Flood-prone community bound for greatness

October 7th, 2016 by

New Jersey flood-control projects cut insurance costs and encourage development.

An engineer’s point of view: The current condition of U.S. highway bridges

An engineer’s point of view: The current condition of U.S. highway bridges

October 7th, 2016 by

More efficient and economical designs are needed to replace or retrofit the nation’s sub-standard bridges.

Project Profitability: Managing meetings effectively

Project Profitability: Managing meetings effectively

October 7th, 2016 by

Managing meetings more effectively can improve your time management and accomplishments.

Figure 1: Fast growth firms have a lower breakeven multiplier, indicating the amount of money they have to generate per dollar of direct labor to cover their overhead costs is lower than that of the other growth categories.

Financial performance

October 4th, 2016 by

Zweig Group’s 2016 Financial Performance Survey of A/E/P & Environmental Consulting Firms gives firm leaders a clear view into industry trends and financial metrics that can help them effectively manage resources.

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

SPECIFY

October 4th, 2016 by

New products that civil and structural engineers can specify or incorporate into projects.

Topcon Positioning Group’s new mapping kits for its Sirius Pro fixed-wing unmanned aerial system are designed to improve automated mapping accuracy.

Civil + Structural Design Tools

October 4th, 2016 by

Software programs, hardware, scanners, drones, and other products and technologies
that civil and structural engineers use for data collection, design, and analysis — in the office and in the field.

Protected bike lanes support alternative forms of transportation and healthy lifestyles. Photo: courtesy of Denise Nelson

Sustainability is all around us

October 4th, 2016 by

Whether you like the “s” word or not, sustainability is here; it’s all around us. The actions we take every day are about living in this moment and planning for the future.

The ability to integrate flexible rubber seals within a concrete pipe socket during manufacture is raising standards of leak tightness from infiltration and exfiltration, ease and reliability of jointing, and long-term seal durability. Photo: Trelleborg

Concrete pipe development

October 4th, 2016 by

Innovations in pipe manufacture and seal design maximize performance.

Treated water leaves over the discharge weir, cascading into the San Jacinto River’s West Fork. Photo: LAN

Unifying the plant

October 4th, 2016 by

Wastewater treatment plant rehabilitation improves operations, provides nutrient removal, and reduces power use.

Aerial of the Troy Lock and Dam in Troy, New York. Photo: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Connection to New York’s canals

October 4th, 2016 by

Hudson River’s Troy Lock and Dam celebrates 100 years.

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