In The Know 05-10-2019
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.
Can a traffic control system be made impenetrable—free from hackers? Cybersecurity of transportation systems has been a growing research area in the past decade. University of Michigan researchers have studied vulnerabilities of the existing traffic control system in a connected environment.
The construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, which concluded 150 years ago today, is one of the greatest infrastructure achievements in American history. The 1,912-mile railroad line made it possible to open the American West for settlement and development. Here is a history of construction.
What are the best U.S. cities in which to ride a bike? PlacesForBikes scores five criteria—ridership, safety, network, acceleration and reach—to come up with its list. Boulder, Colorado, scored highest in this ranking.
The United States is one of Earth’s most volcanically active countries. Since 1980, there have been 120 eruptions. The U.S. Geological Survey, wanting to better “detect volcanic unrest at the earliest possible stage,” recently launched a new National Volcano Early Warning System.
A Texas coal company has received the National Mine Reclamation Award from the Interstate Mining Compact Commission for restoring more than 3,400 contiguous acres of mined land in Harrison County into a native grass habitat.
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