Category: Featured

Pipeline GeoHazard Management Identification, Assessment, and Mitigation of Risks

October 28, 2019

Planning, design, operating, and managing the integrity of pipelines is a complicated process. When you throw the wide variety of challenges arising from traversing differing terrain and geologic conditions into the mix, it’s time to …

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Bridging the Past, Present, and Future  

October 28, 2019

The I-74 Mississippi River Bridge is the key link connecting the Quad Cities of Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa to Rock Island and Moline, Ill. Consisting of two separate bridges (the westbound completed in 1935 and …

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Efficient Review Helps Organization Manage Facilities Assets

September 27, 2019

  Dedicated to providing food, transportation, early childhood education, and other services throughout rural Minnesota, The United Community Action Partnership (UCAP) was formed in early 2018 as the result of a merger of several non-profit …

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Brownfield Grant Funding: Initiating Revitalization in Your Community

September 24, 2019

It is a familiar scene—an abandoned gas station, a dilapidated manufacturing facility, an empty or run-down warehouse. The site is possibly known in your community as an “eyesore,” and could even be considered a hazard. …

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Bringing a Community Together

July 26, 2019

Tulsa Gathering Place Provides a Place for Everyone It was a big dream—to transform nearly 100 acres at the margins of Tulsa’s Arkansas River floodplain into a dynamic, interactive, and inviting environment with a pond, …

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Addressing Corrosion Extends Concrete Service Life

July 1, 2019

Concrete is generally thought to be a resilient material. Yet, those responsible for maintaining today’s concrete structures are finding their buildings and bridges may not last as long as they’d like, partly due to the …

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Developing Rail-Specific Asbestos Management Safety Plans

May 22, 2019

Asbestos was commonly included in building and construction materials prior to 1980, due to its durability and heat resistance. The product was also used extensively in the rail industry for a wide-variety of materials including: …

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Wind Resistant Structures Protect Valuable Assets

May 22, 2019

Designing structures to withstand Weather Extremes   Severe weather often serves as a disastrous reminder of the need for strong, wind-resistant structures. In an average year, approximately 1,000 tornadoes occur across the country—75 percent of …

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Legionella, Water Management Planning

April 25, 2019

  In recent years, the number of cases of Legionnaire’s disease reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has risen at an alarming rate. Building water systems can favor the growth of Legionella …

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Teamwork Keeps Construction On Schedule

April 12, 2019

Data Center Damage Quickly Evaluated   It’s something construction manager dreads – a phone call late on a Friday about a construction problem. In this case, the call was about the fire damage to a …

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