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4/26/2018

Researchers at the University of Vermont and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga have collaborated to develop a system that combines ground-penetrating radar with augmented reality. The program gives a 3D rendering of subsurface infrastructure on a smartphone, can incorporate earlier scans and can help reduce permitting times.

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4/26/2018

The construction industry has embraced virtual reality training, and safety is one of the top benefits. But not everyone learns in well in a virtual environment; some do better with reading, listening or watching.

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4/26/2018

The $16.6 million reconstruction of the 34-year-old Horton Farm Bridge in East Providence, R.I., is part of the state Transportation Department's plan to deal with the high percentage of structurally deficient bridges. The goal is to have 90% of its bridges deemed sufficient instead of 75.7%.

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4/26/2018

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4/26/2018

Building information modeling is becoming ubiquitous in the construction industry, but experts say it's leading to problems. More lawsuits are being filed around projects that used BIM because of higher client expectations, so designers and engineers must be clear about the technology's abilities, objectives and deliverables.

4/26/2018

The Houston City Council approved construction of a 900-home development on a floodplain because it met the city's more stringent post-Hurricane Harvey requirements. Houston environmental lawyer and Bayou City Initiative founder Jim Blackburn said, "Frankly, [that land] shouldn't be developed."

4/26/2018

New York has launched a second request for proposals, this time to attract up to 20 renewable energy projects in support of its 50% by 2030 renewables goal. Its last RFP resulted in 26 new projects with a combined capacity of about 1,383 megawatts.

4/26/2018

Motorists will be able to pay tolls using E-ZPass on the Ocean City-Longport Bridge in New Jersey starting Monday, the Cape May County Bridge Commission said. Electronic tolling on five bridges in the county is expected to be phased in by June 25.

4/26/2018

The Maryland Department of Transportation will continue accepting public comments through Tuesday after holding four open houses to discuss a plan to add tolled express lanes to the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270. The proposed managed lanes are part of Gov. Larry Hogan's $9 billion transportation plan.

4/26/2018

Infrastructure New Zealand CEO Stephen Selwood says at least one of two New Zealand road projects anticipated to be announced today will likely be tolled and a public-private partnership will probably be involved. Selwood predicted that the Penlink project would be a two-lane tolled highway costing between $141 million and $212 million.

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