Rio de la Plata Flood Control Project

Reconstructing the Rio de la Plata River Basin to prevent flooding Since 2007 the US Army Corps of Engineers have granted permits to study and perform supplemental environmental assessments (SEA), in efforts to reduce flood damage along Puerto Rico's Rio de la Plata River Basin. The rainy season torrential downpour combined with the steep headwater slopes along the banks, causes the river to overflow into the surrounding coastal towns. Currently, about 11 miles west of San Juan, there is $500 ... Read more

Harker’s Island Bridge

NC First Carbon Pile Driven with ICE   Editor: Ashley Steele  Harker's Island in Beaufort NC is creating new connections and making firsts with new pile technology Carbon Fiber enforced Concrete. Carbon reinforced concrete is a composite material consisting of carbon fiber fabrics or bars combined with fine-grained concrete enabling varied shapes and a higher load-bearing capacity. This will make this new Harker's Island the first bridge in North Carolina with carbon fibers in ... Read more

Something in the Water

Editor: Ashley Steele  ALCOSAN, the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is expanding their water treatment facility in this phase-2 of the overall project.   This expansion will allow for an increase in capacity from 250 million gallons of water a day, to 480 million gallons of water a day. This extra capacity will assist in the overflows caused by excess stormwater and groundwater entering the system.   Richard Goettle,  ... Read more

Power of Connection

Power for over 32,000... Begins with the ICE® 66 Construction of a new electrical sub-station in Mansfield Township, New Jersey, is maximizing the power by lessening the surge from surrounding systems due to full overloads from economic development. PSE&G Power is overseeing statewide infrastructure upgrades that provide electricity to over 32,000 homes and small businesses. The growth a ... Read more

Repairing Eroded Retaining Walls in Ohio 

Editor: Ashley Steele  The retaining wall on Madison Avenue in Lake County, Ohio was a victim of erosion and sinkage.  The guardrail, curb, and even a portion of the roadway had sunk into the sloped embankment that dropped off into the Grand River below.  The road was closed for public safety on April 17, 2020.  During this time, the more than 20,000 residents of Painesville Township had to re-route their daily routines.  In order to re-open the ... Read more

Seawall Replacement for Future Protection

Aging Seawall Repair Helps Protect New Jersey From Future Storms Editor: Ashley Steele  When Hurricane Sandy moved through the United States in 2012 it was the deadliest and most destructive of the decade.  Many residents in the Northeast felt major effects from this storm. Damages were estimated at $70 million in New Jersey alone. Seawalls can help to prevent major damages to coastal ports and towns.  In such an event as a hurricane, seawa ... Read more