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October 20, 2020
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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Harris County Engineering Operations During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Presented by Harris County Engineer, John Blount, PE, CFM, ENV SP. LEED AP

Virtual Meeting 12 noon to 1 pm on October 20, 2020


John Blount, Harris County Engineer, will discuss how Harris County Engineering Department is operating during the coronavirus pandemic.  Mr. Blount will discuss what has changed about how infrastructure projects are being planned, designed, constructed, and maintained. He will outline lessons learned. He will describe how their office is being staffed; how project planning and engineering has changed; project schedule impacts; and overall project delivery throughput.  Mr. Blount will describe how contractor bids for infrastructure projects have changed; and how they are handling public engagement.


John Blount is a 1984 graduate of the University of Houston. After college he served as an Army Corps of Engineers officer on both active and reserve duty, achieving the rank of captain while being stationed in the United States, Republic of Germany and the Republic of Honduras. He has worked in the civil engineering field for thirty-four years and is a Registered Professional Engineer (WI) (TX) (ME) as well as a LEED Accredited Professional. He has been employed with Harris County for over thirty years starting as an Inspector and advancing to Director of the Engineering Department. He currently holds the position of County Engineer. He serves on the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Joint Wastewater Committee and was previously Chairman of the Texas Onsite Wastewater Research Council appointed by the governor. John is a leader in green infrastructure and sustainability practices.






Uttam Karmaker, P.E. Uttam Karmaker, P.E.
832-289-0475 832-289-0475
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