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  • 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?
  • The first self-proclaimed civil engineer was John Smeaton who constructed the Eddystone Lighthouse. Read about this historic landmark on the ASCE site >> https://www.asce.org/project/eddystone-lighthouse/
  • February marks the anniversary of the death of French structural engineer Jean-Rodolphe Perronet, who is credited for advancing bridge design by integrating Gothic building principles, Learn more about Perronet in this article from ASCE: https://news.asce.org/famed-french-structural-engineer-advanced-bridge-design/
  • O’Brien Engineering, Inc. has an immediate opening for a full-time Water Resources Engineer who has a background in water resources and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or Water Resources or similar and 4+ years of experience. For more information and to apply,

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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Fast Fact

The first self-proclaimed civil engineer was John Smeaton who constructed the Eddystone Lighthouse. Read about this historic landmark on the ASCE site >> https://www.asce.org/project/eddystone-lighthouse/

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Industry Day News

February marks the anniversary of the death of French structural engineer Jean-Rodolphe Perronet, who is credited for advancing bridge design by integrating Gothic building principles, Learn more about Perronet in this article from ASCE: https://news.asce.org/famed-french-structural-engineer-advanced-bridge-design/

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Now Hiring!

O’Brien Engineering, Inc. has an immediate opening for a full-time Water Resources Engineer who has a background in water resources and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or Water Resources or similar and 4+ years of experience. For…

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