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by Paul Schmitz, on Jul 9, 2020 2:00:00 PM

As we discussed in Part 4 of our series, COVID-19 has drastically reduced revenues that states depend on for funding infrastructure improvements. This large deficit has sparked calls for help …

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Topics:InfrastructurePublic Workshighways

by Steve Williams, on Jun 30, 2020 10:15:00 AM

As the City of Seattle grew, its naturally sloping beaches gave way to concrete seawalls and large ships, creating havoc on the dwindling Chinook salmon population. Since Chinook is listed …

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Topics:Coastal, Waterways, & MarineCoastal & Marine

by Paul Schmitz, on Jun 25, 2020 2:15:00 PM

Most states depend on tax revenues generated from gas sales and tourism to fund necessary infrastructure projects. Due to stay at home orders, many are experiencing a 30-50% drop in …

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Topics:InfrastructurePublic Workshighways

by Paul Schmitz, on Jun 19, 2020 2:00:00 PM

As we start to adjust to our new circumstances caused by COVID-19, companies operating in the transportation construction sector must also plan for long-term impacts. How will new regulations and …

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Topics:InfrastructurePublic Works

by Paul Schmitz, on Jun 11, 2020 2:00:00 PM

This week we discuss how the “new normal” is directly impacting public transportation projects. What hurdles are being encountered on job sites and have any new design approaches emerged as …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructurePublic Works

by Jeffrey Rasche, on Jun 4, 2020 11:15:00 AM

The traditional remedy for addressing cracks in pavement has been to install a thicker asphalt overlay. Although this solution is cost-effective and solves the immediate issue, it’s only a matter …

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Topics:Public WorksPavement Maintenance

by Paul Schmitz, on Jun 3, 2020 11:15:00 AM

This eight-part series discusses the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on transportation construction and the importance of investing in infrastructure to help rebuild the economy. These weekly Q&A sessions will …

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Topics:InfrastructurePublic Works

by Scott Phillips, P.E., on May 29, 2020 10:30:02 AM

For access to the world, petrochemical facilities are often close to waterways which mean contractors usually face less-than-desirable soils when working on new construction or expanding existing facilities. It is …

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Topics:petrochemical

by Paul Schmitz, on May 27, 2020 11:30:00 AM

There is a reason why road construction happens during summer vacation, late at night or over weekends: there are fewer people on the road. With the recent crisis caused by …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructurePublic Works

by Steve Williams, on Apr 22, 2020 11:30:00 AM

In 2015, Gator Lake located in Panama City Beach, was facing a serious threat from erosion. Triton Marine Mattresses were installed to help dissipate the wave energy causing scour. In …

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Topics:Coastal & Marine