Date: April 23, 2020
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**Webinar #3 in the Civil Engineering & the Coronavirus: Real World Applications - A Coronavirus Series for Students**
Did you know that civil engineering issues and concepts are on the front lines of the current coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic? Join these civil engineering experts as they explore the intersection of civil engineering and the pandemic that is challenging health systems and upending daily lives around the globe.
The focus of this webinar: One of the biggest challenges facing the country in the COVID-19 crisis is the anticipated shortage of hospital facilities to treat the critically ill. Enter the US Army Corps of Engineers who is assisting with increasing capacity in existing facilities and converting other buildings into temporary hospitals. Learn from a member of the Construction Branch about the Corps’ mission, and how it took on this mission.
Presenter: Kenny Simmons, AIA, LEED AP BD+C , is an Architect in the Construction Branch at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, headquarters in Washington, DC.
Moderator: Danielle Kennedy, EI, A.M.ASCE, is a research civil engineer working at the US Army Engineer Research Development Center, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab in Hanover, NH