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One year into a global pandemic that has most of us feeling stressed, a U.K. scrapyard is offering people a unique way to let off some steam. It’s called the Rage Yard. “The year 2020 has been one of the absolute worst in living memory,” Dan Gick, managing director at Scrap Car Comparison, the…
January 06, 2021
The stretch of I-15 from Lehi Main to S.R. 92 (Timpanogos Highway) is known as the “Tech Corridor” due to the plethora of high-tech development in the area, which is aptly referred to as Silicon Slopes. With rapid growth in new and ongoing construction of office buildings, restaurants, and homes,…
November 11, 2020
Carlos Braceras presenting at Utah DOT’s annual conference, which provides opportunities for continuing education, networking, and sharing knowledge and experience among Utah’s statewide workforce.
Carlos Braceras presenting at Utah DOT’s annual conference, which provides opportunities for continuing education, networking, and sharing knowledge and experience among Utah’s statewide workforce.
Transportation is changing fast, with big data, automation, and artificial intelligence making their way into our work alongside paving, striping, and structural considerations. On top of these major shifts, the transportation workforce is evolving as well. Millennials make up the bulk of entry-…
October 06, 2020
When highway contractors neglect to give advance written notice of their intent to file a claim, they often forfeit their right to receive an adjustment in the contract sum and/or a time extension.  In limited instances, the contractor might resurrect its claim by proving that the highway…
January 02, 2020
Crews working off a 3D BrIM model; image courtesy of Zenith Survey
Crews working off a 3D BrIM model; image courtesy of Zenith Survey
Government agencies are under pressure to optimize limited resources while also responding to increasing demands for better performance. Across the country, deficient bridges are a growing problem. The U.S. has 614,387 bridges, almost four in 10 of which are 50 years or older. More than 54,000…
September 12, 2019
Contractor uses robots to speed up Utah’s largest hydrodemolition bridge repair
Crews direct Aqua Cutters to remove 4 in. of the 8-in. bridge deck concrete with 20,000 psi water jets, leaving 1 in. between the remaining concrete and the rebar. All images courtesy Redi Services unless otherwise noted
Infrastructure repair is a hot topic today, and rightfully so. From potholes to deteriorating bridges, keeping up with repairs—and finding the money to do so—is a constant struggle. In an effort to complete jobs faster and win more bids, contractors are always looking for ways to speed up their…
September 04, 2019
The winter months can take their toll on the best of us, but for mayors, city planners, and transportation system engineers, the challenge is especially intense. How can cities throughout the country and the world take their winter weather preparedness and response to the next level? What does it…
September 04, 2019
Public sector agencies, primarily state DOTs, cities, towns, and toll authorities, have the primary responsibility on their respective systems of maintaining the ability for people and goods to move on a 24/7 basis, regardless of weather conditions. Advancements in winter maintenance treatment…
September 04, 2019
In the olden days of the 20th century, the only way to recover a stolen car was to call the police and cross your fingers. These days, common technology can empower anyone to become an amateur detective.    That’s certainly true of Danielle Reno, whose 2011 Toyota 4Runner was stolen in July from a…
September 04, 2019
June has arrived, and in this issue we take a look at several projects from across the U.S.  As always, our attempts to balance projects big and small with pre- and even post-construction concerns have rounded out pretty well. However, there is one little bugaboo that only recently presented…
June 07, 2019
Lightning bolts, camouflage and animal stripes? Those car graphics are so 2018. The cool new exterior embellishment for 2019 is blood splatters. Applied as a vinyl vehicle wrap, these realistic graphics create the impression that a violent collision left blood stains all over your car. If your…
April 01, 2019
There’s not a whole ton of drama you can add to the story of a project that went according to plan. While this is bad luck for a writer and his appetite for the most telling details, it is music to the ears of any road worker—and it played with deft symphonic resonance for the crews behind the U.S…
February 06, 2019
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