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.
We welcome David McCaskill to help lead our Planning and Landscape Architecture practice! David has provided park,… https://t.co/Bb1aLy6pJt
More people are desiring the option to live in an #urban #walkable environment—where they can walk or ride a bike t… https://t.co/523UnAvxB7
Never know what you’ll encounter in the field! Brian, an environmental scientist in our Austin office said, "I was… https://t.co/2AAwaFK347
Texas Water Conservation Association Texas Water Day
March 19 – 21, 2019
April 2 – 5, 2019
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Louisiana Floodplain Managers Association 36th Annual Conference
April 3 – 5, 2019
Speaker: Ben Pylant, PE, CFM
2019 DBIA Transportation/Aviation Conference
April 8 – 10, 2019
Speakers: Russell Zapalac and Ryan Smith
Texas ASLA State Conference
April 24 – 26, 2019
April 25 – 28, 2019
TCEQ Environmental Trade Fair Conference
May 14 – 15, 2019
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ASFPM Annual Conference
May 19 – 24, 2019
APWAOK/OWEA Spring Tech Conference
May 20 – 22, 2019
TFMA Spring Conference
May 29 – 31, 2019