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  • When to Consider Seismic Isolation

    Seismic isolation is recognized as the most effective way to protect structures and minimize, or even potentially eliminate, damage caused by earthquakes. Seismic isolation is a mature technology that has been used on thousands of buildings and bridg

  • Using Lead Rubber Bearings in Base Isolation Systems

    When an earthquake strikes, the force from its seismic waves can weaken the stability of buildings. By implementing seismic control measures, designers can enhance the flexibility of such structures as well as strengthen their safety levels. See how

  • Rubber Expansion Joint Catches Fire On Bay Bridge

    A rubber expansion joint caught fire on the eastern span of the Bay Bridge Wednesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol. Fire crews responded to a section of eastbound Interstate Highway 80 on fire just east of Treasure Island at 1

  • 200meters bridges without expansion joints: is it possible?

    Expansion joints are a nightmare in the maintenance of highway bridges. After a few decades, the junction points between the structure and the road begin to show signs of deterioration. Scientists at EPFL are attempting to do away with this costly te

  • Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes Chile

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck Chiles north-central region but authorities say no injuries or damage were reported and discounted the possibility of a tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quakes epicenter was 41 mi

  • Fauntleroy Expressway bearing pad replacement project update

    Contractors replacing the bearing pads on the Fauntleroy Expressway are well over half way to finishing their work, but are now working where the bridge turns in or out of West Seattle (west of SW Avalon Way) where setting the jacks used to raise the

  • First Anderson Creek culvert takes shape

    GORST Drivers flying past at 60 mph might have glimpsed a peek Wednesday at the first of three new Anderson Creek culverts being built. In the middle of a closed Bay Street, a giant yellow crane lowered concrete sections into a channel carved across

  • Proven Bridge Repair Solution Now Available in the US

    FRANKLIN, Ohio, June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- America has 609,539 bridges and now, nearly 1 in 10 of them 58,495 have been designated as structurally deficient and in need of repair. This, according to US Transportation Department documents. A major

  • DC Company Makes Life Easier at Miami Bay Club

    An expansive new multi-family luxury development on the shores of Biscayne Bay relies on DC technology to protect concrete against water penetration and effects of deterioration, even under high hydrostatic pressure. Because of the high water table a

  • Bridge Elastomeric Bearings

    Elastomeric Bearings are designed for use in bridge and building construction under pre-cast concrete beams, steel beam supports and other support points as local load carrying components. Meeting engineering needs Applying over 20 years of specialis

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