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Michael Baker International deploys automated pavement data collection

Michael Baker International recently purchased the Pavemetrics Laser Crack Measurement System (LCMS), a technology solution that automatically detects cracks, rutting and other roadway characteristics by capturing 2D and 3D images of a highway with high-speed cameras, custom optics and laser line projectors.

New PennDOT website shows active, planned projects

Pennsylvanians looking for information on construction projects, improvements underway because of Act 89, the state's transportation funding plan, as well as projects scheduled through 2026 have a new resource —

MDOT recounts bridge rebuilding following Katrina

With its 120-mph winds and 28-foot storm surge racing toward the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on Aug. 29, 2005, causing more than $1 billion in damage to Mississippi’s transportation infrastructure. Both the Biloxi Bay and Bay St. Louis Bridges were damaged beyond repair.

Giffels Webster celebrates 20 years in Detroit

Giffels Webster, a Detroit-headquartered consulting firm, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the city this month. The firm, which offers a broad scope of civil engineering, surveying, planning and landscape architectural services, has dedicated itself to the revitalization of the city and the region.

Report Identifies North American infrastructure opportunities

The innovative power of 3D printing, commercial drones, self-driving vehicles, electricity storage, and the Internet of Things are pushing the North American infrastructure market toward a tipping point, according to CG/LA Infrastructure’s Building Prosperity: 2015 Strategic 100 North American Infrastructure Report. The report identifies those strategic projects, all incorporating transformative technologies to unleash $376 billion in infrastructure opportunities over the next 18 months.

FAA dedicates runway pavement testing facility

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) dedicated its new National Airport Pavement & Materials Research Center that allows FAA engineers to use a custom-designed vehicle simulator to test asphalt and other pavement materials at very high tire pressures and temperatures.

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