Drones Can Handle Cost-effective Volume Estimates

By Paul Crocker If you have ever had to order topsoil or mulch for a yard improvement project, you understand the difficulty of accurately estimating the volume of an irregularly shaped pile of material. Counties and municipalities often need to estimate the volume of their stockpiles of sand, salt, or gravel. About the Expert: Paul… Read More »

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What Is Bridge Scour? Why Should You Care?

The most common cause of bridge failures is from floods scouring bed material surrounding bridge foundations. What is scour? Simply put, scour is the engineering term for the erosion of soil surrounding a bridge foundation (piers and abutments). Bridge scour occurs when fast-moving water around a bridge removes sediment from… Read More »

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BUILT LIKE A TANK: Towers, Pressure Keep Water Flowing

Ayres helped the Village of Suamico rehabilitate its water tower, which included cleaning the tower inside and out and repainting the outside of the tower. A video of the refreshed Suamico tower can be seen here. By Michael Stoffel, PE With a mere turn of the faucet, water arrives when and where we need it… Read More »

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