Insights by Miro Kurka, PE, PMP

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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Hurricanes increase costs associated Corps year-end contract awards
Hurricanes increase costs associated Corps year-end contract awards

Hurricanes are driving up the costs of construction labor, materials and equipment. This means USACE contracting officers are scrambling.

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Challenging bulkhead design: Dam closure system at Broken Bow and Hugo Lakes
Challenging bulkhead design: Dam closure system at Broken Bow and Hugo Lakes

Tulsa District of the USACE would like to replace the bulkheads at Broken Bow and Hugo Lakes.

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Win work by being ready for the federal fiscal year end
Win work by being ready for the federal fiscal year end

Anyone who chases federal contracts knows that the last three months of the federal fiscal year are the busiest. For success, you must be ready, responsive and flexible.

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Improving safety at Broken Bow
Improving safety at Broken Bow

The MH+MH Joint Venture investigated the tunnel using only non-destructive testing methods to estimate the critical geologic parameters and tunnel performance.

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USACE and ACEC sign partnership agreement
USACE and ACEC sign partnership agreement

ACEC sees USACE as an important federal partner. So together, we sought a common understanding of the issues that exist between our organizations.

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Acquisition, execution of federal engineering and construction contracts change
Acquisition, execution of federal engineering and construction contracts change

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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