TWiCE - This Week in Civil Engineering

TWiCE - This Week in Civil Engineering

TWiCE 07: This Week in Civil Engineering – Kansas City Wins Grant

October 22, 2020

Welcome to This Week in Civil Engineering (TWiCE), the first weekly audio and video podcast covering weekly news stories and events related to civil engineering and its sub-disciplines. In this week's episode we provide you with the latest news in the Civil Engineering industry including covering how The Kansas City Port Authority (Port KC)’s Missouri River Terminal project was awarded a $9.88 million dollar Port Infrastructure Development Grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
Breaking News in Civil Engineering:

Port Kansas City wins Department of Transportation grant to develop old AK Steel Site
From: Abby Hoover |
Army Corps of Engineers seek to build levee in Orange County to help protect against flooding
From: Joy Addison |

National News in Civil Engineering:

Boosted State, Federal Funds Push Florida Everglades Restoration
From: Thomas F. Armistead |
Detroit aims to end basement flooding and cut water pollution with sponge-like median
From: Bill Laitner |
Morro Bay showcases progress on sewer project, as some candidates push alternatives
From: Nick Wilson |

International News in Civil Engineering:

Infrastructure investment to boost Southampton freight capacity
From: Claire Smith |
The Future of Water Adding capacity and resilience to Canadian dam
From: Rob Horgan |

 Infrastructure Stories:

XTreeE to 3D print footbridge in Paris for 2024 Olympic Games
From: Davide Sher |
Wisconsin communities receive over $129 million dollars to support transportation projects
From: Juliana Tornabene |

Career Inspiration of the Week:

It is very important that you learn from  your mistakes, but to be able to learn from them you need to have people around you to foster your growth and help you along the way. Find your team, be part of it, go with it and ultimately lead the firm.
Quote of the Week:

"There are a lot of challenges out there in construction and the operation of civil infrastructure, so don’t limit yourself to just working in an office, get out there and get some field experience as this is where the designs hit the dirt." ~ Bob Mankowski, P.E. Senior Vice President at Bentley Systems

About the Host:
Geoff Smith, PE, LEED AP joined Silman in 2004. As an Associate co-managing a studio, he oversees renovations, adaptive reuse, and new construction projects for building types including sports facilities, single- and multi-family private residences, K-12 and higher education facilities, museums, and places of worship.

Notable projects that Geoff has been involved with include the multi-phase implementation of the Brooklyn Museum’s master plan, the redevelopment of Kearny Point in Kearny, NJ, the major renovation of the Edward Durell Stone building on Columbus Circle to create a dynamic new home for the Museum of Arts and Design, the renovation of Cheel Arena at Clarkson University, and the renovation of Appleton Arena at St. Lawrence University. His work also includes the award-winning renovation and restoration of the Yale University Art Gallery’s Swartout and Street Halls, completed in 1928 and 1864, respectively.

Since 2010, Geoff has served as Commissioner for the Bayonne Historic Preservation Committee in Bayonne, NJ. He is also an active member of BIM Forum.

This Week in Civil Engineering is published by the Engineering Management Institute and is part of EMI’s Civil Engineering Media & Entertainment Network.

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