Corpstruction is a show about the missions of the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Our guests will include engineers, project managers and other Tulsa District, Southwest Division and USACE employees and professionals.
Corpstruction - An Interview with Dr. Paul Tikalsky Dean of Engineering Architecture and Technology at OSU Episode X
An interview with Dr. Paul J. Tikalsky of Oklahoma State University. Dean of the College of Engineering Architecture and Technology.
Corpstruction - University of Oklahoma engineers make surprising discovery about construction material
You probably never think about this product but it’s nearly impossible to travel anywhere in modern-day United States without encountering it at some point in your journey.
Whether you use personal, public, or private transportation the odds of you going anywhere without it are relatively low.
Our host, Brannen Parrish, visited the Fears Laboratory at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma and observed testing on concrete beams.
On this episode of Corpstruction, he interviewed Dr. Royce Floyd an engineering professor whose focus is on testing concrete, and Omar Yadik, an engineering student about their findings. OU engineers are making some fascinating discoveries about how corrosion, weather and other elements impact the strength of construction industry’s most prolific product.
They also discuss how these findings could affect critical infrastructure down the road.
Corpstruction - Notices of Availability with Blake Cannon of Real Estate Division Epsiode 8
Blake Cannon of the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Real Estate Division visits to discuss available public land leases for agricultural and grazing purposes. Cannon also talks about the programs managed by the Real Estate Division at the district as well as the 1.8 million acres of public land the district is charged with managing. Approximately 60 percent of that land is out-granted or leased.
The notices of availability are at the Tulsa District Public website at https://www.swt.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Notices-of-Availability/.
The bid openings will take place at 2 p.m. on October 6, 2021. The Pre-bid conference will begin at 1:30 p.m. on October 6, 2021. All bids must be in before the start of the bid opening.
Available properties are:
Fort Gibson, Oklahoma NOA DACW56-9-22-005
John Redmond, Kansas NOA DACW56-9-22-003
Newt Graham L&D, Oklahoma NOA DACW56-9-22-004
Tenkiiller, Oklahoma NOA DACW56-9-22-001
Texoma, Oklahoma NOA DACW56-9-22-006
Wister, Oklahoma NOA DACW56-9-22-002
Corpstruction - Ranger Matt Sexton, Lake Eufaula Episode 7
Ranger Matt Sexton of the Lake Eufaula Project Office talks about being a park ranger at the largest lake in Oklahoma. Sexton is originally from North Carolina and moved to Oklahoma to work for the Tulsa District.
Sexton talked to us about boat docks, recreation and working at his dream job.
Corpstruction - Eufaula Dam Bridge Deck Replacement with Levi Rundell
Tulsa District engineer, Levi Rundell is working on the Eufaula Dam bridge replacement project. Rundell talks about the Ultra High Performance Concrete being used to practically "weld" concrete panels together. When completed the Eufaula Dam bridge will have the highest concentration of Ultra High Performance Concrete in the State of Oklahoma. Rundell also provided an update about expected reopening of the roadway.
Corpstruction - USACE Structural Engineer Deploys to Champlain Tower Collapse Site
Christopher Strunk of the Tulsa District recently returned from a deployment in support of the rescue and recovery mission at the Champlain Tower collapse in Surfside, Florida.
Strunk is the Chief of Military and Interagency International Services, Design and a former Senior Structural Engineer and Subject Matter Expert, Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He oversees Interagency and International Service projects for the Tulsa District.
Information is good for those who want to learn about engineering disciplines. Sound Quality could use improvement. Host’s questions are all over the place at times but he does add follow up questions.