Since 1775, the Army Corps of Engineers has met our nation’s logistical and infrastructure challenges.
Today, USACE is converting stadiums and convention centers, such as New York City’s Javits Center and Detroit’s TCF Center, into COVID-19 field hospitals. Hotels and dorms are also in their sights.
At a recent Pentagon briefing, the commander of USACE said site assessment requests had skyrocketed from 114 on March 27 to 750 on April 3. Fletcher Griffis, professor at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, who spent decades in the Corps, told Wired, “I’ve never seen anything as unique as this in my lifetime.”
– Tia Over, The Engineering 100