• Have you gotten outside recently? Get outside, take a walk (responsibly, per your current local guidance and regulations) and celebrate #NationalScavengerHuntDay with a hunt! Living with children? Tailor it to their eyeline and interests. By yourself? Challenging yourself to find or notice specific items can
  • There’s nothing like a hike among the cedars of the south DFW area, or a night spent camping among the lost maples of the Hill Country, or the knobby cypress gracing waterways throughout East Texas. No matter what your favorite kind of Texan tree might
  • Happy Mother’s Day from all of us here at O’Brien Engineering!
  • It may seem counter-intuitive to encourage remote employees to work LESS, but that’s just what this article says can help sharpen focus and improve productivity. https://engineeringmanagementinstitute.org/work-from-home-productivity-tips-for-engineers/ #takefive #brainbreak #reconnect
  • Take some time today to learn more about one of Texas’ key engineering marvels – our very own state capitol building. From the original design finished in 1888 to the underground extension completeted in 1993, the Capitol remains an iconic part of Texas’ engineering landscape.
  • Access to adequate WASH infrastructure (water, sanitation, and hygeine), and the lack thereof, is being highlighted during the Coronavirus pandemic. Read more in this article from the American Society of Civil Engineers. https://news.asce.org/coronavirus-a-wakeup-call-for-civil-engineers/
  • Recent research has revealed that repeated flooding events have damaged the nation’s aging earthen levee system, invisibly weakening them even as more extreme floods may become more regular. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200121133325.htm
  • You’ve been given the gift of time today. How are you taking advantage of the extra day this #LeapYear?

#NationalScavengerHuntDay

Have you gotten outside recently? Get outside, take a walk (responsibly, per your current local guidance and regulations) and celebrate #NationalScavengerHuntDay with a hunt! Living with children? Tailor it to their eyeline and interests. By yourself? Challenging yourself to find…

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Home Productivity

It may seem counter-intuitive to encourage remote employees to work LESS, but that’s just what this article says can help sharpen focus and improve productivity. https://engineeringmanagementinstitute.org/work-from-home-productivity-tips-for-engineers/ #takefive #brainbreak #reconnect

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WASH News

Access to adequate WASH infrastructure (water, sanitation, and hygeine), and the lack thereof, is being highlighted during the Coronavirus pandemic. Read more in this article from the American Society of Civil Engineers. https://news.asce.org/coronavirus-a-wakeup-call-for-civil-engineers/

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Levee Damage

Recent research has revealed that repeated flooding events have damaged the nation's aging earthen levee system, invisibly weakening them even as more extreme floods may become more regular. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200121133325.htm

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