Insights by Miro Kurka, PE, PMP

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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“Times They Are A-Changin” for federal infrastructure projects
“Times They Are A-Changin” for federal infrastructure projects

Architecture and engineering firms must face a significant change if they want to be prepared to help their federal clients.

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Corps of Engineers annual budget warrants cautious optimism
Corps of Engineers annual budget warrants cautious optimism

The President’s 2017 budget request for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers appears to bode well for the architecture, engineering and construction industry.

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Active involvement in professional organization is a must for any serious engineer
Active involvement in professional organization is a must for any serious engineer

Why am I active in professional organizations when my job doesn’t require it and I am so busy?

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President Obama signs the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act
President Obama signs the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act

President Obama has signed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act (S. 612) into law.

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Amistad Dam safety modification study provides learning opportunity
Amistad Dam safety modification study provides learning opportunity

For the past six months, we have been assisting Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with a dam safety modification study of Amistad Dam on the Rio Grande River.

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Extending the life of the Corps’ aging infrastructure
Extending the life of the Corps’ aging infrastructure

Efforts to inform and educate leaders, decision makers and other stakeholders on the aging infrastructure are critical.

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The contract is not the finish line
The contract is not the finish line

We hit the ground running with very steep learning curve combined with a huge dedication of time and resources. Read more in The Military Engineer magazine.

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New technology takes complicated dam safety project to the finish line
New technology takes complicated dam safety project to the finish line

New technologies continue to give us valuable tools to investigate and analyze dams, levees, hydroelectric facilities and related infrastructure.

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Weather causes scheduling challenges on dam safety project
Weather causes scheduling challenges on dam safety project

Record rainfall in December 2015 might have caused a major snafu, if it hadn’t been for our close relationship with the USACE and quick action to adjust the inspection plan.

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