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New Study Shows High Potential for Groundwater to be Corrosive in Half of U.S. States

July 13, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Maintenance, Water

A new U.S. Geological Survey assessment of more than 20,000 wells nationwide shows that untreated groundwater in 25 states has a high prevalence of being potentially corrosive. The states with the largest percentage of wells with potentially corrosive groundwater…

West Virginia Road Damage Tops $46 Million

July 8, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

CHARLESTON—The West Virginia Division of Highways announces that road damage from recent flooding now totals $46,859,290. More than a dozen contractors…

Dewberry Assesses East Coast Flood Damage through Aerial and Satellite Photography Interpretation

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has completed a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) contract to interpret aerial and satellite…

How 3D Elevation Can Benefit Each State and Puerto Rico

March 24, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Modeling

Spring is just around the corner, and that means it’s planting time for the Nation’s farmers. Many of them rely on high-tech farming practices such as in-depth analyses of soil samples, and prescription application of seed, fertilizer, water, pesticides…

Civil Engineering Researchers to Participate in Flood Reconnaissance Mission

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas engineering researchers – experts in the study of how soil reacts to stress caused by earthquakes or floods – are participating in a multi-institutional research mission to document the effects of recent, severe…

State of the Bay 2015 Five-Year Report Assesses Santa Monica Bay Habitat Improvements

January 7, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 7, 2016—The State of the Bay 2015 (SOTB) report, produced by the Santa Monica Bay National Estuary Program (SMBNEP) over a five-year period, is published and released today for free as a special issue of Urban Coast:http://urbancoast.org/. …

Future Forward: Better Bridge Inspections Start with Quantifiable Results

November 21, 2015 - in Profile

Robert J. Connor is an associate professor of civil engineering as well as director of the Center for Aging Infrastructure and the Steel Bridge Research, Inspection, Training and Engineering Center (S-BRITE) at Purdue University. He also is involved in the…

MaineDOT Purchases an Automatic Road Analyzer from Fugro for Pavement Condition Assessments

October 28, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) purchased an Automatic Road Analyzer (ARAN) to collect pavement performance data across the state road network. Fugro Roadware’s ARAN delivers advanced highway condition data, and is capable of performing…

Researcher Develops a Framework to Detect Damage to Dams from Seismic Activity

October 5, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Design/Engineering

A UT Arlington researcher is developing a comprehensive, reliability-based framework to analyze North Texas dams and detect damage from seismic activity. Anand Puppala, a professor of civil engineering and associate dean for research in UT Arlington’s College…

Trimble and Telogis Keep Top Positions in ABI Research’s Commercial Telematics Competitive Assessment

September 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Transportation

LONDON—The most recent version of ABI Research’s Commercial Telematics Competitive Assessment unveils quite a few shifts among the top 20 international players that have more than 200,000 active subscribers. Major changes come in the midst of strong industry…