In The Know 03-15-2019
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.
Autonomous vehicles and other high-tech modes of transportation such as hyperloop are ramping up across the world. The U.S. Department of Transportation has formed a council aimed at supporting such emerging transportation projects.
According to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, high-tide flooding frequency along the southeastern coast of the United States rose 160 percent from 2000 to 2017. A Virginia oceanographer illustrates how those flood waters are carrying a toxic mix of pollutants back to the sea.
Parks are not only great places for recreation and relaxation. They are proving to cut down on crime and improve public safety as well, according to the New York Restoration Project, which examined the impact of turning vacant lots into small parks in low-income neighborhoods.
322 billion. What could that represent? M&M’s made in a day? Ladybugs in the world? No, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, 322 billion gallons of freshwater and saline water withdrawals occur in the U.S. every day. Where does it all go?
The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., is featuring a new exhibition from photographer Bill Bamberger called HOOPS, which captures 75 prints of basketball goals from around the world. You won’t find a player in any of the photos as Bamberger instead tells a story of place and environment.
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