Civil + Structural Engineering News

UNH research finds seacoast roads under new threat from rising sea level

Research out of the University of New Hampshire has found that some roads, as far as two miles from the shore, are facing a new hazard that currently cannot be seen by drivers — rising groundwater caused by increasing ocean water levels.

AEC TECH NEWS: Bentley’s OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition advances roadway projects from conception through construction

At its Year in Infrastructure 2016 Conference, Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition will be available for Early Access on Dec. 1, 2016. OpenRoads CONNECT Edition is the successor to Bentley’s civil engineering brands InRoads, GEOPAK, MX, and PowerCivil.

Michael Baker International completes Phase 1 of revitalization project to reconnect Pittsburgh’s Hill District with downtown

Michael Baker International announced the completion of Phase I (Element I) of a multi-phase, design-services contract to establish the infrastructure for the sustainable redevelopment of the 28-acre site of Pittsburgh’s former Civic (Mellon) Arena. This infrastructure reestablishes a street grid that provides a historic first step reconnecting Hill District neighborhoods that have been separated since the 1950s, with downtown Pittsburgh.

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