Tag: infrastructure engineering

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 to host Transportation Infrastructure Conference

Posted by on March 11, 2019

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Learn about advances in transportation infrastructure at the seventh annual Transportation Infrastructure Conference, hosted by Missouri S&T and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) this April.

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Expert on Inka Empire engineering to speak at Missouri S&T

Posted by on February 27, 2019

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Current challenges in sustainable infrastructure could be solved by studying ancient engineering, says Dr. Cliff Schexnayder, who will give the 2019 Hurst-McCarthy Lecture at Missouri S&T. Schexnayder will speak at 2 p.m. Friday, March 8, in Room 120 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall, located near 15th and Pine streets in Rolla. The event is free and open to the public.

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American Society of Civil Engineers incoming president to speak at Missouri S&T

Posted by on February 8, 2019

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The 2020 president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will discuss current and future infrastructure challenges society faces during a Missouri S&T guest lecture.

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Lab expansion receives $300,000 gift from ARCO Construction Co.

Posted by on March 12, 2018

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A major lab expansion at Missouri University of Science and Technology has received $300,000 in funding from ARCO Construction Co. Inc., a St. Louis-based general contracting firm. The contribution will support one of the university’s top priorities, the Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory (ACML).

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Students, faculty from around the world attend workshop

Posted by on July 21, 2014

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An international group of participants recently attended a four-day workshop hosted by the RE-CAST (Research on Concrete Application for Sustainable Transportation) University Transportation Center. The workshop focused on the fundamentals of rheology and application on cement-based materials. Rheology involves flow behavior of material that cannot be measured with traditional workability methods.

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