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December 4, 2012
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  Industry News  
  • N.Y. bridge to get nearly $236M makeover
    The Verrazano Narrows Bridge in New York will undergo a nearly $236 million upgrade. The project includes replacement of the upper roadway and a reversible high occupancy vehicle lane. Construction will begin in 2013 and will take about four years to complete. NY1 (New York City) (12/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Making the Most of Parcel Boundary Data
For a growing list of industries, the importance and widening use of parcel boundary and property data continues to grow. Thankfully, alternatives to traditional parcel acquisition efforts are now available through cost-effective and ready to use solutions. Read our guide to smart decision-making using parcel boundary data
  Technology & Trends  
  • CIPP, a growing trend in pipe rehabilitation
    This piece explores the growing trend of using cured-in-place pipe in trenchless technology, which is also called a "no dig" repair solution because it requires minimal surface disruption and excavation. The article looks at several sites where CIPP was used for pipeline repairs. (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Sustainability & Green Building  
  Leadership & HR  
  • Why good bosses don't get impatient
    Good leadership includes the ability to control the things you are able to while not worrying about things beyond your influence, John Baldoni notes. "We cannot control what happens to us, but we can control how we respond to it," Baldoni writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  Policy Watch  
  • GSA issues RFIs for new FBI HQ in D.C.
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation needs a new headquarters in Washington, D.C. A retrofit of the current J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building would cost between $850 million and $1.1 billion, but it would still not "meet the agency’s security needs." A new building would cost about $1.5 billion. The General Services Administration has issued a request for information from parties interested in possibly taking the existing building as part of a trade for a new building. (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ACI News  
  • Behavior of Concrete Structures Subjected to Blasts and Impacts CD-ROM (SP-281)
    This CD-ROM contains 15 papers that were presented at sessions sponsored by ACI Committees 447 and 370 at the ACI Fall 2010 Convention in Pittsburgh. In this publication, engineers report on how they are approaching the challenging task of predicting the response of structures subjected to blast and impact loading. Both experimental and analytical efforts are represented, often in tandem. The analytical approaches taken include single-degree-of-freedom modeling, highly nonlinear transient dynamic finite element simulations, and coupled Lagrangian-Eulerian simulations. Papers in the publication cover the design and evaluation of new and existing structures, as well as techniques for strengthening existing structures. Order your copy today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • ACI/CRSI Adhesive Anchor Installer Certification Program
    ACI and the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute have announced the launch of the new Adhesive Anchor Installer Certification program. Adhesive Anchor Installer Certification is a new requirement in ACI 318-11, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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