ECI Completes Historic Masonic Temple Stabilization Project

Recently, critical work began to stabilize the soil beneath an historic Masonic Temple in Watertown, WI. This project included stabilizing an existing beam and masonry wall in the basement of the existing temple,  jet grouting soil stabilization below the basement floor down to the bedrock, installation of interior drain tile, weeps, and sump pit, the removal of a portion of the existing hollow sidewalk, and the installation of waterproofing on the south basement wall to prepare for f ... Read more

ICE® 44B Accelerates CA High Speed Rail Project

ICE® 44B Accelerates CA High Speed Rail Project    Editor: Debbie Reaney  Forefront Deep Foundations, a subcontractor for the Dragados/Flatiron Joint Venture (DFJV), is busy creating a firm foothold for the high-speed rail in California. Specializing in driven pile, shoring, and other deep foundation systems throughout California, this Newport Beach-based DBE/SBE contractor is currently building two temporary work trestles that will facilitate construction o ... Read more

Drilling Towards a Renewable Revolution

Drilling Towards a Renewable Revolution Non-Road Diesel Engine for Decarbonizing Road Use  Editor: Debbie Reaney    According to researchers, the world is creeping up on its carbon budget. Over the past decade, about 54 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) has been emitted into the atmosphere; 85% of that amount is a result from burning fossil fuels in ways like heating our homes and running our vehicles. To help buy some time on the carbon clock, a joint ... Read more

America Takes a Step Toward Self Sufficiency

America Takes a Step Toward Self Sufficiency Louisiana LNG Project Promotes Independent Clean Energy  Editor: Debbie Reaney Between 2020 and 2022, national liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices soared by 400%. Factors that have contributed to the significant increase include international conflicts, maxed-out pipeline capacities, and COVID-19 pandemic-related labor shortages. Nonetheless, the global demand for clean energy continues to rise and has no plans to slow down soon ... Read more

The Wild Side of The District

The Wild Side of The District  ICE® I-19 Hammer Connects Capital Beltway to Nature  Editor: Allison Braswell    With the constant hustle and bustle of Washington, D.C., there is no question that its residents need an occasional escape to enjoy a little peace and the stately quiet of nature. Interestingly, the expansion of the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495) that encircles the city will soon make that opportunity easier to attain.  ... Read more

Foundation For a Farm-Fresh Future

Foundation For a Farm-Fresh Future  Editor: Debbie Reaney   Since 1918, farmer-owners of the fifth largest dairy cooperative in the U.S., Darigold, have valued their work in producing high-quality, nutritious dairy products. Headquartered in Seattle, WA, Darigold has 11 milk processing plants scattered across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana that collectively produce over 10 billion pounds (about 4535920000 kg) of farm-fresh milk each year. Dairy farmers ... Read more

Versatile Clamp Helps Protect First Responders

Versatile Clamp Helps Protect First Responders  Editor: Allison Braswell    By 2025, residents of the St. Louis, MO metropolitan area will have a more peaceful commute on the reconstructed Chain of Rocks Bridge that carries Interstate 270 over the Mississippi River between St. Louis and Madison County, IL. The nearly 60-year-old design of the existing bridge is no longer practical for emergency vehicles. Its four lanes and one-foot-wide shoulders make it a ... Read more

CH 650 Signals a Faster Future for NYC Subway

CH 650 Signals a Faster Future for NYC Subway  Popular Transit System Undergoes Major Upgrades  Editor: Allison Braswell New York City is the city that never sleeps--and same goes for its world-famous and well-used public transit system. Every day, 268,000 suburbanites and sightseers ride the Eighth Avenue A/C/E subway lines between 59th Street in Manhattan and High Street in Brooklyn. The problem is, the Automatic Block Signaling currently being used by the su ... Read more

Floating Dock on Dorchester Bay

Floating Dock on Dorchester Bay Editor: Allison Braswell  Located on Dorchester Bay and just seven miles south of Boston, Safe Harbor Marina Bay in Quincy, MA offers its members an unparalleled nautical experience. Its 686-slip marina grants access to northern New England's pristine waters, while members can also be entertained by upscale restaurants and lounges along the boardwalk.  Safe Harbor Marina Bay is expanding its fun-filled atmosphere by adding another floa ... Read more

ICE® Versus Deicing Salts: The Only ICE® You Want on the Road!

ICE® Versus Deicing Salts The Only ICE® You Want on the Road! Bridge L-04 Replacement  Editor: Allison Braswell    The rapid deterioration of America's bridges is a widely recognized problem, and chloride-induced corrosion is to blame. Chlorides are derived primarily from the application of roadway deicing salts. Sodium chloride (common table salt) is the most popular type of road salt, while calcium chloride and magnesium chloride are common altern ... Read more