Tag: Texas A&M University

Jason Reeves Joins Kleinfelder

Austin, Texas – Kleinfelder has announced that Jason Reeves, PE, has joined the firm as the Construction Materials Engineering and Testing (CoMET) Department Manager of...

Task force investigates effects of groundwater depletion on agriculture

A task force led by a civil engineering professor at Texas A&M University has published a new paper to serve as a resource for managing the impacts of groundwater depletion and its effects on agriculture.

Research: ‘Clustering’ Land Buyouts Can Improve Flood Resiliency

A study that analyzes flood loss claims and estimates from over 74,000 properties impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Houston’s Harris County finds that a strategic land buyout approach that prioritizes the purchase of land parcels in “clusters,” as well as proximity to existing open space, is just as cost-effective as the traditional, piecemeal approach.

Trends point to rapid urban growth

By 2050, a city the size of London could be created every seven weeks if current trends in urban expansion continue, according to a study co-led by a Texas A&M University faculty-researcher.

Pitt Engineering pilots a new, sustainable method of treating hydrofracturing wastewater

Research led by the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering may have cracked the code to not only greatly reduce the amount of fresh water used in the multi-billion-dollar hydrofracturing industry, but also leverage the waste heat available at drilling sites and natural gas compressor stations to safely treat shale gas wastewater for reuse.

ARTBA presents Women Leaders Awards

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation announced the recipients of its 2018 Women Leaders in Transportation Design & Construction awards, including Lifetime Achievement, Glass Hammer, and Future Leader recognition.

Designing more resilient coastal communities

Hurricane data can help predict how future storms may damage coasts. While many Texans were bracing for Hurricane Harvey’s landfall in late August 2017, a...

Prestressed concrete could create stronger bridges with longer spans

The state of Texas has more bridges than any other state in the nation, with more than 50,000 total. Maintaining structurally sound, shorter- and longer-span bridges was the driving force in two collaborative projects recently completed by Texas A&M University professor Mary Beth Hueste and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
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