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Video Interviews: 2021 IECA Award Winners

The International Erosion Control  Association (IECA) announced winners or a variety of awards during the virtual IECA Annual Conference and Expo held in February 2021. The IECA awards program recognizes outstanding achievements in the erosion and sediment…

Dream Team Turns Challenges into Assets at 110 N. Wacker Drive

April 1, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Image Credit: Ulivieri   Stainless-steel panels originally part of the Morton Salt Headquarters (top) were installed at the lower level of the new…

Identifying Problems with Post-Tension Concrete

March 31, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Photos show debonded grout over an anchor pocket (top) as well as removed grout revealing corroded wedges and anchors due to water intrusion at the grout…

Alpine Engineering: Ramcharger 8 Continues a History of Chairlift Innovation

March 31, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Big Sky Resort’s Ramcharger 8 is the first eight-seat chairlift in North America and one of the most technologically advanced chairlifts in the world. (Big Sky Resort) The most modern chairlift ever built in North America now is open at Montana’s Big Sky…

A Blueprint for Stormwater Mitigation: Coral Springs Proactively Addresses Multiple Concerns and Strategies

March 31, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  As the U.S. population mushrooms in some areas and development continues to create impervious surfaces, both factors put increased demand on stormwater infrastructure. With more-frequent and intense storms and snowmelt on top of flooding events, an…

Map Your City, Even from the Comfort of Your Home

February 4, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

It’s possible to make data accessible by anyone and get the job done anywhere, anytime. If 2020 taught us anything, it taught us that we must be remote. Many involved in mapping and planning cities are realizing that not only do things change, they change fast.…

A Big Deal by Any Measure: Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Opens for Business

February 4, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  Currently clunkily named, but impressive by every other measure, the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement opened all six vehicle lanes to traffic on Oct. 5, 2020, marking the triumphant conclusion to a seven-year, $1.47-billion project that may well turn…

North Dakota Wildlife Crossing Improves Highway Safety for Animals and People

February 4, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

To help reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions and protect North Dakota’s bighorn sheep population, a wildlife underpass was completed recently as part of a $38.5 million project along U.S. 85 that replaced the historic Long X Bridge over the Little Missouri…

How the Challenges of 2020 Will Shape the Infrastructure Industry

December 3, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The need to build and maintain U.S. infrastructure continues, and organizations continue to operate in a period of unprecedented disruption. A global pandemic, economic downturn and necessary social change will ensure 2020 a place in the history books. The…

Modern Bridge Inspection: Latest Technologies and Techniques Employed on NYC’s Massive New Cuomo Bridge

December 3, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Nagesh Goel, co-founder and president of Atlas Evaluation & Inspection Services (AEIS)—a leading testing, inspection and certification company based in South Plainfield, N.J.—has been involved in testing more than a dozen of the area’s most notable…