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10/15/2021

New York City should add more bike lanes and dedicated bus lanes, phase out free parking, incorporate green infrastructure to help manage stormwater and add public spaces to the city Department of Transportation's purview, according to a report by Regional Plan Association. The recommendations reflect the nonprofit's belief that storm preparedness, economic development and transportation of people and goods are interlinked.

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10/15/2021

A blend of asphalt and recycled plastic is covering a section of a Ridley Creek State Park roadway in Pennsylvania. The pilot project will assess the mixture for potential benefits including durability and diverting plastics from landfills.

10/15/2021

An experiment lasting 13 years tested the viability of glass- and carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer coatings as a means to externally add strength to concrete structures. Researchers observed significant differences in debonding in indoor and outdoor environments.

10/15/2021

The Pennsylvania Turnpike will open Interstate 576, also known as the Southern Beltway, today. The 19-mile, $900 million project will have three toll points, with tolls to cost $1.30 for E-ZPass customers and $2.60 for other users.

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KDKA-TV (Pittsburgh)
10/15/2021

City Council commissioners in Portland, Ore., voted in favor of a resolution that would pave the way for potential transportation-related fees. The city's Pricing Options for Equitable Mobility Task Force has recommended a central toll zone, a road user fee program and other changes.

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BikePortland (Ore.)
10/15/2021

The consortium that oversaw the construction of the Samuel De Champlain Bridge in Quebec has filed a $379 million lawsuit against Ottawa, claiming that the government failed to honor its contract. Signature on the Saint Lawrence's claims include that Ottawa abolished the planned toll on the bridge and refused to offer new traffic data to help the consortium understand the impact of removing the toll.

10/15/2021

The Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures project offers the promise of giving the US Army Corps of Engineers the ability to 3D print custom-designed concrete structures in remote military areas. Plans are afoot to use the technology in the field next year and create the world's first 3D-printed vehicle bridge.

10/15/2021

The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program – a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management – is seeking donations for their 2022 CIM Auction to be held at World of Concrete. The auction is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The silent auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the live auction begins at 1 p.m. Those interested in making a donation should contact CIM Auction Committee Chairman Ben Robuck at ben.robuck@cemex.com or (404) 456-6867.

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concretedegree.com
10/15/2021

Doug Hooton, a professor of engineering at the University of Toronto, has been a proponent of national and international standards for sustainable materials such as portland-limestone cement. Hooton, who also serves as the chair of the Durability of Concrete committee for ACI, is working with other experts to find and address the barriers to adoption of carbon-reduction technologies in the North American concrete industry.

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University of Toronto
10/15/2021

The headquarters for HeidelbergCement features innovative uses of concrete, including twisted supports shaped like trees. The company collaborated with PERI, which integrated sensors into the formwork to monitor concrete pressure in real time.

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ArchDaily