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USGS Study a Reminder to Well Owners to Test and Maintain Wells Properly

July 14, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016—A study released earlier today by the U.S. Geological Survey serves as a reminder to residential well owners that testing and properly maintaining private wells is important to ensure clean, safe drinking water. The study showed…

Corrosive Groundwater Suggests Action by Certain Well Owners to Check Potential Lead Threat

WESTERVILLE, Ohio, July 13, 2016—Since lead is harmful when consumed by both humans and animals, the National Ground Water Association urges residential…

Six-Story Steel Frame Building Undergoes Seismic and Fire Testing

June 14, 2016 - in Uncategorized

San Diego, Calif., June 13, 2016—A team of engineers is testing a six-story, lightweight steel-frame building on the world’s largest outdoor seismic…

Virginia Tech Water Study Team Assembles Water-Testing Kits Bound for Flint, Michigan

February 22, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

For people worried about bad water, testing begins at home. “The water has to rest in the plumbing for at least six hours,” said Siddhartha Roy, a graduate civil and environmental engineering student at Virginia Tech. “People can go to sleep for the…

CTDOT to Test Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System (UAV) for Bridge Inspection

December 8, 2015 - in Bridges, Corporate, Maintenance, Sensors

As part of the CTDOT's ongoing mission to improve and evaluate its operations and to assess the usefulness and functionality of new technologies, on Tuesday, December 15, 2015,  the CTDOT will utilize an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to perform limited…

Iowa State Engineers Test Taller Wind Turbine Towers Made From Precast Concrete

AMES, Iowa, Nov. 12, 2015 – Hydraulic equipment in two civil engineering labs recently pushed and pulled at test sections of a new kind of wind turbine tower, simulating the heavy, twisting loads that towers have to withstand. In Iowa State University’s…

Siemens New ICx High-Speed Train Begins Trials

September 25, 2015 - in Corporate, Rail

As of today, the ICx – the new high-speed train from Siemens built for German rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) – is underway in Germany’s public rail network. Siemens began the train’s first high-speed trials today. Beginning with a maximum speed…

New Solutions to Concrete Testing Challenges

September 24, 2015 - in Construction, Corporate, Structural components

According to the authors of a recent article on concrete testing in ACI’s Concrete International magazine, improving the quality of concrete testing can be achieved by stressing education and quality. “Improving the Quality of Concrete Testing” discusses…

FAA Dedicates Runway Pavement Testing Facility

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today dedicated its new National Airport Pavement & Materials Research Center at the William J. Hughes Technical Center at Egg Harbor Township, N.J. The research center is a unique facility that allows FAA engineers…

Dow Evaluation of Advanced Energy-Saving Sealant for Buildings

July 2, 2015 - in Buildings, Energy, Products

July 1, 2015—Drafty buildings are a thermostat’s worst enemy. Leaks around windows and a multitude of other breaches in the building envelope can cause heat and air-conditioning systems to run excessively, hogging energy as it continually warms — or…