Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary

August 26, 2015 at 1:28 pm 1 comment

On August 29, The City of New Orleans will experience the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. With the expertise of planners, architects, engineers, construction teams, The City of New Orleans has improved its hurricane protection system, upgrading and repairing much of the destroyed infrastructure. As we reported over the past 10 years, a number of the failed levees came from design oversights. This disaster proved to be a wake-up call for cities and states across the US.

We at thank the teams in the architectural, engineering, planning and construction industry for their work in repairing previous failures and for securing our infrastructure. Lessons learned the hard way.


Note: Failure image above and the “5 Civil Engineering Failures that lead to Design Breakthroughs and New Technologies” can be located at Ohio University, Russ College of Engineering and Technology.


Entry filed under: Career Development, Civil Engineering, civil engineering blog, Civil Engineering Issues, Environmental Engineering issues, Environmental Issues, Failing US Infrastructure, Hurricane Katrina, US Infrastructure.

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  • 1. James M. Romanowski. PE  |  August 31, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Hurricane Katrina continues to provide lessons learned as we improve our Incident Management response capabilities. Hopefully the next time, we are all better prepared.


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