Tag: bridge

The ethics of investing in new infrastructure in the United States

Posted by on May 14, 2021

President Joe Biden’s proposed $2 trillion investment in the nation’s infrastructure over the next decade comes as encouraging news to groups such as the American Society of Civil Engineers. But with every infrastructure plan comes a host of potential ethical issues that national, state and local leaders need to consider: gentrification, the potential effects of change in climate, impacts on local culture and the availability of affordable housing, to name a few.

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Robotic bridge inspection, preservation is focus of new transportation center

Posted by on December 5, 2016

Your commute to work may be smoother in the future, thanks to new federally funded research at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Researchers study ‘smart’ rocks use for detecting bridge damage

Posted by on July 1, 2014

It’s hard to gauge how structurally sound a bridge is when its foundation is buried in a riverbed deep below the water’s surface. New “smart” rocks that are being developed by researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology will give engineers an accurate, easy and cost-effective tool to monitor a bridge’s foundation, in real time.

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Concrete expert to present Stueck Lecture

Posted by on April 2, 2014

Called one of the “10 Most Influential People in the Concrete Industry” by Concrete Construction magazine in 2005 for his ability to make learning about concrete behavior “fun,” Dr. Kenneth Hover will give the 2014 Stueck Lecture at Missouri University of Science and Technology in April.

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S&T graduate student receives Nevada award for bridge research

Posted by on June 7, 2013

Mahdi Arezoumandi, a doctoral student in civil engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has received international recognition for his research to improve bridge safety by using a stronger, more environmentally friendly concrete in modern bridge construction.

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Student engineers design steel bridge

Posted by on April 1, 2009

Student engineers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are practicing the principles of bridge building by working on a scale model that has been entered in an annual competition sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Institute of Steel Construction.

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S&T students to take their steel bridge to nationals

Posted by on April 22, 2008

The Steel Bridge Team from Missouri University of Science and Technology has qualified for the national intercollegiate steel bridge competition, which will be held Memorial Day weekend in Gainesville, Fla.

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UMR bridge project nominated for CIF NOVA award

Posted by on July 27, 2006

The Construction Innovation Forum (CIF) has selected the University of Missouri-Rolla’s Greene County bridge project as one of eight finalists for the forum’s NOVA Award for Outstanding Innovation in Construction.

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Rolla’s steel-free bridge shows substantial benefits

Posted by on July 24, 2006

The bridge that crosses Carter Creek on Southview Drive in Rolla is an unassuming structure, but researchers at the University of Missouri-Rolla have been paying close attention to what’s hidden beneath the concrete. And so far, the researchers like what they see.

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UMR bridge project picked as finalist for engineering award

Posted by on April 4, 2006

The Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF) has selected University of Missouri-Rolla’s Greene County bridge project as one of two finalists for the foundation’s 2006 Charles Pankow Award for Innovation.

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