Insights: Municipal

Florida takes important next step to secure its water future
Florida takes important next step to secure its water future

The Florida Potable Reuse Commission published its framework for the implementation of potable reuse, taking the next step to secure Florida’s water future.

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Green Infrastructure can help us overcome water scarcity issues
Green Infrastructure can help us overcome water scarcity issues

As the climate trends to drier and the population grows, water scarcity concern continues to increase. Green infrastructure could provide some solutions.

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For climate-resilient infrastructure, we need a repeatable framework
For climate-resilient infrastructure, we need a repeatable framework

Simply addressing individual problems as they occur is not enough to overcome the complex, intersecting challenges that come with global climate change.

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The world’s first 3D printed community: where technology and design collide
The world’s first 3D printed community: where technology and design collide

To get the most benefit from these new technologies, we must think outside the box and apply them to our existing processes and infrastructure in new ways.

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Changes to WOTUS—what’s next?
Changes to WOTUS—what’s next?

WOTUS may be up in the air for now, but one thing is certain: the new definition this year will spark plenty of continued discussion and debate.

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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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Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control: what’s the difference?
Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control: what’s the difference?

Both quality assurance and quality control are a vital part of long-term project success, so knowing the differences between them is important.

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QAQC is the “secret ingredient” to success
QAQC is the “secret ingredient” to success

Do new employees understand the value of checking their work to confirm it follows the prescribed design criteria—or recipe for success?

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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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Women in STEM: why does it matter?
Women in STEM: why does it matter?

Women make up around 50% of students pursuing higher education in STEM fields, but the number attaining higher-level postions is much lower.

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