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Water Distribution System

Water Distribution System FAQs

A water distribution system is a form of infrastructure installed and maintained by a community…

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FEMA Floodplain Map

What is a FEMA Floodplain Map?

FEMA floodplain maps are important tools used by communities to analyze potential flood damage by…

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What Is Civil Engineering

What is Civil Engineering?

What is civil engineering, anyway? The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) states, “Civil engineers…

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Floodplain

Dam and Levee Safety and Floodplain Risk Analysis

Analysis of dams and levees within the context of adjacent floodplain management and planning is…

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Phase Construction Services

What are Phase Construction Services?

What are Phase Construction Services? Phase construction services are project management services provided by an…

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Substantial Damage Estimator

Substantial Damage Estimator from FEMA

The FEMA substantial damage estimator is one of the tools used to assess the state…

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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

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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