Floating Bulkhead Saves Dam Operators Time, Money

By Chris Goodwin, PE When a dam’s spillway gate needs maintenance or repairs, operators need an efficient way to dewater the structure. Without existing means to dewater a spillway bay, owners may need to dewater the impoundment or fabricate expensive bulkhead systems. About the Expert: Chris Goodwin, PE manages Ayres’ water resources group and is… Read More »

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Colored Flags and Underground Utility Markings Keep Everyone Safe

By Nicholas Schramer When people see a crop of colorful flags and paint marks on their property, the reaction usually ranges from annoyance to alarm. What’s going on? Those flags and paint marks are more important than they may first appear. Please resist the temptation to remove them! About the Expert: Nicholas Schramer has more… Read More »

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Asset Management Protects Bridges, Budgets

By Hisham Sunna, PhD, PE; David Johnson; PE; and Rick Maslyn, CBI Bridges are part of every transportation system – over water, over highways, even over other bridges. Bridges are crucial to getting people and products from here to there, which is why it’s essential to make sure they’re safe. The typical lifespan for a… Read More »

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