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Seoul Transforms Aging Overpass into Skygarden

Seoul has embraced a series of urban-planning projects to make public spaces more attractive to pedestrians. The latest is Seoullo 7017, an old highway overpass that has been converted into a garden in the sky. Much like New York City's Highline, the…

Materials Industry Members Prod Congress to Fix Trust Fund as Part of Tax Measure

October 3, 2017 - in Land Development, Site preparation

The National Stone Sand & Gravel Association used a Sept. 24-28 legislative and policy forum in Washington, D.C., to try to build support for an effort…

Atlas Copco Wins Orders in Kazakhstan for Highly Productive Mining Operations

October 3, 2017 - in Land Development

Stockholm, Sweden: Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has won recent orders from Kazakhmys Corporation, a leading…

Journal from Ground Zero: Death, Sadness and Mariachi Music

September 28, 2017 - in Featured, Land Development

Mexico City Earthquake Day 1: Death, sadness and mariachi music I crawl through a bunch of cracked concrete, twisted reinforcing bars and pancaked furniture. Overhead, the concrete deck is getting narrower and narrower as I progress the gap in this collapsed…

Global Seismic Expert Heads to Mexico

September 26, 2017 - in Featured, Land Development

MEXICO CITY—At the request of private sector businesses and government entities, earthquake structural engineering experts from the global firm Miyamoto International have arrived in Mexico City to assist with critical assessments and recovery plans.  …

Mexico Earthquake: Why So Many Buildings Failed

September 25, 2017 - in Featured, Land Development

Why do buildings fail? Which buildings in your community are dangerous? Read Miyamoto’s official tech report on the Sept. 19 Mexico earthquake that collapsed at least 44 buildings in far-away Mexico City alone. Below you’ll also find news links to…

CDOT Completes Fiber Optic Installation on US 160 East of Wolf Creek Pass

September 22, 2017 - in Land Development

SOUTHWEST COLORADO—Crews have completed a five-month project on US Highway (US) 160 Wolf Creek Pass for which they installed 95,000 feet of fiber optic cable. Other work on this $4.5 million project included: installing 54 manholes; milling and repaving;…

Understand earthquake soil liquefaction damage better with free ASCE paper

September 21, 2017 - in Land Development, News

Repeated liquefaction of soil during an earthquake is extremely damaging to soil-structure systems. A new paper in ASCE's Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering compares two liquefaction case histories with different pore pressure responses,…

Oilon Group Provides Combustion Technology to Veolia Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility in Singapore

Oilon Group strengthens its position as a supplier of combustion solutions for hazardous waste treatment facilities. In total, Oilon has delivered more than 30 combustion solutions for the facilities. More and more plants are being built in Asia. Oilon got…

Arcadis Bolsters Remediation Capabilities with Department of Defense Accreditation

Highlands Ranch, Colo.– Arcadis, the leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, has achieved U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) accreditation for its Advanced Geophysical Classification (AGC) quality and technical platforms, enabling…