Insights by Miro Kurka, PE, PMP

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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Dams, spillways, levees: Sharing lessons learned and addressing future needs
Dams, spillways, levees: Sharing lessons learned and addressing future needs

Connect with dam owners, key agency personnel and teaming partners to learn about and share our latest innovations and engineering challenges related to dams and levees.

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Design-build delivery method for USACE civil works projects provides value
Design-build delivery method for USACE civil works projects provides value

The biggest value for our clients is the time saved in procurement and a potential for value engineering review and project phasing.

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US Army Corps of Engineers 2019 budget: Cautious optimism for industry
US Army Corps of Engineers 2019 budget: Cautious optimism for industry

We remain cautiously optimistic about engineering and construction opportunities contracting opportunities in 2018 and 2019.

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Military engineers address challenge of resilience
Military engineers address challenge of resilience

Preparing to be robust, reflective, inclusive, resourceful, integrated, redundant and flexible

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Press political representatives to make the necessary infrastructure investment
Press political representatives to make the necessary infrastructure investment

It’s time to make promised infrastructure investments. The investment has been discussed but has yet to materialize.

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