Latest News for: Concrete engineering


Old ways must change to stop flooding

The Times/The Sunday Times 11 Dec 2023
Conventional engineering approaches founded on. concrete walls are not working there or in many other parts of Scotland ... The old way of “engineers rule” will no longer do ... Sponsored ... WEATHER ... Flood risk rises with more of Scotland under concrete ... .

Political Announcement: Preston Massey seeking election for County Commissioner Pct. 1

Palestine Herald-Press 09 Dec 2023
I was placed in a cross training program that allowed me to work on the engineering side of construction. During my training, I was able to learn how to build concrete structures, such as cross structures, concrete paving, bridges and overpasses, during the construction of the ...

Letters to the editor for Saturday, December 9, 2023

News-Press - Fort Myers 09 Dec 2023
Stop the madness ... The quality of life will deteriorate to the point of no return ... More pollution ... The material is riskier than concrete but developers persist.” ... Engineers, however, state there is very little room for error ... Most structural engineers agree that concrete construction offers the strongest assurances of withstanding powerful winds ... 1 ... 2.

Bacterial ‘blood’ could heal cracks in concrete

Popular Science 08 Dec 2023
Drexel researchers are developing a structural fiber system that could one day enable damaged concrete structures to repair themselves ... Researchers at Drexel University are experimenting with imbuing concrete with living organisms to extend the building material’s lifespan ... In recent tests, the concrete “healed” itself within two days.

District of North Vancouver sued for shoddy home's approval

North Shore News 08 Dec 2023
The District of North Vancouver is being sued by a pair of homeowners alleging district inspectors signed off on shoddy construction and engineering ... When they moved in, however, they noticed loose railings and drywall cracks, prompting them to hire a structural engineer.

Lake Keowee home featured in Upstate magazine lists for nearly $4 million

The Post and Courier 08 Dec 2023
The five-bedroom abode was the subject of a cover story in the fall 2020 edition of “atHome” magazine, a Greenville-based publication which detailed how Ridgeline Construction engineered such unique touches as a floating wood and steel staircase and freestanding fireplace with a suspended concrete hearth.

Peninsula of potential? The Brandon Road Interbasin Project

Chicago Sun-Times 08 Dec 2023
Army Corps of Engineers, led our group ... Construction will include an engineered concrete channel with electric barrier, underwater acoustic deterrent, air bubble curtain and an automated barge clearing deterrent (basically blowing out fish hidden or trapped between or in barges).

San Mateo County's Crystal Springs Dam receives National Historic Engineering Landmark status

The Daily Journal - San Mateo 07 Dec 2023
Two major earthquakes and 130 years later, the Crystal Springs Dam has finally been honored with a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark designation, recognizing the nation’s largest concrete structure of its era for its innovative construction ... blocks of concrete.

Eastpointe puts Nine Mile project on hold

Macomb Daily 07 Dec 2023
Senior project engineer Ryan Kern of Anderson, Eckstein & Westrick, Inc., the city’s engineering firm, said due to a sharp rise in the cost of concrete, the bids for the second part of the Modern 9 project were 27% higher than they were for phase one ... “We are finding that the majority of the increases are on the concrete items,” said Kern.

Foresight for the future: Lake Williams dam built to handle a flood of Biblical proportion

Evening Sun - Hanover 07 Dec 2023
Engineering consultants determined that some of the old concrete slope on the lake side is still doing its job, and it does not need to be replaced, said Mark Snyder, vice president of engineering with the water company. Concrete is protected when it is submerged underwater ... An embankment near the spillway is armored with concrete to protect it.

IndyCar confirms IndyStar report of delay of hybrid power units to back-half of 2024 season

Daily Review Atlas 07 Dec 2023
Last week, IndyCar scrapped plans for testing this week that would've given six teams their first shot to run the unit, the first concrete move hinting that the series and its engine manufacturers would struggle to have the device in each teams' hands -- with the proper number of backup devices -- by March 10.

The Decline of Teen Hangouts

The Atlantic 07 Dec 2023
Make Walls Stone Again In The Atlantic , Hannah Kirshner notes that concrete has a big carbon footprint and argues for greater reliance on an older method ... But building more stone walls would mean relying on traditional craftsmanship over modern engineering ... A concrete retaining ...

Anderson-area homeowners recover from flooding as officials plan repairs to leaky canal

Record Searchlight 07 Dec 2023
Where the water leaked the worst and damaged property, the district plans to line thousands of feet of canal with a plastic-type liner and then cover that with concrete, said Justin Dahl, the district's general manager. He said the district has hired engineers to also consider other remedies to prevent further flooding next year ... Note to readers.

The Simple, Ancient Idea That Can Replace Concrete Walls

The Atlantic 06 Dec 2023
A 1908 Japanese civil-engineering textbook describes stone walling as an “extremely crude construction method.” Concrete, by contrast, was all the rage from Paris to Cincinnati; it is smooth and uniform, and can be poured into almost any shape. A wall made of concrete can be engineered mathematically and then executed by less skilled workers.

Drive slowly: County, state road projects in progress

The Claremore Daily Progress 06 Dec 2023
Aerial views of the South 4230 road in County District 3 show the scope of the project that has restored access for residents of the area. Drone Pilot Anthony First ... This project consisted of the construction of pre-engineered, pre-cast, reinforced concrete box culverts, stacked concrete block wing wall sections and rip-rap ... .