Natchez Trace Parkway
A journey along the historic Natchez Trace Parkway, linking Natchez, Miss., in the southern Mississippi valley with Nashville, Tenn., in the Appalachian foothills, reflects the scenic beauty of a trail that’s more than 8,000 years old. The 445-mile-long parkway commemorates the route of the Natchez Trace, a path originally treaded by buffalo and other wildlife, then further carved out of the wilderness by Native Americans, European explorers, and American pioneers.
Synergis Software offers its engineering document management solution, Synergis Adept. Adept—s document management tools provide users of AutoCAD 2005, Autodesk Inventor 8 Series, Autodesk Inventor Professional 8, and SolidWorks 2004 the ability to find and manage data, ensure revision control, and control access to information on a LAN or WAN, or on the Internet. Synergis Adept also features Shared Work Areas, a new, real-time design and collaboration environment, as well as other customer requested features designed to enhance performance and productivity.
New ways to meet green goals
According to the Plastics Pipe Institute, nearly 1 billion pounds of corrugated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe was produced in 2002. This product is noted for its corrosion resistance, high strain allowances, and light weight (equating to easier construction). However, some engineers still are wary of specifying it, citing concerns about requirements for special devices to join the pipe with fittings and valves and about thermal expansion and contraction, among other factors. Regardless of individual opinion, the fact is that the specification of HDPE pipe for drainage applications is on the rise.
The total station product segment offers a variety of emerging and evolving technologies, and as a result, many total stations have more options and configurations available than ever before. That is why we have comprised a list of total station manufacturers, as well as details about the products manufacturers offer.
Effective project management
According to business author and management consultant Stephen Covey, Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.” In other words, leadership requires its own discipline and a commitment to developing skills – such as the ability to manage time properly, communicate well, and listen – which often can be overlooked in such a technically driven field as civil engineering.