NanoXplore unveils large-scale dry process for manufacturing of graphene: An improvement for cost competitiveness and scalability for geosynthetics

December 4th, 2023

NanoXplore Inc., a world-leading graphene company, announces an interesting achievement in graphite exfoliation with the successful development of a novel dry graphene manufacturing process. With granted patents already secured, this proprietary technology boosts some key physical properties in polymers by 20% compared to existing products for applications with over 20-year longevity requirements. The technology finds potential […]

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Webinar – Beneath the Surface: Exploring Underground Stormwater Detention Material Options – Dec. 7

December 1st, 2023

Contech Engineered Solutions presents the webinar – Beneath the Surface: Exploring Underground Stormwater Detention Material Options – on December 7, 2023 at 2 p.m. EST. Participants earn 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) and you can register here. The choice of materials directly affects the performance, longevity, and costs of stormwater detention systems. A thorough understanding […]

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Arizona DOT office wins four top awards from AASHTO

December 1st, 2023

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Office of Communications and Public Involvement has won four top awards from an organization representing state transportation agencies across the country. ADOT took home the honors during the recent annual meeting of TransComm, the communications committee for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the national […]

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How geomembranes help to improve water quality, lower costs and increase efficiencies in wastewater treatment – Part 2

November 30th, 2023

“We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.” Jacques Yves Cousteau  In Part 1: Wastewater Industry in North America,” a brief history of the efforts to deal with wastewater was explored along with estimates of the size of the industry itself. In this post, we will take a look at the current […]

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State DOTs win top prizes in America’s Transportation Awards competition

November 29th, 2023

A popular rail trail project benefiting active transportation users in the Northeast and a partnership that delivered additional transit services to the public out west were announced as winners in the competitive America’s Transportation Awards contest. Utah Department of Transportation and Utah Transit Authority joined forces to deliver the “Teamed Up for Transit” project, which earned […]

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AGRU America expanding Lyon County geomembrane manufacturing plant

November 28th, 2023

Governor Joe Lombardo and the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) has approved eight companies that will receive $7,249,200 in tax abatements. In return, these companies are projected to create 533 jobs in the next two years at an average weighted hourly wage of $32.86. That figure is expected to grow to 724 jobs in five years. Additionally, these companies will make capital […]

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MassDOT appoints secretary

November 27th, 2023

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has a new leader, from inside its ranks. Monica Tibbits-Nutt has officially been appointed to the position, after nearly two months serving as the department’s interim secretary and chief executive. Monica Tibbits-Nutt. Photo courtesy of the Healey administration. “Monica Tibbits-Nutt is a proven leader who has done important work […]

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AASHTO names chair, vice chair for HR committee

November 24th, 2023

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has named a chair and vice chair for its Committee on Human Resources. The AASHTO Committee on Human Resources shares, researches, and recommends processes, best practices, and policies that enable the human resource functions of state transportation agencies to continuously become stronger and more innovative and efficient. […]

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Redi-Rock reinforced retaining wall solution used for difficult development site

November 23rd, 2023

The Sembler Company, known for shopping developments across the United States, was re-developing an outdated shopping center near the upscale Sandy Springs, Ga., community. As part of the project, the former development was completely razed. In its place, a 345,000-square-foot (32,052 square meter) redevelopment project was being built. "This thing goes from 992-foot (302.4 meter) […]

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FRA awards more than $16 billion for NEC rail projects

November 22nd, 2023

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently awarded $16.4 billion to 25 passenger rail projects along the Northeast Corridor or NEC, a critical passenger and freight railroad line serving the Northeast U.S.’s five major metropolitan regions – Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. FRA Administrator Amit Bose. Photo courtesy of AASHTO. “[These] investments are […]

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