Mn/DOT receives Highways for LIFE grant

January 1, 1970  |  News

New federal money could cut construction timeline on Highway 36 project Minnesota was one of three states to receive a $1 million grant from the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) new “Highways for LIFE” program. The grant money is currently being used for the reconstruction of Highway 36…
Central Valley Project

January 1, 1970  |  News

By Jessica Bies Encompassing 35 counties, California’s Central Valley Project provides electrical power and water to farms, homes, and factories located within a 500-mile north-south stretch. One of the largest water conservation developments in the U.S., it was constructed to protect the Central …
Toronto’s example of green roofs

January 1, 1970  |  News

In February 2006, the city government of Toronto, Ontario, approved “Making Green Roofs Happen,” a strategy that commits to installing green roofs on new and existing buildings. Among other recommendations, the policy calls for financial incentives for privately owned green roofs in the city. Th…
Go with the flow

January 1, 1970  |  News

By Jessica Bies Located in the Shasta and Trinity River Division, Whiskeytown Reservoir is just one stop in a system that diverts water from the Trinity River Basin into the upper Sacramento River. The water takes a complicated path through a total of two tunnels and three reservoirs including the o…
History of the county engineer in Ohio

January 1, 1970  |  News

The only elected CEs in the country Editor’s note: At the 2007 meeting of the ASCE GeoInstitute in Denver, Warren Schlatter of Defiance County, Ohio, began his presentation on the county’s GRS bridge building plan by saying: “I like my job [as county engineer] and I’d like to keep doing …
In this article…

January 1, 1970  |  News

By Dov Leshchinsky and Fumio Tatsuoka There have been numerous failures of geosynthetic reinforced walls. The majority of these failures occurred in the private sector. This article does not look at the forensic of wall systems that failed due to exploited redundancy combined with ignorance or carel…
Green roof industry up 16%

January 1, 1970  |  News

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) announced in June the results of its 2010 corporate members industry survey. Despite the severe economic downturn last year, the green roof industry grew by 16.1% in 2009. In the Top 10 cities list, Chicago led the way for the sixth year in a row, with more than…
Wall failure after a typhoon

January 1, 1970  |  News

This photo shows wall failure during a heavy rainfall caused by a typhoon. There was no adequate internal drainage in the fine-grained backfill although water in front of the wall was collected by a concrete-paved ditch. Redundancy due to apparent cohesion disguised the lack of proper drainage for f…