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Acquisition and execution of federal engineering and construction contracts are changing
Acquisition and execution of federal engineering and construction contracts are changing

My review of the President’s Budget and the USACE Civil Works Budget suggests that acquisition and execution of federal contracts are changing.

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Assessing the newly historic: significant trends or nostalgia?
Assessing the newly historic: significant trends or nostalgia?

Some historic properties challenge assumptions on what has traditionally been considered important.

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Interactive design models help build safer roadways
Interactive design models help build safer roadways

Build a safer roadway with a few clicks of a button using the latest version of the Interactive Highway Safety Design Model.

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Micropile foundation systems continue to gain popularity
Micropile foundation systems continue to gain popularity

The use of micropile to bolster foundation support has been steadily increasing in North America since the 1980s.

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Climate change impacts on cultural resources: Telling a better story
Climate change impacts on cultural resources: Telling a better story

When I am asked what concerns me most about the future, my answer is climate change.

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Urban planning standards: Design for people first
Urban planning standards: Design for people first

It is a planner’s job – at times – to challenge what is considered standard.

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Cautious implementation of low impact development recommended
Cautious implementation of low impact development recommended

Many communities want the well-publicized benefits of green infrastructure, aka low impact development. However, LID may also have potentially adverse impacts.

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Will the historic tax credit survive?
Will the historic tax credit survive?

Donald Trump is the first president to have used the historic tax credit.

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Budget deal benefits historic preservation
Budget deal benefits historic preservation

Congress passed legislation funding the government through September. Several historic preservation programs received budget increases.

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ADC50 Mid-Year Meeting focuses on pending cultural resources and transportation issues
ADC50 Mid-Year Meeting focuses on pending cultural resources and transportation issues

The Transportation Research Board is hosting a panel of cultural resources experts to discuss recent trends in Section 106 Programmatic Agreements.

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