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New bridge design improves earthquake resistance, reduces damage and speeds construction

Date: July 1, 2014 Source: Purdue University Summary: Researchers have developed a new design for the framework of columns and beams that support bridges, called ‘bents,’ to improve performance for better resistance to earthquakes, less damage and faster on-site construction.   Researchers have developed a new design for the framework of columns and beams that support bridges, called […]

Reverse osmosis system provides Florida community clean water

Source: http://www.cenews.com/ Roy Fallon, chief operator of the wastewater treatment plant at the village of Tequesta in Palm Beach County, Fla., said that after the company installed two reverse osmosis (RO) systems in 2000, it was more than eight years before the membranes needed to be cleaned. Naturally, after using an RO system for eight years […]

Sustainability as a foundation

July 2014 » Exclusive Engineering services firm Thornton Tomasetti invests in its future. Amy Seif Hattan At Thornton Tomasetti, sustainable practices are common sense. Informed by changes seen in the marketplace, the company’s leaders recognized that sustainability is becoming integral to building design. And so Thornton Tomasetti — an international engineering services firm with 850 employees […]