What’s Really Down There? Researchers Develop New Methods for Sinkhole Detection

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, sinkhole damages over the last 15 years cost at least $300 million per year in America, and Florida is a leading state for sinkhole susceptibility. Sinkholes and other underground anomalies are not only a major hazard to Florida’s commercial and residential property owners; they are also a serious concern … Continue reading What’s Really Down There? Researchers Develop New Methods for Sinkhole Detection

Halls River Bridge Replacement Project Showcases New Technologies

Corrosion is a constant concern for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Due to the aggressive environment in Florida – high humidity, high temperatures, high water tables, and high exposure to salt water – maintenance of the steel or steel-reinforced concrete parts of bridges can become very expensive. An FDOT study of 54 bridge projects … Continue reading Halls River Bridge Replacement Project Showcases New Technologies

FDOT Wrong Way Driving Initiative Receives National Roadway Safety Award

Over the last few years, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Traffic Engineering and Operations Office worked with researchers to prevent wrong way driving and the serious crashes it can cause. The Wrong Way Driving Mitigation Initiative was recently awarded a 2017 National Roadway Safety Award from the Federal Highway Administration. This award annually recognizes … Continue reading FDOT Wrong Way Driving Initiative Receives National Roadway Safety Award

Flexible Fillers Bring Increased Corrosion Protection to Post-Tensioned Bridges

Prestressed or post-tensioned concrete is widely used in bridge construction. It is an efficient and cost-effective method that allows for lighter, stronger structures that can cross wider spans. Stressing is a method of adding strength to concrete by including steel cables under stress which run through plastic ducts in the concrete. Cementitious grout is then injected … Continue reading Flexible Fillers Bring Increased Corrosion Protection to Post-Tensioned Bridges