Insights: Energy

Oroville happened. FERC responded.
Oroville happened. FERC responded.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced updates to their guidelines driven by the Oroville incident and a review of their own dam safety program.

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The importance of solid foundations
The importance of solid foundations

Foundation engineering is not an exact science, it is a carefully considered strategy. Here are some things to consider for a solid and lasting foundation.

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Automating data extraction from HEC-RAS
Automating data extraction from HEC-RAS

With a bit of up-front work, you can create tools that will perform HEC-RAS tasks, speeding up repetitive processes and reducing the chance of error.

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Sustainability and resilience: a tale of two buzzwords?
Sustainability and resilience: a tale of two buzzwords?

Sustainability and resilience work in tandem. We must focus on both if we want to provide lasting and successful climate solutions.

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6 steps to leverage multiple funding sources
6 steps to leverage multiple funding sources

leveraging multiple funding sources and opportunities is the present and future for infrastructure funding.

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US Army Corps of Engineers task order awards: new procedures
US Army Corps of Engineers task order awards: new procedures

As things start getting “back to normal,” there will be changes to how AE firms are selected to execute USACE task orders off multiple award, Indefinite Delivery Contracts.

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Water Utilities prepare for the unknown
Water Utilities prepare for the unknown

Some risks to our drinking water systems and operators are nothing new, like proper storage and handling of chemicals. Other risks are uncharted territory.

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How do we maintain quality when everyone’s working remotely?
How do we maintain quality when everyone’s working remotely?

In these times of uncertainty, good QAQC remains as important as ever. We have the tools to execute our QAQC processes even when working from home.

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FERC Dam Safety Submittals during the COVID-19 Pandemic
FERC Dam Safety Submittals during the COVID-19 Pandemic

What can we as dam owners and dam safety professionals do to improve communications with the FERC in the coming weeks and months?

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Confessions of a new engineer
Confessions of a new engineer

Transitioning from college life to the engineering workforce offers new challenges and a new sense of fulfillment.

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