NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 27, 2015) – Did you know that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers builds more than structures and dam safety projects? The Nashville District also uses a constructive approach to develop its engineers and encourages them to obtain their professional certifications.
Creating new infrastructure to generate economic growth, create jobs and expand opportunity is critical to the American economy. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with other federal agencies through President Obama’s Build America Initiative to increase investment in critical infrastructure by forming partnerships between federal, state and local governments and the private sector.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District and Seoul American Middle School teamed up once again and held the second annual earthquake tower challenge competition Jan. 9. Students were tasked to build structures out of straw, paper clips and straight pins and district engineers tested their ability to withstand an earthquake on a specially designed shaker table.
U.S. and Kyrgyzstan officials jointly opened two border posts constructed by the Middle East District with ribbon cutting ceremonies at Aikol and Kulundu in the southern region of Batken in early December 2014.
The National Museum of the United States Air Force—the largest military aviation museum in the world—is getting even bigger. The mega-expansion includes a new fourth building with 224,000 square feet of exhibition space. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District awarded the $35.4 million contract for the expansion project to Turner Construction Co., Washington, D.C., which broke ground in June 2014.