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A High-Visibility Project: Examining the Historic and Beautiful New Portageville Bridge

June 11, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Mark Scacco, P.E. In 1852—the year women were being arrested for wearing pants (Emma Snodgrass in Boston) and the first edition of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus was published—the Erie Railroad Company built the first bridge to cross the Genesee River Gorge…

The Right Tool for the Job: Multiple Tools Complicate Reality-Capture Landscape

May 21, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

When it comes to capturing existing conditions, the first question in everyone’s mind seems to be “to scan or not to scan?” With all the technologies…

Battling Corrosion Problems in Harsh Middle East Environmental Conditions

May 21, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Figure 1. Migrating corrosion inhibitors form a protective layer on the surface of embedded steel reinforcement. By Julie Holmquist Harsh environmental…

Historic Bookbindery Opens New Chapter

April 23, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Kenny Lapins New York’s Tribeca neighborhood in Lower Manhattan is known for its contributions to artistry. Home of the annual Tribeca Film Festival and firehouse Hook and Ladder Company No. 8 (headquarters of the Ghostbusters in the original film), this…

Sponsored Content: Better Outcomes Begin with Better Collaboration

April 17, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Sponsored by:     Design better civil infrastructure with OpenRoads, OpenBridge and OpenRail What does it take to manage the infrastructure lifecycle? It involves many collaborating disciplines where the work is interconnected, with thousands of…

Manhattan’s Irish Hunger Memorial Receives Waterproof Renovation

April 17, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The Irish Hunger Memorial winds through a rural Irish landscape, with paths carved into a hill thickly lined with native Irish plants and stones imported from each of Ireland’s 32 counties. The Irish Hunger Memorial, designed by internationally renowned…

Engineered Solutions: RenewWrap®: Column Repair

April 17, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Sponsored by: Milliken Infrastructure In June 2016, the South Carolina DOT (SCDOT) was in the midst of building a new interchange at the intersection of I-85/I-385 in Greenville, S.C. During construction, severe localized spalling was found on the cover concrete…

Getting the Lights Back On in Puerto Rico: The Army Corps and Fluor Mount Massive Grid Restoration After Hurricane Maria

April 16, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Hurricane Maria, which made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 2017, was the worst natural disaster ever to befall the U.S. commonwealth, and also the deadliest storm of the record-setting 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. With peak sustained winds of 175…

Beyond a Book Depository: Commack Public Library Reopens  Following $8.3 Million Renovation

February 28, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The renovated and expanded library features a two-story-high aluminum-andglass storefront entrance vestibule with an aluminum sunshade. The beloved, 41-year-old Commack Public Library in Commack, N.Y., reopened following an $8.3 million renovation and expansion…

Are Your Construction Projects Under Control? Five Steps for Modernizing Cost and Schedule Management

February 26, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

“Incompetency at every level.” Definitely not the type of expression that should be associated with a $9 billion project. But that’s the case with the now cancelled construction of the two nuclear reactors in South Carolina of which the political, social…