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Engineers Document New Structural Health Monitoring Technique

Aging, deterioration and extreme events like earthquakes and hurricanes can take a toll on roads, bridges and other structures. With damage and defects often invisible, the search is on for systems that can monitor the health of structures and alert their…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1 Million for Repairs to Roads Throughout Georgia’s Chattahoochee National Forest

WASHINGTON—U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $1 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the…

Large-Scale Data Study of Super Storm Sandy Utility Damage Shows “Small” Failures, Big Impact

May 9, 2016 - in Corporate, Energy, Maintenance

When Super Storm Sandy struck New York State in October 2012, the damage to the state’s electric utility infrastructure was devastating, overwhelming…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $750,000 For Emergency Repairs to Federal Roads Throughout Northern California

April 27, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

WASHINGTON—U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $750,000 in Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to stabilize and repair roads damaged by heavy rains on federal lands…

South Carolina Floods Severely Impact Infrastructure

October 14, 2015 - in Feature, Renewal/Retrofit, Stormwater

The state of South Carolina experienced record flooding this past week, causing billions of dollars of damage to roads, bridges, dams, energy networks and water systems. The state has been reluctant to invest in infrastructure prior to the storm, having recently…

Wyoming Road-Mapping Project Will Help Prevent Damage from Digging

Feb. 20, 2015—Wyoming contractors, utilities, governments and members of the public will have access to detailed, computerized information about the state’s roads as a result of a grant awarded to One-Call of Wyoming (OCW) in conjunction with the Wyoming…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Announces More than $232 Million in Emergency Relief for Road/Bridge Repairs

February 19, 2015 - in Financial, Maintenance

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2015—U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced $232.5 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help 26 states and Puerto Rico repair roads and bridges damaged by storms,…

The Damage Caused by Water Overuse

December 10, 2014 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Supply, Water

In times of drought, some people discover how important water is. But in recent years, water shortage has turned into something more than a temporary problem; it is becoming systemic, driven by growing overuse. Often, today’s water overuse and shortage are…

Upgrading Infrastructure Could Reduce Flood Damage

DENVER, Oct. 30, 2014—The severe flooding that devastated a wide swath of Colorado last year might have been less destructive if the bridges, roads and other infrastructure had been upgraded or modernized, according to a new study from the University of…

Hiroshima to Install Sensors to Detect Landslides

August 23, 2014 - in Erosion control, Maintenance, Sensors

The central government and Hiroshima Prefectural Government plan to place mudslide sensors in the northern part of the prefecture where at least 90 people were reported dead or missing as of Friday, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported Friday. The land ministry and…