From Good to Great: The Evolution of Cutoff Wall Quality Control and Verification Techniques
The last three decades have brought tremendous improvements to quality control (QC) procedures for construction and post-construction verification of deep cutoff walls installed in active high-hazard dams....

A Brief History of Jet Grouting in the Last 50 Years: The Story of Its Evolution
Jet grouting, a grouting soil improvement construction technique, was first developed in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s, and then introduced in Europe a few years later in the form of a proposal for soil...

FCC Will Move Forward with Plan to Revamp Traffic Safety Spectrum

Arizona Train Derailment and Fire Damage Historical Bridge

Power and Speed
A new venture aims to build an underground cargo distribution system that operates at airline speeds using an electromagnetic levitation and propulsion system....

Designing for Cycle Traffic: International Principles and Practice, By John Parkin. Westminster, London: ICE Publishing, 2018

Trump Administration Highlights Need for Infrastructure Spending, Permitting Reform
As part of a week dedicated to infrastructure, the Trump administration focused on aviation reform, increased federal funding, and efforts to reduce regulatory requirements for infrastructure projects....

House Committee Advances Legislation To Reauthorize Aviation Program

Model Could Reduce Traffic and Uncertainty During Hurricane Evacuations

Opening of New Midtown Tunnel Relieves Traffic Congestion in Norfolk and Portsmouth

Innovations in Geosynthetic Rolled Erosion Control Products: From Forests to Fibers
Over the last 50 years, many different types of geosynthetic rolled erosion control products (RECPs) have emerged, ranging from different structure types to different fiber types. Natural-fiber...

Evaluation of Vertica Retaining Wall Systems
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC). This report describes a HITEC evaluation designed to determine the basic capabilities...

Grade Separation Project Improves Rail, Road Safety

Airport Funding, Passenger Facility Charges Spark Debate Amid Aviation Reauthorization

Quality Assurance/Quality Control
The contract between the purchaser and the supplier shall state the responsibilities of each party and the conditions under which the work will be accepted or rejected....

Detailed Site Investigations
This section addresses site investigation issues that are important for detailed design and construction of microtunneling projects. These site investigations include the following: Geotechnical...

California Road Project Could Ease Congestion at U.S.-Mexico Border

Advanced Fracture Control Procedures for Deepwater Platforms and Compliant Towers
This paper describes an integrated approach to fracture control problems � applied first as a necessary adjunct to the authors' own engineering practice, then in developing...

Condition Indices, Performance Measures, and Managing Performance Data for Geotechnical Asset Management � Don't Get Buried!
Why don't transportation agency assets like pavements, bridges, and earthwork have a Check Engine light? Why can't you simply pull up the complete history and life cycle plan for them?...

Ground Freezing in a Congested Urban Area
Artificial ground freezing is a method of providing temporary earth support and ground water control for deep excavations and tunnels. The technique has been used for over 100 years in...

 

 

 

 

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