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USACE - Afghanistan Construction
 
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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Dec. 5, 2012) -- The United States and its coalition partners sent military forces to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in October 2001. A six-person U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Forward Engineer Support Team deployed with the U.S. Army's XVIII Airborne Corps to provide engineering, construction, planning, contracting and real estate services. The U.S. Forces mission and long-term commitment to Afghanistan prompted USACE to bolster its presence in Afghanistan in 2004 with a Corps of Engineers district headquartered in Kabul. The district's personnel provided a full-range of engineering expertise to the combatant commanders. The question was not whether the forces needed facilities from which to operate, but rather what kind and how permanent the structures needed to be? The answer was not simple. Some locations had one level of need while others had more, or less. USACE engineers, working with U.S. Forces-Afghanistan leaders, began designing military bases and facilities that met the current and future needs of the force and from which U.S. forces could execute their mission. The deploying troops needed runways, taxiways, hangars, billeting, dining facilities, electricity, fresh and wastewater solutions, work spaces, roads, fuel depots and warehouses. USACE played a role in that early mission by designing and constructing facilities to meet those growing needs. Five years later, in 2009, President Obama ordered a 30,000 U.S. troop surge. USACE created a second district, the Afghanistan Engineer District-South in Kandahar on September 29, 2009 to better manage the increase in military construction requirements. Since its beginning in 2009, the Afghanistan Engineer District-South has awarded 46 contracts for military construction and has completed 35 of them. Those 35 projects, in south and west Afghanistan, are valued at about $540 million. The South District has 11 more military construction projects which will be done by the spring of 2013, one slated for completion in the fall of 2013 and one slated for award in late December 2012. The larger-scale and more costly military construction projects were built on Kandahar Airfield in Kandahar province and Shindand Air Base in Herat province. The South District also completed several more construction projects at Forward Operating Bases and other smaller installations. For instance, temporary housing on FOB Dwyer in Helmand province and FOB Wolverine in Zabul province gave U.S. Forces a safe and comfortable place to live. USACE built fire stations at Multi-National Base Tarin Kowt in Uruzgan province and FOB Ramrod in Kandahar province to create safer installations from which our forces could conduct their missions. USACE also oversaw the construction of wastewater treatment facilities on MNB Tarin Kowt, Kandahar Airfield, Shindand Air Base, FOBs Delaram and Dwyer to improve sanitary conditions while troops remain in Afghanistan. "When we transition in 2014, our completed military construction program will have totaled about $706 million," said Army Col. Vincent Quarles, Afghanistan Engineer District-South commander. "We are finishing up some critical construction that will facilitate the return of vehicles and equipment to the U.S. We are also finishing the last few aircraft hangers, warehouses, roads, utility upgrades and other enduring facilities that support our forces." Click here for the entire article: http://www.army.mil/article/92412/
Views: 1581 CORPSCONNECTION
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS & 77 CONSTRUCTION COMPANY DAHLA DAM IMPROVEMENT PROJECT PHASE 1
 
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US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS & 77 CONSTRUCTION COMPANY DAHLA DAM IMPROVEMENT PROJECT PHASE 1 KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN
Views: 1661 Ermin Ovali
NAVFAC Safety Training Module 21: Fall Protection
 
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Chapter 21 - Fall Protection: This video reviews the general requirements for fall protection and fall protection systems as specified in the Army Corps of Engineer EM385-1-1 Safety and Health Manual.
USACE employees take future engineers on construction site tour
 
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On this edition of the AFN Wiesbaden Update: When you were in eighth grade did you know what your future career was going to be? We'll go on a engineering tour with one Wiesbaden student whose learning what it takes to achieve his goals. That's what's happening on today's AFN Wiesbaden Update. (Courtesy of AFN Wiesbaden)
USACE FUDS
 
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ARMY.MIL - The Corps of Engineers is protecting human health and the environment by cleaning up formerly used defense sites across the U.S. Hank Heusinkveld reports from Butner, N.C. http://www.usace.army.mil
Views: 273 soldiersmediacenter
Engineers in Combat in World War II 1957 US Army; Army Corps of Engineers
 
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more at: http://quickfound.net/links/military_news_and_links.html " WORLD WAR II ENGINEER MISSION IN COMBAT - TRAINING AT ENGINEER SCHOOL, FT BELVOIR, VA. ENGINEERING ACTIVITIES DURING WW II IN THE EUROPEAN AND PACIFIC THEATERS OF OPERATION." US Army Film MF5-8854 Public domain film from the National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Army_Corps_of_Engineers The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE, also sometimes shortened to CoE) is a federal agency and a major Army command made up of some 38,000 civilian and military personnel, making it the world's largest public engineering, design and construction management agency. Although generally associated with dams, canals and flood protection in the United States, USACE is involved in a wide range of public works support to the nation and the Department of Defense throughout the world. The Corps of Engineers provides outdoor recreation opportunities to the public, and provides 24% of U.S. hydropower capacity. The Corps' mission is to provide vital public engineering services in peace and war to strengthen the nation's security, energize the economy, and reduce risks from disasters. Their most visible missions include: - Planning, designing, building, and operating locks and dams. Other civil engineering projects include flood control, beach nourishment, and dredging for waterway navigation. - Design and construction of flood protection systems through various federal mandates (see Public Laws below). - Design and construction management of military facilities for the Army, Air Force, Army Reserve and Air Force Reserve and other Defense and Federal agencies. - Environmental regulation and ecosystem restoration. The Corps' vision is having a great engineering force of highly disciplined people working with partners through disciplined thought and action to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to the nation's engineering challenges... The history of United States Army Corps of Engineers can be traced back to 16 June 1775, when the Continental Congress organized an army with a chief engineer and two assistants. Colonel Richard Gridley became General George Washington's first chief engineer; however, it was not until 1779 that Congress created a separate Corps of Engineers. One of its first tasks was to build fortifications near Boston at Bunker Hill. The first Corps was mostly composed of French subjects, who had been hired by General Washington from the service of Louis XVI. The Corps of Engineers as it is known today came into being on 16 March 1802, when President Thomas Jefferson was authorized to "organize and establish a Corps of Engineers ... that the said Corps ... shall be stationed at West Point in the State of New York and shall constitute a Military Academy." Until 1866, the superintendent of the United States Military Academy was always an engineer officer. During the first half of the 19th century, West Point was the major and, for a while, the only engineering school in the country. The Corps's authority over river works in the United States began with its fortification of New Orleans after the War of 1812... The Army Corps of Engineers played an instrumental role in the American Civil War. Many of the men who would serve in the top leadership in this institution were West Point graduates, who rose to military fame and power during the Civil War. Some of these men were Union Generals George McClellan, Henry Halleck, George Meade, and Confederate generals Robert E. Lee, Joseph Johnston, and P.G.T. Beauregard... In 1944, specially-trained army combat engineers were assigned to blow up underwater obstacles and clear defended ports during the invasion of Normandy. During World War II, the Army Corps of Engineers in the European Theater of Operations was responsible for building countless bridges and building or maintaining roads vital to the Allied advance across Europe into the heart of Germany. In the Pacific theater, the Pioneer troops were formed, a hand-selected unit of volunteer Army combat engineers trained in jungle warfare, knife fighting, and unarmed jujitsu (hand-to-hand combat) techniques. Working in camouflage, the Pioneers cleared jungle and prepared routes of advance and established bridgeheads for the infantry as well as demolishing enemy installations...
Views: 8921 Jeff Quitney
Project Management for Engineers
 
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Professor Lon Cook shares his experience with project management in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. He relates several examples where project management played a critical role in driving a project to successful completion. Engineers are sometimes put into positions where they are managing people and resources. This presentation is an overview of scheduling using Gantt charts, strategies with under-performing team members, and reporting progress on the critical path.
Views: 13742 APMonitor.com
Jackson gets general overview of Nashville District construction projects
 
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Maj. Gen. Donald E. Jackson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deputy commanding general for Civil and Emergency Operations, and engineering students of Tennessee Technological and Vanderbilt Universities visit Center Hill Dam, toured and received briefings of the Center Hill Dam Safety and multi-Turbine Generator Rehabilitation Projects March 29, 2016. (USACE Video by Ashley Webster)
Views: 431 nashvillecorps
Panel: US Army Corps of Engineers
 
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Panel: Civil Works and Planning Process -- Moderator, Mike Giari Tom Kendall- USACE (planning & programs) 6 Steps Documentation & Briefing NEPA / CEQA Resource Agency Consultation Dave Doak -- USACE (pre-construction and design contracting) Reconnaissance Study Feasibility Phase Pre-Construction Engineering & Design Construction Operations & Maintenance Richard Sinkoff - Port of Oakland, Fifty Foot Deepening What Worked What Did Not Work What were the results
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model | Anything Interesting Ep. 5
 
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On this episode we visit one of the most fascinating places in Northern California: The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Bay Model. The model was built to test the John Reber plan and is still open for free to the public. Let us tell you all about the amazing place! Click here to learn more about the Bay Model: http://www.spn.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Bay-Model-Visitor-Center/ Follow Us: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AnythingInterestingShow/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/Anyinterestshow Grason - @Grason5 Taylor - @TaylorsShelf Maddie - @DaKillidan Support the Show: https://www.patreon.com/anythinginteresting Logo Design: Bryan Koppelmann - @BryanKoppp Music (In order of appearance): "Silver" by Riot "Summer Driving Rock" by Bobby Cole "Americana" by Bobby Cole "She Wears Blue Jeans" by William Pearson & Lawrence Trainor "Malt Shop Bop" by Kevin MacLeod You're free to use this song and monetize your video, but you must include the following in your video description: Malt Shop Bop by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100496 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ "Days of Hope" by Neil Cross "Epic Souls" by Unknown Artist
Commissioning and Enhanced Commissioning - USACE/USGBC Processes
 
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Presented by Patricia Donohue. Recorded on 26 February 2013. This session is the re-recording of the 19 Februrary 2013 session, which had some sound quality issues, http://youtu.be/Ao0RBCfZ0cA. Synopsis: Commissioning has emerged as an important aspect in Design and Construction of new buildings. The Corps includes commissioning of HVAC in all its contracts. A renewed focus on commissioning has occurred as a result of US Green Building Council's inclusion in its Green Rating System (LEED) as a best management practice. LEED has included "Fundamental Commissioning" in the Energy subcategory as a prerequisite to achieving LEED certification and has defined additional tasks to achieve "Enhanced Commissioning". "Enhanced Commissioning is challenging because it crosses the Pre-design, Design, Construction and Occupancy phases of the project. The Webinar will define commissioning, its processes, tasks required, and provide comparison of USACE and USGBCs "fundamental" and "enhanced" commissioning. The webinar will conclude with a short introduction to commissioning in ASHRAE's relatively new green rating system (189.1). The ASHRAE standard is the Army preferred standard staring with FY13. Presented by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Views: 1520 USACEsustainability
USACE - 3D Printing
 
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- In the film "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," a scientist creates a machine that shrinks large items down to very small sizes. But something goes wrong when he mistakenly shrinks four kids to the size of ants, providing them with a very different view of their world, and some wild adventures as they try to get back to reality - and their normal size. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District uses a similar machine to design its most complicated projects - minus the hi-jinks. For the past four years, the Sacramento District has used a 3-D printer to build scale models of two of its largest construction projects, the Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway and upgrades to Isabella Lake Dam. Based on computer-aided design, the 3-D printer allows full-scale project components to be shrunk into a handheld model that team members can use to better visualize and conceptualize their work like never before. "While this printer is becoming common throughout the industry, the only way we would've been able to get models like this before would've been to hand-craft it," said building information modeling manager Kevin Russ, who transforms a computer drawing into the final model. Now, thanks to precision accuracy and durable parts, the scaled models are not only proving to be invaluable to project staff, but also superior showpieces to help explain complicated Corps construction projects. The printer uses strands of ABS plastic, material typically used for household drainage pipes, less than a tenth-of-an-inch thick to create perfectly-scaled 3-D models in a matter of hours. About 25 miles northeast of downtown Sacramento, construction crews are working to complete one of the Corps' biggest projects—a new spillway at Folsom Dam, designed to help reduce the risk of flooding throughout the Sacramento region. The centerpiece of the project is a 367-foot-wide by 146-foot-high control structure, essentially a second dam. With an estimated project cost of more than $750 million, it's important to be able to show and describe how the project will work to government leaders, the public and project staff. "When compared to a 2-D drawing or rendering that only shows the outer surface of the project, a 3-D model provides a much better way to help explain what the project is and how all of its pieces will function to a non-technical audience," said Dave Neff, technical lead for the auxiliary spillway project. While many models can be printed in three or four hours, a 1/240-scale model of Folsom Dam's new dam took more than three days to complete. It's built in sections that come apart like building blocks, revealing the interior workings of the structure. "Having the various components allows you to peel back and see how it all fits together and how the pieces interact on the inside," Neff said. "The shafts, stairways and even the equipment room are all there for you to see." Seeing it all together instead of on separate pages of plans helps the project staff better understand how maintenance or other facility needs can be met, Neff said. The models have helped on other major projects, as well. Isabella Lake Dam, located 40 miles northeast of Bakersfield, is nearly 60 years old and among the Corps' most at-risk dams. In 2006, the Sacramento District began studying how it could best modernize the dam and reduce the likelihood of dam failure, which would inundate most of Bakersfield and imperil most of its 350,000 residents. The Isabella Dam Safety Modification Project was approved by Corps headquarters in December 2012. But to get there, project staff considered a wide array of solutions including some uncommon design proposals. 3-D models helped them evaluate the options. "It's said a picture is worth a thousand words, well a 3-D model is worth 10 times that," said Nathan Cox, lead hydraulic engineer for the Isabella Dam project. Moving forward, the team plans to continue taking advantage of the 3-D printer as the project shifts from study to design. "It has been extremely helpful to have the technology in-house," Cox said. "As we move into the preconstruction engineering and design phase, we plan on creating a model of the Borel Tunnel to better see its unique, non-conventional design." While all four kids in the movie return to their normal size, only a few Corps 3-D models eventually become life-size. But even the ones that don't make the cut help designers conceptualize the final project. "It really is just an invaluable tool," Neff said. More USACE news at www.usace.army.mil.
Views: 819 CORPSCONNECTION
The Army Corps of Engineers' Iron Triangle: The Daily Show
 
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Roy Wood Jr. finds out how lobbyists influence the Army Corps of Engineers and looks into the questionable infrastructure projects that the unit takes on. Watch full episodes of The Daily Show now -- no login required: http://www.cc.com/shows/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah/full-episodes The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs weeknights at 11/10c on Comedy Central.
USACE People Jim Ernst, Dam Operator
 
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Jim Ernst is a dam operator at the Los Angeles District's Sante Fe Dam, Irwindale, Ca. Ernst was recently highlighted in USACE Engineer Minute program and the Corps Building Strong People campaign. (USACE video by Brooks O. Hubbard IV)
Views: 1655 Los Angeles District
Corps of Engineers manages construction of new lodge in Belgium
 
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is managing construction of a new lodge at Chievres Air Base in Belgium. This project is the largest project ever constructed there. But the real story is how personnel rallied to complete the base's new credit union.
Road Construction Environment Damage
 
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These construction projects are just not worth it. Its time to start putting these monies into mass transit including subways and various rail cars. Better urban planning is also needed. The next links have useful information for you. Code of Federal Regulations : http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/ECFR?page=browse 33 CFR 328 Definitions of Waters of the United States 40 CFR 260 Hazardous Waste Management System: General 40 CFR 261 Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste 40 CFR 262 Standards Applicable to Generators of Hazardous Waste 40 CFR 279 Standards for the Management of Used Oil 40 CFR 302 Designation, Reportable Quantities, and Notification 40 CFR 355 Emergency Planning and Notification 40 CFR 68 Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions 49 CFR 171 - 178 Hazardous Materials Regulations 40 CFR 150 - 189 Pesticide Programs U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (USACE) : http://www.usace.army.mil/SafetyandOccupationalHealth/SafetyandHealthRequirementsManual.aspx EM 385-1-1 (2014) Safety and Health Requirements Manual U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (USACE) : http://el.erdc.usace.army.mil/elpubs/pdf/wlman87.pdf WETLANDS DELINEATION MANUAL (1987) Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual USACE SECTION 01 57 20.00 10 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/DOD/UFGS_old/UFGS 01 57 20.00 10.pdf
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Corps of Engineers to Rebuild Puerto Rico Infrastructure
 
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USDOT released $40 million immediate aid to repair Puerto Rico roads and bridges damaged by Hurricane Maria; plus other construction industry news in the October 12, 2017, edition of Construction News Tracker
Views: 296 ForConstructionPros
Mt Charleston construction project
 
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, the USDA Forest Service, the State of Nevada and other local agencies work together with the Corps to construct diversion channel. The temporary structure, approximately 2,200 feet long, is built on Forest Service land. The structure is designed to divert flows from rain events into a natural wash and away from the neighborhood. It is designed for a “25-year” rain event, an event which has a 4% chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year. The design reflects the District’s expectation that flows from rain events in the burned areas will bring a large volume of debris along with the water.
USACE - Green Housing
 
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For more than 40 years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been working hard to be good environmental stewards. During the past decade, those efforts have expanded to embrace sustainability -- an umbrella concept that encompasses energy, climate change and the environment to ensure that what we do today doesn't negatively impact tomorrow. Through our work in the environmental and sustainability arenas through all our mission areas (civil works, military missions and research and development), we are making smart investments for the future, saving taxpayer dollars, and working in collaboration with other federal agencies and our partners. This video shows how USACE is supporting Army green initiatives providing 'green housing'. Carlos Lazo reports from California. Available in high definition. http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Sustainability/GoingGreenCampaign.aspx
Views: 643 CORPSCONNECTION
USACE - Sustainable Energy
 
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As the nation's environmental engineer, the U.S. Army Corps manages one of the largest federal environmental missions in the United States: Restoring degraded ecosystems Constructing sustainable facilities Regulating waterways and managing natural resources Cleaning up contaminated sites from past military activities The responsibility to deliver environmentally sound projects and services to our customers touches every program within the Corps: Military Programs, Civil Works and Research and Development. The scope and magnitude of environmental issues that the Corps addresses make it stand out among other federal agencies. But it is more than one agency can do on its own, it requires working in partnership with others to ensure our environmental efforts meet the needs of the American public. The Army Corps of Engineers continually partners with other federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations and academic institutions to find innovative solutions to challenges that affect everyone: sustainability, climate change, endangered species, environmental cleanup, ecosystem restoration and more. The Army Corps of Engineers' environmental professionals are key resources for anyone inside or outside the Army family, wherever and whenever environmental solutions are sought. The breadth and depth of skills found within the workforce gives it the ability to seek the best solution to environmental challenges. The seven Environmental Operating Principles, or the Corps' green ethics, are being incorporated into all Corps business lines to achieve a sustainable environment. Restoring Ecosystems The Corps works to restore degraded ecosystem structure, function and dynamic processes to a more natural condition: Through large-scale ecosystem restoration projects, such as the Everglades, the Louisiana Coastal Area, the Missouri River, and the Great Lakes By employing system-wide watershed approaches to problem solving and management for smaller ecosystem restoration projects Constructing Sustainable Facilities The Corps designs and builds sustainable communities and facilities for the Department of Defense by: Incorporating sustainable design criteria into military construction and training lands projects Developing techniques to divert military construction waste from landfills through recycling and finding reuse opportunities Minimizing the use of hazardous materials Establishing the Center for the Advancement of Sustainability Innovations, a one-stop shop for sustainable planning and design expertise. Regulating Waterways and Managing Natural Resources The Corps regulates work in the nation's wetlands and waters, with a goal of protecting the aquatic environment while allowing responsible development. The regulatory program works to ensure no net loss of wetlands while issuing about 90,000 permits a year. With nearly 12 million acres of land and water to manage, the Corps is: Responsible for the well-being of 53 special status species Using Environmental Management Systems to integrate the Environmental Operating Principles into Corps operations to achieve waste reduction, recycling and energy efficiency goals Restoring environmental health to aquatic resources Cleanup and Protection Activities Corps environmental cleanup programs focus on reducing risk and protecting human health and the environment in a timely and cost-effective manner. The Corps manages, designs and executes a full range of cleanup and protection activities, such as: Cleaning up sites contaminated with hazardous, toxic or radioactive waste or ordnance through the Formerly Used Defense Sites program Cleaning up low-level radioactive waste from the nation's early atomic weapons program through the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program Supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by cleaning up Superfund sites and working with its Brownfields and Urban Waters programs Supporting the Army through the Base Realignment and Closure Act program Ensuring that facilities comply with federal, state and local environmental laws Conserving cultural and natural resources Bottom Line The Corps' goal for its environmental mission is to restore ecosystem structure and processes, manage our land, resources and construction activities in a sustainable manner, and support cleanup and protection activities efficiently and effectively, all while leaving the smallest footprint behind. Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/video/142029/usace-sustainable-energy#.T48yD80hR40#ixzz1sQiKLBo6
Views: 1114 CORPSCONNECTION
USACE'S TOP ENGINEER BLOGS
 
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LTG ROBERT VAN ANTWERP, CHIEF OF ENGINEERS, ENTERS THE BLOGOSPHERE WITH "Corps-e-spondence". https://eportal.usace.army.mil/sites/blog.
Views: 407 CORPSCONNECTION
Dam builders critique lean construction
 
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Commonly called the "war room," the Olmsted Locks and Dam project operations control center is housed in trailers on the edge of the yard where the gigantic concrete dam shells are fabricated before being placed in the Ohio River. On its walls are boards covered in color-coded sticky-note paper, such as red for iron workers and orange for carpenters. The notes represent a three-week production plan in single-day increments for current and future work. Team leaders, foremen and superintendents take turns describing on-going and upcoming work in their areas of operation during their regular meetings. They coordinate for material and equipment and synchronize their work with the other trades scheduled for the same area immediately before and after their own teams. This detailed construction preparation and tracking process is known as Assured Production Planning and Control, one of the five components that make up the Construction Project Production Management System (CP2Ms®) instituted at Olmsted in 2011. (Video by Brad Bell, Production Manager for URS-WG and Alberici Construction)
Views: 5230 LouisvilleUSACE
Joplin PRT
 
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This video, shot in July, is about the New York District Planning and Response Team that is still deployed to Joplin, Mo., as part of the tornado recovery efforts. The team is managing the construction of temporary critical public facilities and two temporary fire stations and is finishing temporary facilities for eight hard hit schools. They are working with the the Corps' Kansas City District, which is the lead for the Corps' overall response there. (by: Hector Mosley, public affairs, USACE, New York District) (film credit: Christoher Gardner)
Military Roads: Road Expedients 1943 US Army Training Film; Temporary Road Construction
 
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more at: http://quickfound.net/links/military_news_and_links.html "EXPEDIENT METHODS FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN SWAMPY AND SANDY GROUND. USE OF CORDUROY MATS, WIRE MESH AND STEEL LANDING MATS." US Army Training Film TF5-1193 Reupload of a previously uploaded film, in one piece instead of multiple parts, and with improved video & sound. Public domain film from the National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Army_Corps_of_Engineers The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE, also sometimes shortened to CoE) is a federal agency and a major Army command made up of some 38,000 civilian and military personnel, making it the world's largest public engineering, design and construction management agency. Although generally associated with dams, canals and flood protection in the United States, USACE is involved in a wide range of public works support to the nation and the Department of Defense throughout the world. The Corps of Engineers provides outdoor recreation opportunities to the public, and provides 24% of U.S. hydropower capacity. The Corps' mission is to provide vital public engineering services in peace and war to strengthen the nation's security, energize the economy, and reduce risks from disasters. Their most visible missions include: - Planning, designing, building, and operating locks and dams. Other civil engineering projects include flood control, beach nourishment, and dredging for waterway navigation. - Design and construction of flood protection systems through various federal mandates (see Public Laws below). - Design and construction management of military facilities for the Army, Air Force, Army Reserve and Air Force Reserve and other Defense and Federal agencies. - Environmental regulation and ecosystem restoration. The Corps' vision is having a great engineering force of highly disciplined people working with partners through disciplined thought and action to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to the nation's engineering challenges... The history of United States Army Corps of Engineers can be traced back to 16 June 1775, when the Continental Congress organized an army with a chief engineer and two assistants. Colonel Richard Gridley became General George Washington's first chief engineer; however, it was not until 1779 that Congress created a separate Corps of Engineers. One of its first tasks was to build fortifications near Boston at Bunker Hill. The first Corps was mostly composed of French subjects, who had been hired by General Washington from the service of Louis XVI. The Corps of Engineers as it is known today came into being on 16 March 1802, when President Thomas Jefferson was authorized to "organize and establish a Corps of Engineers ... that the said Corps ... shall be stationed at West Point in the State of New York and shall constitute a Military Academy." Until 1866, the superintendent of the United States Military Academy was always an engineer officer. During the first half of the 19th century, West Point was the major and, for a while, the only engineering school in the country. The Corps's authority over river works in the United States began with its fortification of New Orleans after the War of 1812... The Army Corps of Engineers played an instrumental role in the American Civil War. Many of the men who would serve in the top leadership in this institution were West Point graduates, who rose to military fame and power during the Civil War. Some of these men were Union Generals George McClellan, Henry Halleck, George Meade, and Confederate generals Robert E. Lee, Joseph Johnston, and P.G.T. Beauregard... In 1944, specially-trained army combat engineers were assigned to blow up underwater obstacles and clear defended ports during the invasion of Normandy. During World War II, the Army Corps of Engineers in the European Theater of Operations was responsible for building countless bridges and building or maintaining roads vital to the Allied advance across Europe into the heart of Germany. In the Pacific theater, the Pioneer troops were formed, a hand-selected unit of volunteer Army combat engineers trained in jungle warfare, knife fighting, and unarmed jujitsu (hand-to-hand combat) techniques. Working in camouflage, the Pioneers cleared jungle and prepared routes of advance and established bridgeheads for the infantry as well as demolishing enemy installations...
Views: 8638 Jeff Quitney
Advanced Modeling Requirements and Implementation
 
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In January 2016, Engineering and Construction Bulleting 2016-3 was released which continues the requirements for using of "Building Information Modeling" and "Civil Information Modeling" (BIM, & CIM, respectively) for our projects. Today we will learn the applicability of this criteria, the details of the requirements, as well as strategies for executing them. Your Host for this series is Eric Mucklow, AIA. We have two presenters to speak with us for this webinar: - Jason Fairchild, a registered Professional Engineer, is the leader of the CAD/BIM Community of Practice for HQ USACE, and as such is responsible for BIM policy and guidance. He has 25 years of experience with USACE, having proudly supported the Civil Works design construction mission for both the Vicksburg District and the Mississippi Valley Division prior to joining Headquarters in 2011. - Brandon Tobias is a registered Architect at Q USACE and currently manages the development and implementation of Advanced Modeling initiatives for Military Programs within Engineering & the Construction Division. He has 12 years Federal experience with design, construction, contingency construction and BIM implementation.
Views: 194 USACEsustainability
Tallest Building in USACE
 
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District is managing design and construction of the $1.08 billion Department of Defense Office Complex (BRAC 133). It is part of 2005 Base Realignment and Closure programs on and around Fort Belvoir, Va. www.usace.army.mil
Views: 736 CORPSCONNECTION
Construction restarts on Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project
 
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Work resumed on the Chickamauga Lock Replacement Project April 25, 2016 with official fanfare as a $3.1 million cofferdam stabilization project got underway. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, Tennessee 3rd District, and Lt. Col. Stephen Murphy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander, met with industry leaders, toured the lock and addressed the media about the significance of the resumption of work, the first construction since the physical completion of the coffer dam in 2012. (USACE video by Lee Roberts)
Views: 241 nashvillecorps
Low Impact Development LID and LID Planning Tool
 
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Army Low Impact Development Program Overview: Planning and Tools Introduction: Presenting this webinar is an Ecologist (Sharon Sartor), along with a Civil Engineer (Erin Cox) and the ACSIM Program Proponent (Bill Sproul) Partnering with the US Army Corps of Engineers, The Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (OACSIM) Construction Division is leading the Army's initiative for integration of Low Impact Development to meet the requirements of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Section 438. This webinar will introduce Federal and DoD LID Policy, the Army LID initiatives, future Army LID Guidance and the LID Planning Tools. Sharon Sartor is an Ecologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District. Sharon works in the Planning and Environmental Services Branch and provides water resource management and natural resources support to Military Installations within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Sharon is the program manager for the Office of the Assistant Chief of Installation Management’s effort to integrate Low Impact Development in Army construction and also the Co-Chair of the USACE Regional Center of Expertise for Hydrology and Low Impact Development. Joining us for the Q&A discussion portion is Bill Sproul from ACSIM. Bill is the Army's Program Manager for Overseas Contingency Operations within the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management. While he provides day-to-day oversight to the Afghanistan construction program, Bill is a member of the Army Facilities Design Group where he has supported several sustainable design issues including development of Army Standards and has championed implementation of LID throughout the Army's Construction Program.
Views: 632 USACEsustainability
‘Army Corps screwed up, blames everyone else’ – New Orleans engineer
 
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The Army Corps of Engineers “screwed up” with their designs for the failed New Orleans levee systems, but will not admit it and instead blame everyone for their mistakes, according to local engineer and activist H.J. Bosworth Jr. Speaking to RT, Bosworth claims the government agency ignored evidence of potentially deadly design flaws in the systems protecting the port city, and that it continues to shift the blame onto locals. Simone Del Rosario investigates. Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/ Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America
Views: 5053 RT America
Army Corps of Engineers: "Engineer Mission" 1953 US Army; The Big Picture TV-257
 
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The Big Picture TV Series playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_hX5wLdhf_Jwfz5l_3NRAcCYURbOW2Fl more at http://quickfound.net "Our camera turns to the Corps of Engineers to tell the story of past and present accomplishments and what the Army Engineers mean to our nation in peace and war. The Corps of Engineers is now 179 years old with a proud record of service behind it. But as this film presentation shows, there is nothing old about its spirit as its personnel, both civilian and military, look forward eagerly to future accomplishments." "The Big Picture" episode TV-257 Originally a public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Army_Corps_of_Engineers Wikipedia license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE, also sometimes shortened to CoE) is a U.S. federal agency under the Department of Defense and a major Army command made up of some 37,000 civilian and military personnel, making it one of the world's largest public engineering, design, and construction management agencies. Although generally associated with dams, canals and flood protection in the United States, USACE is involved in a wide range of public works throughout the world. The Corps of Engineers provides outdoor recreation opportunities to the public, and provides 24% of U.S. hydropower capacity. The corps' mission is to "Deliver vital public and military engineering services; partnering in peace and war to strengthen our Nation's security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters." Their most visible missions include: - Planning, designing, building, and operating locks and dams. Other civil engineering projects include flood control, beach nourishment, and dredging for waterway navigation. - Design and construction of flood protection systems through various federal mandates. - Design and construction management of military facilities for the Army, Air Force, Army Reserve and Air Force Reserve and other Defense and Federal agencies. - Environmental regulation and ecosystem restoration. The corps' vision is "Engineering solutions for our Nation's toughest challenges."... Early history The history of United States Army Corps of Engineers can be traced back to 16 June 1775, when the Continental Congress organized an army with a chief engineer and two assistants. Colonel Richard Gridley became General George Washington's first chief engineer; however, it was not until 1779 that Congress created a separate Corps of Engineers. One of its first tasks was to build fortifications near Boston at Bunker Hill. The first corps was mostly composed of French subjects who had been hired by General Washington from the service of Louis XVI. The Corps of Engineers, as it is known today, came into existence on 16 March 1802, when President Thomas Jefferson was authorized to "organize and establish a Corps of Engineers ... that the said corps ... shall be stationed at West Point in the State of New York and shall constitute a military academy." Until 1866, the superintendent of the United States Military Academy was always an engineer officer. During the first half of the 19th century, West Point was the major and, for a while, the only engineering school in the country... During World War II, the Army Corps of Engineers in the European Theater of Operations was responsible for building countless bridges,including the first and longest floating tactical bridge across the Rhine at Remagen, and building or maintaining roads vital to the Allied advance across Europe into the heart of Germany. In the Pacific theater, the Pioneer troops were formed, a hand-selected unit of volunteer Army combat engineers trained in jungle warfare, knife fighting, and unarmed jujitsu (hand-to-hand combat) techniques. Working in camouflage, the Pioneers cleared jungle and prepared routes of advance and established bridgeheads for the infantry as well as demolishing enemy installations. Five commanding generals (chiefs of staff after the 1903 reorganization) of the United States Army held engineer commissions early in their careers. All transferred to other branches before rising to the top. They were Alexander Macomb, George B. McClellan, Henry W. Halleck, Douglas MacArthur, and Maxwell D. Taylor...
Views: 1992 Jeff Quitney
Corps of Engineers in Vietnam: "They Clear the Way" 1968 US Army; The Big Picture TV-732
 
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more at http://news.quickfound.net/intl/vietnam_news.html "RECOUNTS THE STORY OF THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND THEIR MISSION IN VIETNAM TO BUILD BRIDGES, AIRFIELDS, AND ROADS THAT BRING MOBILITY TO THE COMBAT FORCES." Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE, also sometimes shortened to CoE is a U.S. federal agency under the Department of Defense and a major Army command made up of some 37,000 civilian and military personnel, making it one of the world's largest public engineering, design, and construction management agencies. Although generally associated with dams, canals and flood protection in the United States, USACE is involved in a wide range of public works throughout the world. The Corps of Engineers provides outdoor recreation opportunities to the public, and provides 24% of U.S. hydropower capacity. The corps' mission is to "Deliver vital public and military engineering services; partnering in peace and war to strengthen our Nation's security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters." Their most visible missions include: - Planning, designing, building, and operating locks and dams. Other civil engineering projects include flood control, beach nourishment, and dredging for waterway navigation. - Design and construction of flood protection systems through various federal mandates. - Design and construction management of military facilities for the Army, Air Force, Army Reserve and Air Force Reserve and other Defense and Federal agencies. - Environmental regulation and ecosystem restoration. The corps' vision is "Engineering solutions for our Nation's toughest challenges."... Early history The history of United States Army Corps of Engineers can be traced back to 16 June 1775, when the Continental Congress organized an army with a chief engineer and two assistants. Colonel Richard Gridley became General George Washington's first chief engineer; however, it was not until 1779 that Congress created a separate Corps of Engineers. One of its first tasks was to build fortifications near Boston at Bunker Hill. The first corps was mostly composed of French subjects who had been hired by General Washington from the service of Louis XVI. The Corps of Engineers, as it is known today, came into existence on 16 March 1802, when President Thomas Jefferson was authorized to "organize and establish a Corps of Engineers ... that the said corps ... shall be stationed at West Point in the State of New York and shall constitute a military academy." Until 1866, the superintendent of the United States Military Academy was always an engineer officer. During the first half of the 19th century, West Point was the major and, for a while, the only engineering school in the country... During World War II, the Army Corps of Engineers in the European Theater of Operations was responsible for building countless bridges,including the first and longest floating tactical bridge across the Rhine at Remagen, and building or maintaining roads vital to the Allied advance across Europe into the heart of Germany. In the Pacific theater, the Pioneer troops were formed, a hand-selected unit of volunteer Army combat engineers trained in jungle warfare, knife fighting, and unarmed jujitsu (hand-to-hand combat) techniques. Working in camouflage, the Pioneers cleared jungle and prepared routes of advance and established bridgeheads for the infantry as well as demolishing enemy installations. Five commanding generals (chiefs of staff after the 1903 reorganization) of the United States Army held engineer commissions early in their careers. All transferred to other branches before rising to the top. They were Alexander Macomb, George B. McClellan, Henry W. Halleck, Douglas MacArthur, and Maxwell D. Taylor...
Views: 11064 Jeff Quitney
Greenside Pathway at Raystown Lake - USACE Recreation
 
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Corps celebrates America's Great Outdoors, opens new pathway By Stacy Ouellette Baltimore District RAYSTOWN LAKE, Pa. -- A new 2.3 mile pathway around the Seven Points Recreation Area -- made 100 percent out of recycled materials - should reduce traffic congestion, increase pedestrian safety, and provide a healthy alternate to driving. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District celebrated an America's Great Outdoors event to officially open Raystown Lake's Greenside Pathway, June 20. The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy, was the keynote speaker for the formal presentation taking place at Raystown Lake Amphitheatre. "The trail here at Raystown is a perfect example of how we in the Corps (USACE) are incorporating the President's initiative on America's Great Outdoors and his sustainability initiative," Darcy said. "This trail was made from recycled rubber. It looks beautiful, is easy to maintain and connects 19 different sites within this park." And Greenside Pathway promises to connect visitors to nature. "The trail gives us an opportunity to connect people to the America's Great Outdoors, to link the visitors to a healthier lifestyle, and educate visitors about a greener way of life," said Jude Harrington, Raystown Lake acting operations manager. Made of 38,000 recycled tires, the trail serves as a tangible symbol of environmental stewardship, said Brig. Gen. Kent Savre, USACE North Atlantic Division commander. "The trail actually does a lot of things -- it promotes safety by keeping people off the roads, fitness, environmental stewards and it's a first-class trail that ties all the facilities here together," Savre said. But the main force that drove the project from its inception was safety for the popular and busy recreation area. "The project started with a simple goal of getting our visitors off of this road as it was very dangerous," Harrington said. "We have the number one revenue generating campgrounds in all the whole Corps of Engineers and the largest marina in the state of Pennsylvania." As the largest recreation provider within the federal government, USACE facilities receive more than 370 million visitors a year. Ninety percent of USACE recreation sites are easily accessible being located within a 50- mile radius of a metropolitan area, Darcy said. "The recreation side of our house is a result of many of our construction projects. We have dams that have created lakes like Raystown and because of that, we have provided this huge recreation facility for the State of Pennsylvania for everybody to enjoy," Darcy said. "We're pretty proud of that and when you think of that red castle next time, think of it next to a lake," she added. The pathway was made possible by a grant for $854,450 provided by the Federal Transit Administration's Alternative Transportation in the Parks and Public Lands Program. Raystown Lake was the only USACE project to receive money from this funding source at the time, Harrington said. Partnerships are the key factor in getting the word out about USACE recreation sites, and those relationships also provide volunteers nationwide. One of USACE's greatest partnerships is with the people who use the facilities. USACE is known for its dams and reservoirs, but the facilities do not enjoy the same type of fame, Darcy said. "It's the people that live nearby who treasure the resources and help us to provide our recreational services," Darcy said. "We've had 55,000 volunteers to help us (nationwide). We have recreation sites in 43 of our 50 states." A ribbon cutting ceremony took place after the formal presentation at the kiosk adjacent to the trail near the Huntingdon County Visitor's Bureau. Following the ribbon cutting, distinguished guests, Darcy and Maj. Gen. Michael J. Walsh, USACE deputy commanding general for civil works and emergency operations planted two American Chestnut trees with Boy Scouts from Troop 24. The planting was in partnership with the American Chestnut Foundation. Go to www.recreation.gov for more information on USACE run recreation sites nationwide.
Views: 2099 CORPSCONNECTION
STURGIS barge
 
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to start towing the STURGIS barge 1,750 miles to Galveston, Texas, in mid-April The trip to the Port of Galveston will take approximately three weeks and will comply with the U.S. Coast Guard’s regulations. The STURGIS, a former World War II Liberty Ship, was converted into the first floating nuclear power plant in the 1960s. Before being shutdown in 1976, the STURGIS’ nuclear reactor, MH-1A, was used to generate electricity for military and civilian use in the Panama Canal. It is important to note that the MH-1A reactor has no nuclear fuel or special nuclear material. The reactor was de-fueled, decontaminated for long-term storage, and sealed before being towed to the James River Reserve Fleet at Joint Base Langley Eustis, Virginia; where it has been stored and maintained since 1978, except for times of periodic dry dock maintenance. The Corps of Engineers plans to decommission the STURGIS in Galveston and anticipates that the STURGIS will be in the Port of Galveston for 14 – 18 months. As part of the decommissioning process, the various waste streams on the STURGIS will be segregated and will be sent to an appropriate facility for recycling or disposal as either a radioactive or hazardous waste. Some specific wastes streams may include asbestos, lead based paints, elemental lead used for shielding and radioactive materials. After the decommissioning is complete and all radioactive materials are removed, the remaining portions of the STURGIS will be dismantled so they can be disposed of or recycled as scrap using standard ship breaking methods. The entire project will take approximately four years. For more information on the STURGIS, please visit the website: www.nab.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental/Sturgis.aspx
Views: 1719 USACE Baltimore
Lt. Gen. Van Antwerp on Afghan Construction
 
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Army.mil - Lt. Gen. Van Antwerp says Afghan workers play vital role in Corps of Engineer construction projects throughout the country.
Views: 1040 soldiersmediacenter
Army Corps to oversee VA hospital project
 
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The Army Corps of Engineers, not the VA, will now oversee the new hospital construction project in Aurora.
Napa flood control project plans for a dry bypass
 
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District project manager Dave Cook highlights a future plan for the Corps' dry bypass to alleviate flooding near the Oxbow Area of Napa, Calif., June 22, 2011. The new bypass would allow a straighter path downstream for the Napa River during high water events, reducing risk of flooding for residents and businesses. The plan is part of the larger Napa River Project, a joint effort of the Corps, the city of Napa, and the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District to reduce flood risk for the city. More on the project: http://www.spk.usace.army.mil/projects/civil/napa/index.html
Views: 1176 SacramentoDistrict
Civil works transformation
 
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is transforming its civil works program to best serve the public, meet the nation's water resource needs and help the Corps remain relevant in the 21st century. Story: http://1.usa.gov/Wc0368
Views: 1051 SacramentoDistrict
Army Corps of Engineers works with FEMA to handle Irma
 
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Insight from Major General Don Riley
Views: 3963 Fox News
Examining the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
 
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Learn more at http://Oversight.House.Gov
Views: 438 oversightandreform
Lesson 6 part 6 Add the cost to each activity in the schedule
 
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Lesson 6 part 6 Add the cost to each activity in the schedule files link: http://planningengineer.net/courses/online-primavera-course-for-engineers-construction-managers/
Views: 47586 Planning Engineer
Corps of Engineers provide a new road to villagers in Serishka
 
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Volunteers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region North District managed the construction of a new road for the Iraqui village of Serishka. This project is just one of the District's, who goals are to help stregnthen areas that face policital and/or economic crisis.
Engineers learn adaptability with new expeditionary construction workshop
 
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Engineers learn adaptability with new expeditionary construction workshop FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Sounds of circular saws, hammers and power drills echoed far and wide as ten U.S. Army Soldiers were taught vertical construction techniques during a five-day expeditionary construction workshop at the National Training Center. Students began with a briefing on safety procedures and attended a quick tool familiarization class, then quickly dove into real world practical construction projects. "They're not just digging holes to fill them in again, they're able to say, 'hey we built that.'" said CPT Dan Gimm, NTC Reserve Component Engineer Coordinator. This was the fifth iteration of the workshop, which started September of 2016 and focuses on real world vertical construction applications, teaching engineers how to implement various construction methods with very little materials and sometimes no plans to build from. Both Active and Reserve Component Engineers were broken down into two teams and their military occupational specialties ranged from electricians to combat engineers. "Normally when I'm out in the training area, I'm putting up obstacles like concertina wire and minefields, or breaching obstacles placed by the rotational units," said PV2 Tyler McKinney, Combat Engineer, 58th Combat Engineer Company "But when we do go down range, nobody asks what kind of engineer you are, they just know they want six guard towers built, so this class really helps diversify you, giving you more tools in your tool box." The expeditionary construction workshop emerged after Gimm noticed a disproportionate ratio of horizontal construction projects at Ft. Irwin, such as building roads and pushing earth, compared to vertical construction missions that focus more on carpentry skills. Aiding in the concept development were Gimm's experiences leading vertical construction missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, which gave him insight on the challenges of austere construction. "What the Army teaches at the school house is very clean, which is a good way to teach new Soldiers just coming into the engineer world," said Gimm "However, there is a big difference between that environment and an austere environment. Your plans could be hand-drawn and sketched on a napkin and the materials you have could be in bad shape." According to Gimm, the expeditionary construction workshop teaches Soldiers adaptability. He says that engineers fresh out of their advanced individual training are only taught how to build a certain project one way, with all the tools given and with the perfect materials. "Then you go out into the field and now you don't have those perfect materials, or the right tools. So how do you adapt? By understanding the capabilities of the materials, knowing basic construction methods, and most importantly understanding why the methods work," says Gimm. The highlight for most students was day three of the workshop, where they travelled to a remote location via UH-60 Black Hawk to perform expedient structure repair on a wind beaten combat outpost. The teams created window shutters and made roof repairs on two of the three structures. One building was completely damaged by the constant high winds, so the students salvaged those materials to use on the other buildings. On the last day of the workshop, students made their way to Brigade Hill, where they conducted a reconnaissance and damage assessment on a mosque that had suffered wind damage. The assessment will serve as the starting point for the structure repair class during the next iteration of the expeditionary construction workshop. "The engineer branch is one of the most diverse branches in the Army. We build stuff, we don't just destroy it. I wanted to build a training opportunity that offers something for vertical construction," Gimm said "I usually say, send me your electricians, se
USACE - Supporting NYC
 
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USACE has more than 3,000 employees within the North Atlantic Division, and at the peak of response activities an additional 990 team members from other USACE divisions were engaged to support the response mission. USACE debris teams are in ports, waterways and coastal areas in NJ and NY clearing debris along the Atlantic seaboard. Thirty-five debris teams are assisting local NY and NJ authorities. 74,346 cubic yards of debris have been removed within NY. Planning response teams also are assisting with debris management, infrastructure assessment, temporary roofing, critical public facilities, and temporary housing. With local authorities USACE concentrated pumping efforts at 14 critical locations as determined by local officials. Pumping is complete at all 14 locations. During de-watering operations USACE controlled 162 pumps and removed more than 475 million gallons of water equivalent to 720 Olympic-sized swimming pools. The USACE Water Delivery Mission is complete. USACE provided 512 truckloads (18,000 liters per load) of water to NY, NJ, PA, and WV. Video courtesy Mikell Moore, ACE-IT videographer. More information at www.usace.army.mil.
Views: 251 CORPSCONNECTION
USACE Albuq. District Contractor Wins Award
 
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Duane Nelson, a Corps' contractor at John Martin Dam and Reservoir, received the Rich G. Levad Award Aug. 25 from members of the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) near Barr Lake, Colo. The purpose of the award is to recognize the efforts of individuals who have provided distinguished service, made scholarly contributions, or have shown great enthusiasm regarding bird and habitat conservation throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.
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The World Is Slowly Running Out Of Sand
 
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I never thought of sand as a non-renewable resource, but there's only a limited supply: and to make things worse, it keeps getting washed into the sea. At Cape May, New Jersey, the US Army Corps of Engineers have just finished rebuilding a beach: here's why. Thanks to the folks from the Corps for showing me around! There's more about their project here: http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/Factsheets/Fact-Sheet-Article-View/Article/490778/new-jersey-shore-protection-cape-may-inlet-to-lower-township/ I'm at http://tomscott.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo CAMERA AND DRONE OP: Osprey Perspectives, http://www.ospreyperspectives.com/ EDITOR: Michelle Martin, @mrsmmartin And thanks to Elmo Keep for linking to the article that inspired this video! REFERENCES: Leatherman, S., Zhang, K. and Douglas, B. (2000). Sea level rise shown to drive coastal erosion. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 81(6), p.55. Peduzzi, P. (2014). Sand, rarer than one thinks. Environmental Development / United Nations Environmental Program, 11, pp.208-218. : http://www.unep.org/pdf/UNEP_GEAS_March_2014.pdf Zhang, G., Song, J., Yang, J. and Liu, X. (2006). Performance of mortar and concrete made with a fine aggregate of desert sand. Building and Environment, 41(11), pp.1478-1481. Beiser, V. (2015). The Deadly Global War for Sand. Wired. https://www.wired.com/2015/03/illegal-sand-mining/ Beiser, V. (2016). The World’s Disappearing Sand. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/23/opinion/the-worlds-disappearing-sand.html
Views: 934578 Tom Scott
USACE Sustainability: Los Angeles District Going Green
 
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The US Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District believes that sustainable engineering is more than just a marketing buzz word we embrace the requirements and strive to incorporate them not only into our military and civil works projects, but into our day to day operations as well. Here are a couple of examples of how our district practices these Environmental Operating Principles in our district projects and vehicle fleet. Available in High Definition. http://www.dvidshub.net/video/293290/usace-sustainability-los-angeles-district-going-green
Seabrook Floodgate Complex: March, 2013  (in HD)
 
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District Senior Project Manager Chris Gilmore offers insight into a major component of the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System built by USACE. The $160-million-plus Seabrook Floodgate Complex is one of several large projects built by USACE to help provide risk reduction in the greater New Orleans area due to hurricanes or storms. (Video by G. A. Volb/USACE)
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USACE Sustainability: Climate Change
 
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Recommended Resources Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know http://amzn.to/2nUOAjP This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate http://amzn.to/2ssWupo The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change http://amzn.to/2HcrjlG How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate http://amzn.to/2F0t8RU If you appreciate this video, please like, comment, and/or share. Also, make sure to subscribe for the latest updates. “The United States Army Corps of Engineers(USACE),[5] is a U.S. federal agency under the Department of Defense and a major Armycommand made up of some 37,000 civilian and military personnel,[1] making it one of the world's largest public engineering, design, and construction management agencies. Although generally associated with dams, canals and flood protection in the United States, USACE is involved in a wide range of public worksthroughout the world. The Corps of Engineers provides outdoor recreation opportunities to the public, and provides 24% of U.S. hydropowercapacity. The corps' mission is to "Deliver vital public and military engineering services; partnering in peace and war to strengthen our Nation's security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters."[6] Their most visible missions include: • Planning, designing, building, and operating locks and dams. Other civil engineeringprojects include flood control, beach nourishment, and dredging for waterway navigation. • Design and construction of flood protection systems through various federal mandates. • Design and construction management of military facilities for the Army, Air Force, Army Reserve and Air Force Reserve and other Defense and Federal agencies. • Environmental regulation and ecosystemrestoration.” Video Credit: Army Corps of Engineers (Federal government video productions are generally public domain, but any copyrighted content such as music that has been found in this recording has been registered with the appropriate rights holder. Ads may run on this video to support copyright holders at their request.) Description credit : Wikipedia https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ Disclosure: This Youtube channel makes a small commission from Amazon when viewers shop through the links in this video description. If you are interested in the products posted here, click the link to support the site. Disclosure: This Youtube channel makes a small commission from Amazon when viewers shop through the links in this video description. If you are interested in the products posted here, click the link to support the site.
Views: 3 Alaska Extreme