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Innovative Solutions

The Corps applies its innovative problem solving skills to the complex problems faced by communities.  Innovative solutions are developed during project planning and implementation, and through our network of research and development laboratories.

Infrastructure Design and Construction
The Corps is the nation's largest public engineering agency.  Our activities range from the design and construction of roads, bridges and industrial facilities for other federal, state and local agencies to the design and construction of residential housing on military installations.

Sustainably Built Environments
The Corps, through its role as the Army's construction organization, is also developing buildings and infrastructure that promote the sustainable use of limited resources.  Our architects and engineers are developing "green building" technologies that use alternative building materials and conserve energy, and housing developments that promote walking and bicycling.