Capping the 28-acre Lincoln Avenue Landfill in Holbrook, N.Y., in adherence to current environmental regulations was on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) to-do list since 1986. Back then, the Town of Islip and the Islip Resource Recovery Agency (IRRA) entered into an Order of Consent with NYSDEC to develop a final closure plan for the landfill. As of 2012, the estimated cost was $16 million, including about $10 million for closure and capping, and the remainder for post-closure maintenance and monitoring for 30 years.
Crash reconstructionists have incorporated satellite imagery to spatially document crash scenes, in conjunction with ground-based surveying equipment. They’ve been using the latest satellite imaging options—Google Earth and Microsoft Bing Maps—to build more comprehensive scene perspectives and verify accuracy of mapped evidence.
Research indicates that only 10 to 15 percent of heavy equipment contractors use telematics to help monitor and manage their fleets. Yet most heavy equipment today comes with telematics capabilities or prewired to accept aftermarket systems. And many of the big OEMs not only give you telematics hardware on their machines gratis, but provide access to the data free for a year or more.
Streb Construction Co., Iowa City, Iowa, has been in the concrete paving business since 1965, and appreciates effective equipment.
Deciding to repair or replace its 1999 CMI SF3302 slipform concrete paver was particularly tough. The machine performed admirably, but the company wanted to take advantage of current technologies.
The truth about UFO sightings, alien abductions and glowing orbs could be right around the corner with a little help from Topcon Positioning Systems and the National Geographic Channel.
The station's new eight-part series "Chasing UFOs" premiered June 29 and focuses on a team of investigators trying to find answers using modern technology.
Fast-track highway improvements have little margin for error in terms of both surface grading and construction time. Construction managers at Banks Construction, Charleston, SC, are well aware of those realities when they undertake projects like the recent regrading and resurfacing of Interstate 526 north of Charleston.