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Infrastructure changes in a post-COVID world

According to a recent study, city mayors across the U.S. are prioritizing infrastructure investments as a key part of their "COVID rebound" strategy. Learn more >> https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/new-study-u-s-mayors-prioritize-infrastructure-investment-to-drive-post-covid-19-economic-recovery/

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FAST Act Update

The Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) expired on September 30, 2020. Ahead of that, "the American Society of Civil Engineers released new data on transit systems, roads, and bridges, showing that the current transportation system investment trends are…

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How design has changed since 9/11

Prior to 9/11, buildings were designed with defenses against total destruction. There was little known or understood, however, about progressive collapse. This is when primary structures are affected or destroyed, resulting in weakness of adjoining structures. In the years since…

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The Fatal Four

GFA International, Inc. compiled the presentation in the following link, which focuses on important health and safety information for Civil Engineers. It includes a detailed look at the "Fatal Four", how and why to implement safety programs, as well as…

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OEI: Certified Floodplain Manager

A flood plain civil engineer that has the expertise to be most helpful is called a “Certified Floodplain Manager” or CFM. This Civil Engineer knows the regulations, conditions and processes of FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program and has…

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Post Water Resources Summit

OEI attended The Annual SAME Post Water Resources Summit on September 21 in which it served as a Sustaining Member Sponsor. "Nothing replaces in-person meetings," says OEI President, Jim O'Brien. "Even as engineers, we are missing the "human element,” like…

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