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'Concrete Cancer' Meets Its Match

Researchers have discovered a new concrete formulation that could take advantage of recycled glass, without being susceptible to the deterioration-causing chemical reaction known as "concret...

How Water Infrastructure Shaped LA

California and its landscape were shaped by water in more ways than one. Water infrastructure projects in the early 20th century were an important part of helping Los Angeles grow and expand...

Sinking Structure Safe for Traffic

A portion of the Alaskan Way Viaduct—an elevated highway in Seattle—has continued to sink since its last inspection just six months ago, according to Washington State Department of Transport...

Seepage May Sink Canal Timeline

Progress toward the finish line of the Panama Canal Expansion Project lost some steam after hitting a speedbump: water leakage in the new locks.

Sealer Made for Above-Grade Walls

Sto Corp. has announced a one-component material designed to seal sheathing joints, seams, cracks, and transitions in above-grade wall construction.

Report: Bad Math Led to Crack in Dam

A 50-year-old math error made during the design of the Wanapum Dam is the chief suspect in a 65-foot-long crack that will now cost $61 million to repair, officials have found.

‘Smart Concrete’ May Outlive Us All

What are you doing in April 2134? If Scott Muzenski has his way, his great-great-great grandchildren will be doing the very first repairs on the driveway he just patched.

65-Foot Crack Found in WA Dam

Federal, county and independent engineers have mounted an emergency response to safeguard the Wanapum Dam after divers discovered a two-inch-wide, 65-foot-long crack in a spillway pier.

Concrete Tells What Lies Beneath

Some cracks in concrete have been known to heal themselves, but they couldn’t report back on when they did or how the whole operation went. Now, ultrasound technology may change that.

Compound Touts Patches without Cracks

A new cementitious patch and overlay for highways and infrastructure boasts flexibility without failure, offering high-tensile strain capacity and bond strength.

At MIT, Metal Heals Itself Under Force

The researchers were so surprised that they “had to go back and check” the result: Exerting force on the cracked piece of metal was causing the crack to mend—not pull apart.

More Cracks Found at Nuke Plant

The owner of an Ohio nuclear plant with a cracked concrete shield building says that it has found new cracks in the structure and that some of the old cracks have lengthened.

Floating Bridge Changes Cost DOT $81M

After owning up to its mistakes, the Washington Department of Transportation will pay the price: about $81 million in change orders to the multibillion-dollar SR 520 bridge replacement proje...

Corrosion Cracking Shuts Nuke Reactor

Stress corrosion cracking in a North Carolina nuclear reactor has forced operator Duke Energy to take the plant offline, officials said.

Bridge Problems Spur Shake-Up at WSDOT

Multimillion-dollar mistakes on a new, floating bridge near Seattle have cost the state’s lead engineer his job and fueled new legislation aimed at holding transportation officials responsib...


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