, 2019
TFMA Spring Conference
May 29 – 31, 2019
South Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association Conference
San Antonio, Texas
June 10 – 13, 2019
Texas Association of Counties Legislative Conference
Sept. 3 – 5, 2019
Texas Municipal League Conference
San Antonio, Texas
Oct. 9 – 11, 2019