Insights by Miro Kurka, PE, PMP

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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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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US Army Corps of Engineers 2021 budget: how will the Corps execute?
US Army Corps of Engineers 2021 budget: how will the Corps execute?

The President’s Fiscal 2021 Budget for the USACE Civil Works Program is out. Here is a summary of what it says and could mean for the program.

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Engaging with Government to improve our profession
Engaging with Government to improve our profession

Industry-Government-Engagement is about sharing knowledge and best practices and collaborating on issues to solve problems and reach consensus.

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As a professional engineer, why serve on the boards of non-profits?
As a professional engineer, why serve on the boards of non-profits?

Volunteering on the board of non-profits allows us to widen our view as engineers so that we can use our abilities to better our world.

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What can ancient infrastructure teach a modern civil engineer?
What can ancient infrastructure teach a modern civil engineer?

It is incumbent on us to design for the long term, and press our political representatives to make the necessary investments to maintain our infrastructure.

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SAME resolves industry challenges through Industry-Government Engagement
SAME resolves industry challenges through Industry-Government Engagement

SAME leads efforts to identify and resolve national security infrastructure-related challenges through Industry-Government Engagement.

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Quality Control for contractors: lessons learned from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers training
Quality Control for contractors: lessons learned from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers training

Quality doesn’t just happen. It must be carefully planned into every project, from inception through design and construction.

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Industry-government collaboration tackles tough cost issues
Industry-government collaboration tackles tough cost issues

Cost engineering for construction is a major challenge for Department of Defense agencies. Independent cost estimates, acceptable construction pricing, and authorized amount for projects often vary so much that projects are delayed or canceled. This puts our nation at risk.

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#OneWater: United purpose and diverse experience create a powerful combination
#OneWater: United purpose and diverse experience create a powerful combination

Mead & Hunt’s #OneWater strategy seeks to synchronize and mobilize the talents of all our professionals working in the hydrologic cycle to provide innovative, effective solutions to clients.

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