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Asset Data Illuminates the Road to Recovery

February 29, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

In 2005, hurricanes devastated Louisiana’s roads. Armed with a quality-driven approach to asset management, engineers used recovery efforts to meet federal reporting requirements. Videos taken right after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in September 2005 show…

The Himalayan Times Reveals Miyamoto’s Purpose in Nepal

December 9, 2015 - in Buildings, Corporate, Maintenance

Eight months after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, Dr. Kit Miyamoto sits down with the Himalayan Times to discuss what the future holds for reconstruction…

Nevada Department of Transportation Enhances Emergency Response Capabilities With Rolta OnPoint

November 23, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

ATLANTA, Nov. 19, 2015—The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) selected Rolta OnPoint™ to enhance its response and recovery capabilities during…

Mold Inspection Houston Provides Needful Services in Wake of Flood Catastrophes

October 23, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Stormwater

HOUSTON, Oct. 23, 2015—Early estimates from the recent South Carolina flood disaster have topped $1 billion in insured losses, and a significant chunk of the overall cleanup cost will likely be mold remediation. The warm, moist, subtropical climate, combined…

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…

MDOT Bridge Rebuilding Vital to Community Renewal

August 26, 2015 - in Bridges, Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit

Biloxi, Miss.—With its 120 mph winds and 28-foot storm surge racing towards the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on August 29, 2005, causing more than $1 billion in damage to Mississippi’s transportation infrastructure. Both the Biloxi Bay and…

Engineering Leaders See Industry Employment Rebound

May 11, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2015—The nation's engineering firm leaders are bullish about the direction of both the industry and the overall economy, according to the first quarter 2015 (Q1/15) ACEC Engineering Business Index. The composite EBI score of 65.3 is solidly…

Landslides, Mudslides Likely to Remain a Significant Threat in Nepal for Months

April 29, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Emergency

ANN ARBOR, April 29, 2015—The threat of landslides and mudslides remains high across much of Nepal's high country, and the risk is likely to increase when the monsoon rains arrive this summer, according to a University of Michigan researcher. U-M geomorphologist…

Rescue Efforts in Nepal Aided by Real-Time Assessment of Landslide Risk

April 29, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Emergency

April 29, 2015—Cardiff University experts are aiding the immediate rescue efforts in Nepal by providing a real-time assessment of further landslide risks following Saturday’s devastating earthquake. Dr Robert Parker and his team from the University’s…

NIST Awards $20 Million for Research Center to Help Communities Increase Resilience to Disaster

March 2, 2015 - in Corporate

San Diego—The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that it has awarded a $20 million cooperative agreement to Colorado State University (CSU) to establish the Community Resilience Center of…