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Facility Condition Assessment Services

Facility Condition Assessment Services and Sustainability

Population growth in urban settings creates unique challenges. Community infrastructure systems are undergoing elevated stress.…

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Environmental Licenses And Permits

Environmental Licenses and Permits For Civil Engineering Projects

Environmental licenses and permits are an essential part of implementing a civil engineering project. The…

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What Is Environmental Design

What is Environmental Design?

We are constantly striving to find better ways to protect our planet and make a…

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FEMA Floodplain Maps

FEMA Floodplain Maps and Community Planning

Community planners, business representatives, and citizens are all at risk due to the unpredictability of…

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What Do Civil Engineers Do

What Do Civil Engineers Do?

Many of the things we take for granted in our daily lives involve engineers. From…

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Dam Rehabilitation

Facility Condition Assessment and Dam Rehabilitation Projects

The goal of a facility condition assessment is to analyze the condition of a facility…

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Water Study

Water Study and Community Planning

A water study provides detailed information on current water resource conditions and makes suggestions for…

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Design-Bid-Build Process Preserves Community Infrastructure, Landmarks

Design-bid-build is a process used to plan and implement contracted projects. This traditional process is…

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What Is The Difference Between A Levee And A Dam

What is the Difference Between a Levee and a Dam?

We are all familiar with the terms, but what is the difference between a levee…

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Regulatory Permits

Invention and Regulatory Permits Increase Safety

In an ever-changing industry, safety is assured by adhering to the requirements outlined in regulatory…

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Engineer HUB Texas

Engineer HUB: Texas Firm Helps Communities Mitigate Risk Through Grant Programs

Managing community infrastructure safeguards resources and provides focus for every civil engineer, HUB, Texas city…

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SAME Federal Small Business Conference

OEI Attends SAME Federal Small Business Conference

Representatives of OEI will attend the SAME Federal Small Business Conference being held this week.…

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Dam Rehabilitation North Texas

Flood Risk Assessment and Dam Rehabilitation, North Texas

Flooding can happen anywhere at any time of year and is the most common natural…

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Civil Engineering History and the Baltimore Beltway

More than 44 years ago the Francis Scott Key Bridge was officially completed and became…

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What Is A Water Resource Engineer?

Hydrology vs Hydraulics

Hydrology and hydraulics are tools that make up hydrodynamics which is what a water resource…

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Water Resource Management

One Water. Solved.

Environmental engineers face four major water resource management challenges in Texas. If these challenges are…

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