In The Know 03-29-2019
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.
Planners will play an important role in the emergence of smart cities. As the American Planning Association reports in its March issue of Planning magazine, “The smart city industry rests on a foundation of mass-scale data collection.” Planners have an opportunity to collaborate with policy makers and engage the public to help properly frame the launch of smart city projects.
Stanford University researchers say they have incorporated data from past driving experiences to enhance their existing autonomous control system and ultimately help driverless cars perform more safely in extreme and unknown circumstances. The researchers aim to develop vehicles that “have seen thousands of times more interactions than we have.”
Speaking of cars, a new paper posted by the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that millennials are continuing to become car owners at a steady rate and rack up miles behind the wheel, similar to previous generations.
Did you know that more than 13 million households in the United States benefit from their own private water well? That’s one of the intriguing statistics the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) has put together about groundwater and its importance to the environment.
UPS this week began operation of the first regularly scheduled, commercial drone-delivery program in the United States. It’s a short flight, but UPS is using drones to deliver blood and other medical samples between a hospital and lab facility in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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