Purdue University’s Lyles College of Civil Engineering researchers employ new set of sensors to determine bridge weight-limit accuracy

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A team of research technicians from the Bowen Laboratory at Purdue University’s Lyles College of Civil Engineering recently employed a sensor system developed by the Bridge Engineering Center at Iowa State University on the CR 250 E bridge in Lebanon, Ind., for a load bearing test that could determine whether the 77-year-old structure’s 12-ton weight … Read morePurdue University’s Lyles College of Civil Engineering researchers employ new set of sensors to determine bridge weight-limit accuracy

Topeka city officials hope a partnership will help reduce the city’s number of traffic accidents

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Topeka city officials hope a partnership with the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will help reduce the city’s number of traffic accidents. The city is working in conjunction with KDOT to develop geographic information systems (GIS) database tools for tracking crash types and mapping crash locations. Statewide, the city forwards all reports of traffic accidents … Read moreTopeka city officials hope a partnership will help reduce the city’s number of traffic accidents

Trump budget plan could eliminate many transit projects

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Financing for more than a dozen large-scale transit projects funded in part with federal transit grants is currently jeopardized by President Trump’s plan to eliminate the $2.3 billion per year New Starts program. Trump’s 64-page budget blueprint for fiscal 2018 would halt grants from the program except for those projects already covered by a completed … Read moreTrump budget plan could eliminate many transit projects

RoadQuake 2F Temporary Portable Rumble Strip alerts drivers to changing road conditions

RoadQuake 2F Temporary Portable Rumble Strip alerts drivers to changing road conditions, like upcoming work zones, lane closures or traffic incidents. Designed to reduce accidents and save lives, RoadQuake 2F generates significant sounds and vibrations so that drivers, especially distracted drivers, focus on driving. RoadQuake 2F is ideal for work zones where daily installation and removal is required: flagging operations, … Read moreRoadQuake 2F Temporary Portable Rumble Strip alerts drivers to changing road conditions

Case goes all in with a run of new products

Roads & Bridges visited the massive Case Construction Equipment footprint in the North Hall, following the Infrastructure Insider live event with our own Editorial Director Bill Wilson, to find out what the company has coming down the pike and what it has recently launched.   Here’s what we learned:   For openers, Case unveiled its … Read moreCase goes all in with a run of new products

Construction to rehabilitate the Kennedy Bridge will begin next month

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Construction to rehabilitate the Kennedy Bridge near the North Dakota-Minnesota border is ready to get underway, with the bridge set for an extensive $15.7 million restoration. For the next two years, roughly 23,000 cars a day will flow one lane in each direction as the bridge becomes a beehive of activity. Along with preserving the … Read moreConstruction to rehabilitate the Kennedy Bridge will begin next month

Two types of contracts that builders use to price new homes

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Did you know that there are two types of contracts that builders use to price new homes? Those two types of contracts are called “fixed price” and “cost-plus.” If you’ve never build a home before, you’re probably wondering which type of contract is better. We’ll show you the ins and outs of both contracts so … Read moreTwo types of contracts that builders use to price new homes

Trump Makes An Infrastructure Mistake

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The program seems more about rewarding private-equity investors than about rebuilding America’s crumbling infrastructure.Divining what Trumponomics will look like is guesswork at this stage, but one prominent exception is a detailed infrastructure plan issued late in the campaign by two of Donald Trump’s top economic advisers—Peter Navarro and Wilbur Ross, now the nominee for commerce … Read moreTrump Makes An Infrastructure Mistake

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) honored CNH Industrial with its “Pillar of the Industry” award

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The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) honored CNH Industrial with its “Pillar of the Industry” award on November 17, 2016, recognizing the company’s work to improve the business environment for the equipment manufacturing industry in the U.S. in 2016. CNH Industrial was also presented with the special “Legacy Award”, which honors five consecutive years of … Read moreThe Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) honored CNH Industrial with its “Pillar of the Industry” award

Preserving and honoring its historical roots During Western Michigan University Demolition Project

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In December 2012, Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, announced its controversial plan to demolish the original buildings that comprised the college from its inception, including several of its East Campus buildings: East Hall, North Hall, West Hall and the Speech and Hearing Building. All four had been gifts from the community when the university … Read morePreserving and honoring its historical roots During Western Michigan University Demolition Project