As long as traffic is flowing, the vast network of roadways and bridges connecting the U.S. is generally taken for granted by motorists. However, for the agencies and individuals responsible for the highway system its care and maintenance is of critical interest. So when a revolutionary new tool comes along that can diagnose and manage the health of bridges more efficiently and effectively, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and others in the industry are taking notice.
June 20, 2014
Nicole Fahrenfeld joins Rutgers Civil and Environmental Engineering from a postdoctoral appointment studying the dissemination of antibiotic resistance at the watershed scale. Her research is performed at the interface of environmental microbiology and environmental chemistry to improve our understanding of contaminant fate and transport in surface water, groundwater, and the built environment. She has contributed a variety of projects including fecal coliform source tracking and remediation of contaminated sediments.
June 20, 2014
At its annual Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Gala held on March 20, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia, the American Society of Civil Engineers awarded its prestigious Charles Pankow Award to the RABIT Bridge Deck Inspection Tool, celebrating the tool’s sustainable, innovative design.
June 19, 2014
By Anastasia Millicker When the Robert Moses Niagara Power Station in Lewiston, New York began generating power in 1961, it was the largest hydropower facility in the Western world. According to the New York Port Authority, it is now the fifth largest hydroelectric project in the United States and the biggest electricity producer in New York state.