Insights by Miro Kurka, PE, PMP

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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Water Resources in Review: 2018
Water Resources in Review: 2018

As we head further into the new year, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on where the Water Group has been in 2018.

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Strong finish to a very challenging dam design project
Strong finish to a very challenging dam design project

Dam closure system engineering design at Broken Bow and Hugo Lakes nears completion

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Leadership best practices shared by military engineers
Leadership best practices shared by military engineers

It doesn’t matter whether it is on a project team, within a partnering arrangement, for my company or as a member of a professional organization… good leadership is a learned, acquired skill.

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Using drones on Corps of Engineer projects
Using drones on Corps of Engineer projects

Securing permission to use a UAV/UAS on a USACE project is neither quick nor simple. However, a UAV/UAS may still be the best means of gathering required data.

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2018 USACE Work Plan: What’s in it for my city, state, clients?
2018 USACE Work Plan: What’s in it for my city, state, clients?

The USACE delivered its 2018 Work Plan for the Civil Works program to Congress. These are appropriated funds to start, continue or complete studies, construction projects, and operations and maintenance activities.

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