Driverless Cars May Have Another Benefit

Fast Forward: Rising to the Occasion
A parking garage fitted within a stormwater overflow reservoir is designed so that it rises out of the ground during storms as the reservoir fills with water....

Hidden in Plain Sight
In Rome, the new headquarters of the BNL-BMP Paribas Group banking organization is squeezed onto a narrow stretch of land between a railway station and a set of roadways. Yet the site helped yield a stunning...

Helicopter-Based Geophysical Reconnaissance of Levees: A Faster, Cost-Effective Tool for Assessing Their Risk
As with much of the nation's infrastructure, people are becoming more and more aware of the condition of levee systems in the United States. The media cast a spotlight on the New Orleans levee failures...

Using Geophysics to Assess Geohazards Before Construction: Increase Your Odds for Success!
Understanding subsurface conditions is the key to any successful construction project, including new construction, excavation, and drilling. The consideration and understanding of the subsurface geology...

Senate Subcommittee Examines Risks to Superfund Sites from Natural Disasters
In the aftermath of recent natural disasters, a Senate subcommittee examines how to improve the protection of Superfund sites against such events....

Nevada’s Supreme Court Invalidates Architect’s Mechanic’s Lien
Lien statutes are useful as a financial backstop; however, they should not be used as the primary way to secure payments, as one architect found out....

The Fracking Debate: The Risks, Benefits, and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution, By Daniel Raimi. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017

Updating History
A beloved 1921 Parker truss bridge in Healdsburg, California, underwent an extensive rehabilitation and seismic retrofit so that the community could continue to use the historic crossing....

Inexpensive, Portable, Nondestructive Equipment Tests Bridge Capacity
A research team at Rutgers University has developed cost-effective, portable, nondestructive equipment to test bridge capacity....

As We See It: Is Understanding the Stress History and Behavior of Soft Soils at Risk of Taking a Back Seat?

Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity, By Sandra Postel. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2017

Toronto Region Commuter Rail Electrifying Lines, Expanding to All-Day Service

Construction to Begin Soon on Major Reservoir in North Texas

Construction Begins on Lagoon Restoration Project near San Diego

A Good Cause for a Causeway: How Geotechnology and Project Delivery Restored a Roadway Embankment Crossing a Historically Challenging Soft Ground Site
As part of a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) design-build project, a causeway was constructed in 2017 to replace an aging bridge in the southwest metropolitan area of Minneapolis. The causeway...

Composite Core-Wall System and Performance-Based Design Transform High-Rise Construction

Access Granted
In southeastern Pennsylvania, CSX Transportation sought to increase the productivity of its Trenton Line freight rail service by improving the vertical clearance of its tracks so that it could operate...

The Creation of Markets for Ecosystem Services in the United States: The Challenge of Trading Places, By Mattijs van Maasakkers. New York: Anthem Press, 2016

Avoiding Impacts of Collapsed Mines on Railways: A Multidisciplinary Geophysical Detective Approach
The presence of abandoned mine workings can pose a significant risk to the use and development of surface structures above them, including railway lines. Typically, the adverse and often sudden effects...

 

 

 

 

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