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Article ID: 693209

University of Washington Professor's 'ArchitectureTalk' Podcast Explores Topics 'at the Edge of the Known'

University of Washington

Vikram Prakash of the University of Washington College of Built Environments says his weekly "ArchitectureTalk" podcast got its start, as many things do, from a student's idea.

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19-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693184

California's Next Major Earthquake Could Cause $100 Billion in Losses, Strand 20,000 in Elevators

University of Colorado Boulder

Northern California's next big earthquake could kill 800 people and cause more than $100 billion in economic losses. One in four buildings in the San Francisco Bay Area could be unsafe to re-enter after a major earthquake or would be otherwise limited in their usability.

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19-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693038

WVU’s GangaRao Testifies Before House Committee on the Use of Composites in Infrastructure

West Virginia University

In testimony delivered today (April 18) to the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Hota GangaRao, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at West Virginia University, discussed the importance of investing in advanced materials to continue to lead the world in composite research, development and implementation.

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18-Apr-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692535

Civil Engineering Students Awarded Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships

California State University, Fullerton

Many highways and railways are built near natural or manmade slopes or on top of soil conditions, which during an earthquake or rain-induced landslide, could cause major damage to roads and tracks.

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16-Apr-2018 4:55 PM EDT
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Professor Michael O’Rourke Receives 2017 NCSEA James M. Delahay Award

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Structural engineering expert honored for contributions toward the development of building codes and standards

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5-Apr-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692098

What Lies Beneath: “Cognitive” Ground Penetrating Radar Could Vastly Speed Construction Site Inspection in Cities

University of Vermont

A “cognitive” ground-penetrating radar system could radically change the construction inspection process in cities, saving big money in the process. Using augmented reality goggles, a construction or utility worker will be able to peer six to 12 feet down on a dig site to see the welter of obstructions underneath – water, sewer and gas pipes, electric lines and electric generators – some dating to the 19th century, radically speeding the permitting process, which can 18 month or more now.

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3-Apr-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691861

Marking 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act: ‘Battle Not Yet Won’

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame Law Professor Judith Fox, who directs the law school’s Economic Justice Clinic, says while much has been accomplished, the battle is not yet won and the issues minorities face today are simply less obvious.

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28-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691794

DHS and EPA Are Prepared to Restore Subways in the Event of a Bioterrorist Attack

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

DHS S&T completed in September 2017, a four-year Underground Transport Restoration project in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that studied and performed exercises to see how disease-causing microbes spread through subway systems; how they can be sampled and cleaned; and how long it takes to be cleaned.

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27-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691729

Expert Makes Case for “New” Disaster Training

University of Georgia

In the face of more frequent and deadly events, University of Georgia disaster management expert Curt Harris argues that more regular citizens need to be prepared to help others in the event of a disaster.

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26-Mar-2018 2:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691260

Miami Bridge Collapse: Civil Engineer Available

Northwestern University

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16-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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