In The Know 02-01-2019
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.
Everyone is fascinated with tall buildings, right? The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has updated its list of the 25 tallest buildings in the world. (Oh, and antennas don’t count.) Here is the updated January list.
While the race to get driverless vehicles on the road remains heated among manufacturers, who will be liable when a driverless car is involved in an incident? A Nebraska senator has introduced a legislative bill to get ahead of the curve.
A new forecast says the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex will lead the nation in industrial building demand and construction during the next two years. The report says nearly 27 million square feet of new warehouse space was completed in D/FW in 2018, and more than 52 million square feet will be constructed over the next two years.
Northwestern University engineers have created a new coating strategy they say gets metal defects to self-heal within seconds. The coating was designed to prevent those defects from becoming localized corrosion, which is difficult to prevent but ultimately can lead to failure.
You may not have to visit your area theme park and wait in line to experience a thrill ride. Vacant mall and big-box spaces in the United States are being targeted and soon may be redeveloped into virtual reality theme parks, complete with hologram technology, motion tracking and projection mapping.
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