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N.C. airport to start $2.5B expansion project


  • Charlotte Observer (N.C.), The

The Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina recently completed $1.5 billion in construction projects and is moving forward with another $2.5 billion over the next 10 years. Work, exp… Read More

White House: Infrastructure planning needs to include climate change


  • Hill, The

President Barack Obama's administration wants state and local officials to consider climate change when planning infrastructure projects and is bringing them together for a discussion. The administrat… Read More

Researchers work toward self-healing concrete



Researchers around the world are looking at ways to help concrete repair itself, and this article summarizes much of the research. A variety of materials are being studied, including bacteria, hydroge… Read More