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Major $183 Billion Boost to California’s Economy Expected Over 10 Years from Transportation Investments in Senate Bill 1

March 1, 2018 - in Featured, Transportation

(WASHINGTON) - A comprehensive new analysis finds that an April 2017 California law will generate nearly $183 billion in economic activity and user benefits throughout all sectors of the state’s economy over 10 years. The additional demand, in turn, will…

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…

ASCE Illinois Section’s new Infrastructure Report Card gives state a C-

February 28, 2018 - in Featured, Transportation

Infrastructure is the backbone of our daily lives and communities. While we don’t always acknowledge it, the condition of our infrastructure has a very…

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…

Indonesia’s Capital Sinking Due to Lack of Adequate Water Security and Infrastructure

February 26, 2018 - in Featured, Water

-         40% of Jakarta finds itself below sea level -         Residents are digging illegal wells to gain access to drinking water, negatively impacting the urban area -        …

Engineered Solutions: Precast Concrete Highway Slabs Expedite Caltrans Project

February 23, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Precast concrete highway pavement slabs are increasing in popularity for rapid highway construction. This is, in part, the result of many state departments of transportation recognizing the efficiency of the precast slab method and selecting it for use on…

A+ Infrastructure Begins Below the Surface

February 23, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

During summer 2008, the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) funded construction of a seven-mile segment of the northbound lanes of Interstate 25, extending from the Colorado state line to Cheyenne in southeast Wyoming. The soft, aged soils beneath…

Engineered Solutions: New Tool Enables Asset Protection and Reduced Cost Through Corrosion Management

February 21, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Corrosion is a naturally occurring phenomenon commonly defined as the deterioration of a substance (usually a metal) or its properties because of a reaction with the environment. Like other natural hazards such as earthquakes or severe weather disturbances,…

EU Doubling Renewables by 2030 Positive for Economy, Key to Emission Reductions

February 21, 2018 - in Energy, Featured, Renewables

Brussels, Belgium — The European Union (EU) can increase the share of renewable energy in its energy mix to 34 per cent by 2030 – double the share in 2016 – with a net positive economic impact, finds a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency…

Congress Adopts Two-Year Budget Deal, Also Passes Six-Week Stopgap Spending Bill

February 13, 2018 - in Featured, Transportation

Congress approved both a two-year budget deal Feb. 9 that sets higher spending levels, and a six-week stopgap funding bill that keeps funding for most programs at 2017 levels through March 23 to give lawmakers time to pass a detailed appropriations measure…