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Contractor uses RFID to monitor concrete curing


  • RFID Journal

Shimmick Construction is in charge of the concrete placements for the TransBay Transit Center in San Francisco. The company used active ultrahigh-frequency radio-frequency identification to monitor cu… Read More

1,177-foot-high railway bridge being built in Himalayas


  • Business Insider

A 1,177-foot-high railway bridge is being built in the Himalayan mountains in India. The $92 million arch-shaped steel bridge has been designed with high winds and seismic activity in mind. When compl… Read More

$10.5B transportation plan gets House committee approval


  • Hill, The
  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday passed a $10.5 billion plan as a stopgap bill to avert insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund. The bill would provide funding through May 31. However, if … Read More