In The Know 02-22-2019
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.
New Orleans and the surrounding region were overwhelmed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the city inflicted with more than $100 billion in damages. Read how New Orleans’ Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System—a network of levees, floodwalls, floodgates and pump stations—is ready to combat the next storm.
Engineering 360 examines the innovative thinking of Lewis Howard Latimer, Elijah McCoy and Alice Parker, three African Americans who made significant contributions to engineering a century ago. The impact of their inventions is still being realized today.
Most of us use smartphones daily, and smart cars are taking to the streets in various forms. What is being done to incorporate smart technology into building design? This Building Design + Construction article analyzes eight ways commercial buildings are being transformed.
Seven states have received the go-ahead from the Federal Highway Administration to test new ways to finance highway and bridge projects, among them various mileage-based and user-fee charges.
Roads, parking lots, buildings, driveways and sidewalks are all impervious structures—their existence typically prevents water from infiltrating the ground. As we know, paving over land can have environmental consequences, such as flooding. Which country has the most impervious surface area per person? Find out.
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