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Author: Ken Williams
  • May

    Virtual PDT reaches Contract Award milestone ahead of schedule

    When the COVID-19 pandemic required the Memphis District to mass telework, our Project Delivery Teams (PDT) suddenly became virtual teams. With the sudden pivot to virtual teamwork, you might expect a lag in PDT performance. However, despite their lack of experience as a virtual team, the Mellwood Seepage Remediation PDT quickly adjusted to remote teamwork and reached their Contract Award milestone, on May 19, ahead of schedule.
  • Fisk Scour Repair Project is Ready-to-Advertise

    Reaching a project milestone is the result of successive interim achievements along the way. Successive interim achievements have propelled the Fisk Scour Repair Project Delivery Team (PDT) to successfully reach its important Ready-to-Advertise milestone on May 15.
  • Pre-construction teleconference held to kick-off levee slide repairs

    Today, the Memphis District held a pre-construction teleconference with C&M Contractors, Inc. to kick-off levee slide repairs on the White River Backwater levee and along the Mississippi River levee. This teleconference discussed and issued the Notice-to-Proceed for levee slide repairs in Work Areas 1 and 2, both in Arkansas.
  • MVM 2028 Initiatives: Faster projects, under budget

    The Memphis District has embarked on a bold initiative to revolutionize its processes for delivering projects and engineering solutions. The initiative is called MVM 2028 and its vision is for the District to “bring value to every local, regional, and national interaction as the one stop shop for a full suite of project management, engineering and other technical services.” One way the District plans to bring value is through its ongoing efforts to deliver projects faster and under budget. The District’s interdisciplinary project delivery teams—consisting of engineers, project managers, program analysts, and others—are seeking to gain maximum benefit from the functions and capabilities of Primavera project management software. They recently teamed with the Corps’ Savannah District to complete advanced Primavera training as a means of enhancing their ability to deliver projects faster and under budget.
  • July

    USACE Dive Team on a mission to protect federally threatened mussel

    On May 23, four members of the USACE Memphis District Dive Team set-off on a mission to help ensure
  • Memphis Reachback Engineering: Helping to Combat Afghan Insurgency

    Six members of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Memphis District are helping the Afghan
  • Working to improve centuries old acequias for New Mexico community

    Engineers Mike Clay and Josh Giannini, members of the USACE Memphis District’s Design Branch, are