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2021

The Baltimore Beltway

“The final link in Interstate 695 (Baltimore Beltway) is completed with the opening of the Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 23, 1977.” The construction on this project started it 1972, and with the final installment in place, makes it […]

2021

Hydrology vs Hydraulics

What’s the difference between hydrology and hydraulics? Very simply: “Hydrology is how the water hits the ground and gets to the channel and hydraulics is what happens to the water once it’s in the channel. Hydrodynamics is the science that […]

2021

One Water. Solved.

The average cost to design and build a new reservoir is $1 billion. To make matters worse, there’s a huge time commitment, as in half a century, until you have a finished dam. Environmental and social impacts are not an […]

2021

Effects of COVID on the Civil Engineering Industry

Being in a pandemic for over a year has given us plenty of time to reflect. This article by ASCE, considers all the effects COVID-19 had on the Civil Engineering industry. Read the article here >> https://source.asce.org/a-year-later-considering-the-effects-of-covid-19-on-civil-engineering/

2021

ASCE Texas Section Infrastructure Report Card

A quote from our Senior Water Resources Engineer, Kimberly Cornett, PE, CFM, F.ASCE: “As I read over the ASCE Texas Section Infrastructure Report, it was comforting to see some areas receiving a “B”, but the overall “C” was not reassuring. […]

2021

5 Core Values

Our 5 Core Values shape us as a company. We strive to provide high-quality and consistent services for our clients through Ownership, Teamwork, Continuous Improvement, Competence, and Ethical Behavior. Our 5 Core Values, along with purpose and passion, is what […]

2021

FEMA Partner

O’Brien Engineering is a recognized expert partner on projects involving coordination with or approval from FEMA. Not only do we work with our clients when their work requires FEMA involvement, we serve FEMA directly – providing grant reviews, damage assessments […]

2021

Pantheon

Three innovative childhood friends recently developed a solution for the rising price of concrete. Derived from recycled glass, they created a new concrete pozzolan they call Pantheon, to be used in concrete. This solution could replace cement in the concrete […]

2021

Making biodegradable plastics from sludge?

“In a new study, Texas A&M University researchers have uncovered an efficient way to use leftover sludge to make biodegradable plastics.” With over seven million tons of sewage sludge being generated every year in the United States, could this be […]

2021

Pay-As-You-Go Plan

Houston’s new voter approved pay-as-you-go plan will focus on rebuilding drainage systems and street infrastructures throughout the city. To read more about this innovative project, visit >> https://www.texasce.org/tce-news/solving-repetitive-flooding-in-a-historic-area/

The Baltimore Beltway

"The final link in Interstate 695 (Baltimore Beltway) is completed with the opening of the Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 23, 1977." The construction on this project started it 1972, and with the final installment in place, makes it…

Read More

Hydrology vs Hydraulics

What’s the difference between hydrology and hydraulics? Very simply: “Hydrology is how the water hits the ground and gets to the channel and hydraulics is what happens to the water once it’s in the channel. Hydrodynamics is the science that…

Read More

One Water. Solved.

The average cost to design and build a new reservoir is $1 billion. To make matters worse, there's a huge time commitment, as in half a century, until you have a finished dam. Environmental and social impacts are not an…

Read More

5 Core Values

Our 5 Core Values shape us as a company. We strive to provide high-quality and consistent services for our clients through Ownership, Teamwork, Continuous Improvement, Competence, and Ethical Behavior. Our 5 Core Values, along with purpose and passion, is what…

Read More

FEMA Partner

O'Brien Engineering is a recognized expert partner on projects involving coordination with or approval from FEMA. Not only do we work with our clients when their work requires FEMA involvement, we serve FEMA directly - providing grant reviews, damage assessments…

Read More

Pantheon

Three innovative childhood friends recently developed a solution for the rising price of concrete. Derived from recycled glass, they created a new concrete pozzolan they call Pantheon, to be used in concrete. This solution could replace cement in the concrete…

Read More
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