In The Know 01-24-2019
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.
Ellington Airport became home to the Houston Spaceport last fall with the long-term goals of expanding the region’s space industry, accommodating supersonic commercial air travel and providing a terminal that one day will serve as a takeoff location for space vehicles. A new Aerial Futures video explores how the spaceport will function within an urban setting and examines the architectural and engineering efforts required to make it happen.
A concentration on urban park spaces has been steadily on the rise, attracting people to downtown locations, providing recreational opportunities and spurring economic development. Read what city leaders, planners and park officials are doing to incorporate public park plans—and “smart city” technology—for our benefit.
Is your daily commute a decompressing, enjoyable experience or full of hair-pulling moments? WalletHub has compared each state across 30 key indicators—including gas prices, rush-hour traffic and road quality—to determine what are the best and worst driving states in 2019. Buckle up!
Winter snowfall is an important piece to the drinking-water puzzle for many cities in the western United States. Scientists and water managers calculate snow cover to help them understand water supply for the upcoming year. Find out how LiDAR technology is aiding in gathering measurements where a mountain forest canopy comes into play.
The most common 3D printing technology today is extrusion-based printing, which is adding material layer by layer. However, printing concrete structures comes with its share of challenges. Learn how 3D printing with concrete is evolving.
IN THE KNOW: Curb chaos has planners’ attention / How will #infrastructure change in the future? / @NASA examines w… https://t.co/eqaMAlteLs
Our Bill Swope, CP, presented "Aerial Surveying: Planes, Drones and LiDAR, Oh My!" at the @TSPE_Dallas Chapter Mont… https://t.co/GBB6ytZSGV
#Daylighting a stream may be just what a community needs to assist with flood mitigation, improve water quality or… https://t.co/WTmRZwvSJA
Texas Water Conservation Association Mid-Year Conference
June 19 – 21, 2019
Texas Association of Counties Legislative Conference
Sept. 3 – 5, 2019
Texas Municipal League Conference
San Antonio, Texas
Oct. 9 – 11, 2019