Tag: construction

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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Missouri S&T receives $1 million gift from the Sunderland Foundation to complete new lab

Posted by on September 10, 2020

Missouri University of Science and Technology has received a $1 million gift from the Sunderland Foundation to complete construction of the Clayco Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory in Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. The foundation also supported the project with a $100,000 gift in 2016. “We are deeply grateful for the Sunderland Foundation’s investment in this […]

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Missouri S&T graduate and fourth-generation family business owner contributes $550,000 to new Classroom Learning Center

Posted by on June 17, 2019

Construction begins in July on a new Classroom Learning Center at Missouri S&T. Robert M. Williams Jr., president and CEO of St. Louis-based Williams Patent Crusher and Pulverizer Co., and a 1974 mechanical engineering graduate of Missouri S&T, has contributed $550,000 to the university in support of the project. His gift will fund the learning […]

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Missouri S&T to host Missouri Concrete Conference in May

Posted by on February 4, 2019

Missouri S&T will host the annual Missouri Concrete Conference May 6-7 at the Havener Center on the S&T campus. Conference registration is $160 per person.

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Showalter named Kiewit Faculty Scholar

Posted by on October 9, 2018

Dr. Eric Showalter, assistant chair and teaching professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, was named a Kiewit Faculty Scholar and spent this past summer with Kiewit Power Constructors.

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Missouri S&T researcher to test low-cost method of strengthening concrete with nanoparticles

Posted by on September 25, 2018

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It’s long been proven that adding nanoparticles to concrete improves the materials’ strength and durability, but the cost of such processes has outweighed the benefits. A Missouri S&T researcher is working on a safer, simpler and potentially more affordable method of combining nanoparticles with concrete.

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Clayco Inc. contributes $2 million to Missouri S&T for lab expansion

Posted by on April 24, 2018

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Clayco Inc. is donating $2 million to a major lab expansion project at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The gift completes fundraising for one of Missouri S&T’s top priorities, the Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory.

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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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Scrap tires used to boost masonry blocks

Posted by on February 6, 2014

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Scrap tires could gain a new purpose as ingredients for construction materials, thanks to research at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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S&T selected to lead effort to improve sustainability in nation’s transportation

Posted by on October 25, 2013

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Missouri S&T has been selected to lead a consortium of four universities sharing in a 2013 University Transportation Centers (UTC) tier 1 grant. This program was authorized by Congress under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The center’s research will focus on developing the next generation of cement-based construction materials.

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