Posted by Alan Greer on Mar 20, 2020 in FNI Water™
The Texas Chapter of the American Public Works Association is asking public works officials and their teams to share how they’re dealing with the challenges arising from the COVID-19 outbreak. The responses are being compiled to track responses and create an up-to-date repository of information about the rapidly changing situation.
The chapter is making the data available on its website, with updates provided as more comments and questions are received.
Posted by Trey Shanks on Mar 20, 2020 in FNI Water™
As guidance for elected officials and public works agencies, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has designated water, wastewater, drainage and public works employees as Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers during the COVID-19 emergency.
Also included are electricity industry workers, including those involved in power transmission and distribution, and environmental remediation/monitoring technicians.
Posted by Thomas Haster on Mar 19, 2020 in FNI Water™
Water utility owners and operators are among the best-prepared public institutions in coping with emergencies. But as the coronavirus outbreak intensifies, utilities are being challenged to ensure the continuity of their operations while also reassuring their customers about the safety and reliability of their water supply.
Posted by Adam Conner on Mar 9, 2020 in FNI Water™
Texas has one of the most resilient, diverse and innovative economies in the nation, and as a result the state also is experiencing some of the fastest population growth in the country. A reliable and sustainable water supply is absolutely critical to our state's future. Fortunately, Texas has one of the longest-standing water planning processes in the nation and now is requesting public input on all 16 of its regional water plans.
Posted by Brian Gettinger on Feb 18, 2020 in FNI Water™
Freese and Nichols Tunneling Service Leader Brian Gettinger says the emerging use of computer-controlled large-diameter tunnel boring machines could dramatically improve the outcomes of excavation projects by adjusting quickly to changes in ground conditions.
That's among the insights he shared in Tunnel Business Magazine 's "Industry Outlook 2020" feature. TBM asked four tunneling professionals about emerging trends in the industry and developments to expect in the coming year.