In The Know 03-08-2019
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.
International Women’s Day, celebrated each March 8, is a great way to celebrate influential female scientists and engineers. For instance, Edith Clarke (above) is recognized as the first American female electrical engineer. In 1945, her calculator for solving electric power transmission problems received a patent. Clarke was also the first female to teach in the engineering department at the University of Texas. #BalanceforBetter
Today is also National Proofreading Day. What does proofreading have to do with civil engineering and architecture—or any professional service, for that matter? Plenty, if you consider the ramifications a mistake can present during a project. Now get to proofreading those documents and emails.
Urban planners in coastal cities are looking for ways to build more sustainably without damaging delicate ecosystems or increasing flood risk. Blue-green infrastructure is becoming increasingly important as these cities also try to reduce storm damage costs, improve aesthetics and create a more pleasing environment in which to live.
The desire to invest in transportation has escalated in the first few months of 2019 as 37 states are moving to generate funding for new projects. Increasing a statewide gas tax, introducing electric vehicle fees and implementing tolling are a few of the methods states are trying to use to raise new revenue for transportation projects.
California and Texas each have high-speed rail aspirations. From funding to topography to regional growth, here’s a breakdown of why the Houston-to-Dallas/Fort Worth project has the upper hand.
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