FHWA launches geosynthetic installation notes tracker mobile application

January 18th, 2023

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Local Aid Support, in a collaborative effort with the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), has launched the Geosynthetics Installation Notes Tracker Mobile Application. The mobile app provides handheld, quick and easy access to information on the various types and functions of geosynthetic materials for use in road construction and maintenance projects. The […]

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Enhancing performance with internally cured concrete (EPIC2)

January 18th, 2023

Shrinkage cracking in concrete is a key issue for long-term performance in concrete bridges, roads, and repairs. When this cracking occurs early on, it leaves the concrete and embedded reinforcement exposed to degradation, reducing the service life of the structure. Enhancing Performance with Internally Cured Concrete (EPIC2) promotes internal curing, which increases concrete’s resistance to […]

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FEMA Dune Enhancement Project includes buried seawalls with geotextile tubes

January 17th, 2023

While crews finish final details of a widespread St. Johns County beach repair project in St. Augustine Beach, Fla., county officials are considering work next year to undo erosion from tropical storms Ian and Nicole. “In five to six months, we could see construction happening,” said Stephen Hammond, a coastal environmental project manager for the county, although he stressed that key […]

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Dewatering bags – How do they work?

January 16th, 2023

Made of a durable, porous geotextile fabric, dewatering bags are a type of filtration bag that allows water to pass through while trapping debris, sediment, and other particles. Primarily used for Best Management Practice (BMP) purposes to prevent the runoff and flow of contaminants and sediment into local bodies of water, dewatering bags are also […]

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Register now for EDC-7 Virtual Summit

January 13th, 2023

The EDC-7 Virtual Summit registration link is now live! The summit, taking place from February 14-16, 2023, brings together transportation leaders and frontline professionals responsible for developing and delivering highway projects. We welcome participation from all of our partners—state transportation departments, local agencies, federal land management agencies, tribes, and industry. In this cycle of EDC, […]

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Kansas providing nearly $41 million for local bridge projects

January 12th, 2023

Governor Laura Kelly, and Julie Lorenz, outgoing Kansas Department of Transportation secretary, recently announced the disbursement of $40.5 million through two different state programs to fund 33 local and off-system bridge projects statewide. “My administration is committed to improving Kansas’ transportation system, including city- and county-owned bridges in need of overdue repairs,” Kelly said. "These […]

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FHWA issues grants to four major bridge projects

January 11th, 2023

The Federal Highway Administration has issued the first round of large bridge project grants from the Bridge Investment Program established by the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA enacted in November 2021. FHWA noted that its Bridge Investment Program will provide nearly $40 billion over five years to help repair or rebuild bridges […]

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EPA issues next test order under national testing strategy for PFAS used in plastics, chemical manufacturing

January 10th, 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the next Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) test order requiring testing on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under EPA’s the National PFAS Testing Strategy. This action orders companies to conduct and submit testing on trifluoro (trifluoromethyl) oxirane (HFPO), a perfluoroalkyl substance used in making plastics. This is […]

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Watershed Geo to support TVA with decarbonization goals through unique solar solution

January 9th, 2023

Watershed Geo, a global technology provider for environmental and civil infrastructures, will partner with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to accelerate decarbonization innovation and bring new life to retired coal plants. In TVA’s pursuit of a 100 MW solar generation project on their closed coal ash site at Plant Shawnee in Kentucky, they have selected […]

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Oerlikon investing in surface solutions business with new assembly and production site

January 6th, 2023

Oerlikon, a global leader in surface technology, polymer processing and additive manufacturing, is planning a new state-of-the-art assembly and production site for its surface solutions and equipment businesses. The group’s current locations in Wohlen, Dottikon and Winterthur will be merged at the Reichhold Campus in the canton of Aargau. With this investment, Oerlikon is affirming […]

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