Infrastructure Week, Day 1: Bridges

How do we resolve a problem as widespread as nationally deficient bridge infrastructure? Year after year, America’s deteriorating infrastructure is so critically neglected that now, in 2020, we face a multi-billion-dollar backlog for the rehabilitation of bridges, a vital facet of the nation’s transportation infrastructure. While the number of structurally deficient bridges in the United …

Good Construction Zone Safety Practices

  It’s an undeniable fact that construction sites obstruct the movements and activities of our daily lives—on our morning commutes to work, for example, the last thing we want to see is that bright orange sign that reads “Road Work Ahead.” Sidewalk closings, too, prove to be nothing short of inconvenient as they often force …

The Building Blocks of Little Engineers

Today’s toy market is making it easier than ever for kids to find a passion for engineering. With big companies such as K’NEX and LEGO® coming out with more educational and stimulating toys, kids are able to develop problem solving and innovative skills at an early age. Both K’NEX and LEGO® now have education lines …

Interesting Facts about New York’s Most Innovative Engineering Projects of the Past 200 Years

The Erie Canal: The Erie Canal connected Albany and Buffalo, ultimately linking New York to the agriculture of the Midwest. This enabled the Empire State to become a frontrunner in transportation and business services. However, in the early days of the canal, it was known as “Clinton’s Big Ditch,” so named after then New York …

Reaching out to Canada: The Gordie Howe International Bridge Project

The Gordie Howe International Bridge Project, which will connect Canada to the United States over the Detroit River, is officially underway as of July 17, 2018. U.S. and Canadian officials broke ground in the Delray area of Detroit to symbolize moving forward with the project, which has been the target of political strife over the …