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Safety Case Studies November 04, 2016
In June 2015, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) published "Effectiveness of Temporary Rumble Strips in Alerting Motorists in Short-Term Surveying Work Zones," by Hong Yang, Ph.D, Kann Ozbay, Ph.D, and Bekir Bartin. (The paper is available from the ASCE Library for a fee).   In their...
News November 02, 2016
A spark led to a buckle, and that buckle created a blockage that will be costly.   The Pennsylvania DOT has assessed fire damage to the Liberty Bridge at more than $3 million, which according to the contract will be charged to contractor Joseph B. Fay.   Fay was working an $80 million renovation...
Corrosion Instruments Equipment Products November 01, 2016
Join NACE’s more than 38,000 certified coatings professionals in leveraging NACE training and certification to improve your career. In its coating inspector program courses, discover how to properly inspect the surface preparation and application of a protective coating system on a variety of...
Corrosion Instruments Equipment Videos November 01, 2016
Discover the benefits of NACE membership: ongoing learning and career advancement through NACE’s education and certification programs; networking at conferences and events; participating in technical committees to shape NACE standards; and more.
Corrosion Instruments Equipment Videos November 01, 2016
Watch a preview of this online training, where you will learn the causes and types of corrosion, as well as how it can be identified, monitored and controlled.
Maintenance Videos November 01, 2016
Learn best practices in safety, process control, surface preparation, coatings application and inspection in this eCourse, which follows the NACE No. 13/SSPC-ACS-1 standard.
Concrete Videos October 31, 2016
Learn more about T-17 MMA polymer concrete for use on bridge decks, expansion joints, bearing pads, and other concrete structures in temperatures as low as 14ºF.
News October 28, 2016
When you are under a Car-nado warning, you find the nearest safe haven.   For Las Vegas commuters, that safe haven came in the form of alternative routes as construction began on the infamous Spaghetti Bowl, the interchange connecting I-15 and U.S. Rte. 95. The $1 billion Project Neon will widen...

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Highway Construction News October 27, 2016
With the switch to all-electronic tolling on the Massachusetts Turnpike (Mass Pike) set to begin Friday, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) wants drivers to be prepared for a “short-term inconvenience” as the old tollbooths are demolished.   At a news conference Monday,...
Automated Vehicles News October 27, 2016
After meeting with transportation leaders from around the nation today, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero announced plans to establish a working group of city staff as well as public and private regional partners to look into the city becoming America’s newest testbed for connected and autonomous...
Asphalt Products October 26, 2016
GSSI's PaveScan RDM asphalt density assessment tool provides accurate real-time measurements to ensure pavement life and quality. The system is ideal for uncovering problems that occur during the paving process, including poor uniformity and significant variations in density. PaveScan automatically...
Reinforcement Concrete Case Studies October 26, 2016
In June of 2016, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) was in the midst of building a new interchange at the intersection of I-85/I-385 in Greenville, S.C. During construction, severe localized spalling was found on the cover concrete of one column of a two-column pier supporting...
Road Construction News October 26, 2016
The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will soon start work on a $23.5 million viaduct and road project in Laramie which will replace the deficient Clark Street viaduct and improve traffic flow.   The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the Harney Street viaduct contract to S &...
Transit News October 26, 2016
Amid political pressure from North Texas’ urban and suburban leaders, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) board on Tuesday approved a plan to finance two major rail expansions and an overhaul of bus service.   Suburban officials hailed the plan’s funding for a rail line that connects the state’s...
Aerial Work Platforms Products October 25, 2016
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Work-Zone Safety (Attenuators) Products October 25, 2016
The TAU-II-R reusable crash cushion protects motorists from hazards that range from 27 to 102 in. The TAU-II-R System is part of the TAU-II Family so maximum interchangeability between all systems helps keep inventory costs low. In addition, existing TAU-II Systems can be upgraded to Reusable TAU-...
Equipment Products October 25, 2016
Gilson’s advanced SS-22 Silent Sifter II takes sieve shakers to the next level with a unit that protects workers by reducing nuisance noise. This rotary sifter is 16 to 18 dB quieter than standard sifters and 8-10 dB quieter than the SS-21 Silent Sifter. Includes fast conversion from 8 in. to 12 in...
Road Maintenance News October 25, 2016
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released $1 million in emergency relief funds to help South Carolina begin the process of repairing roads and bridges damaged by Hurricane Matthew. The allocation comes a week after FHWA provided $5 million in emergency funds to North Carolina for the...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS Article October 25, 2016
The relationship between drivers, our vehicles and the road is evolving, with the rate of evolution accelerating at a pace that was almost unimaginable 50 years ago. This is especially true for transportation infrastructure such as road signs, traffic signals, electronic speed-limit signs and other...

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Automated Vehicles News October 24, 2016
Gov. Charlie Baker (R) on Thursday issued an executive order creating a framework for the testing of self-driving cars on Massachusetts roads. The executive order also creates a working group to discuss proposed legislation and regulations related to autonomous vehicles.   State officials are still...
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