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Nuclear Technology Showcase event in Cumbria explored innovation and digital technology

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A PIONEERING event held in the UK which brought together nuclear technology, innovations and cutting-edge digital technology to help solve some of the world’s most complex challenges is being hailed as the blueprint for launching similar events in the USA and Canada. Forth Engineering was chosen by Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, to […]

Neb. uses modular bridges to combat washouts from flooding

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Acrow Bridge has installed two of its modular steel bridges to help flood-ravaged Nebraska, which continues to be inundated with rain after flooding across the state began in March. The most recent deluge struck September 10 and 11 in north-central Nebraska, when 4 to 8 inches were dumped, again washing out roads and bridges, some […]

Saint-Gobain PAM UK’s Install Plus shortlisted for Highways UK Innovation Award

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Saint-Gobain PAM UK’s Install Plus shortlisted for Highways UK Innovation Award Install Plus, the revolutionary ironwork frame levelling system and installation system developed by leading access cover and grating manufacturer Saint-Gobain PAM UK, has been shortlisted in the Civils & Materials Innovation Hub awards by Highways UK. Install Plus is part of Saint-Gobain PAM’s ongoing […]

Tropical Storm Imelda floods roads, causes barge crashes into 1-10 bridge in Texas (video)

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A Texas game warden rescues a girl from her flooded home. Photo: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Massive flooding in southeast Texas from Tropical Storm Imelda closed roads, led to hundreds of abandoned cars and caused nine barges to break free, at least two of which struck and possibly damaged a major bridge on Interstate […]

New Sandvik RDX5 rock drill delivers a new standard in reliability

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Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is launching the new Sandvik RDX5 rock drill to complement its rock drill offering for underground drill rigs. The new RDX5 rock drill is a robust replacement for the established HLX5 rock drill model in Sandvik drilling equipment, which has a heritage and longstanding reputation for being the world’s most […]

VIDEO: Excavators quickly demo N.Y. bridge over Erie Canal

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Screenshot from news video. At 11:30 p.m. on Thursday night, Sept. 5, the New York Department of Transportation (NYDOT) demolished the Higginsville Road bridge that spans the Erie Canal in Verona, N.Y., CNY Central reports. The bridge has been closed since 2008 due to “an imminent bridge collapse.” The NYDOT plans a $4.9 million project […]

Demolition of Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct to wrap up end of September

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Photo courtesy WSDOT. Removal of the old Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle is expected to wrap up by the end of September, ENRNorthwest reports. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and Kiewit, the contractor, have completed 80 percent of the double-decker concrete viaduct’s removal from the waterfront and are entering the final phases. According […]