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Comprehensive plan would help clean up the transportation sector, largest source of greenhouse-gas emissions — but at what price?
After years of inaction, the state has come up with a comprehensive plan to promote the use of plug-in electric vehicles in New Jersey, a step viewed as critical to dealing with climate change.
The program lays out a detailed plan to create hundreds of charging stations across New Jersey and a $300 million rebate program for those who buy electric cars over the next decade.
Jenna Danielle Addis,
Remington & Vernick Engineers
Tejal Patel, PE
Municipality of Princeton
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 14
Location: Atlantic City Convention Center
Register by Nov. 9
Morning — Room 306
10 AM – Registration, Coffee, and Danish
10:30 AM – Business Meeting
Afternoon — Room 302
12 - 2 PM
Welcome Address - Dan Burke, P.E., President
Invocation - Peter C. Ten Kate
Project of the Year Awards - Tim Kernan/Todd Hay
Introduction of 2018 Officers - Dan Burke, P.E.
Register online at MyPreReg.com/Events/NJSMENov18. Or on our website at NJSME.ORG by Nov. 9.
*Pick up your tickets at the door between 10:30 to 11:30 AM. No tickets will be mailed.*
Plastic is plentiful because it's cheap. And plastic has become even cheaper because it's a waste product of the booming fossil fuel industry.
The surge in plastics and the litter it produces has prompted New Jersey lawmakers to push for one of the strictest bans in the nation. A bill is making its way through Trenton that would ban plastic grocery store bags, straws and foam food and beverage containers.
Historically, plastics used to be a byproduct of oil. That has begun to change, said Paul Chirik, a chemistry professor at Princeton.
Jersey City's purchase of approximately 70 acres of land from Bayfront Redevelopment properties has been approved, Mayor Steven Fulop announced.
The City Council on Oct. 10 passed an agreement to bond $170 million for the purchase of the land and for construction of fundamental infrastructure. About $90 million of the bond will be put toward the purchase of the remediated former Honeywell property while the remainder will be available for development costs including demolition and construction.
Doctoral students at Stevens Institute of Technology hope the robot they're developing will be able to dive into waters and perform tasks that could be very dangerous for humans.
"We would like the robot to be able to do infrastructure inspections, ideally to assess the integrity of underwater infrastructure, make sure everything is intact, working properly, that there are no damages or defects. Or potentially from a security standpoint, that there are no anomalies planted on an underwater piece of infrastructure," said Dr. Brendan Englot, professor of mechanical engineering.
To do this, the robot must be able to understand its location in the water and be able to accurately find the structures it needs to assess.
Sure, modern cities still have to support basic infrastructures like streets and water lines. But some leading cities in the country are looking to grow new types of infrastructure in areas like fiber networks and micro-electric grids. MetroLab is a network of more than 35 city-university partnerships to grow innovation and smart city projects. The concept of partnerships was a key theme during the summit's first panel discussion, which brought together the mayors from Chattanooga,Tennessee, Newark, New Jersey, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
High-rise construction did not halt, or even pause, after the destruction of the World Trade Center. On the contrary, it accelerated. The number of buildings exceeding 200 meters (656 feet) tall worldwide has increased fourfold since 2000, and the construction rate of tall and supertall buildings continues to accelerate. How safe and secure are these buildings?
Increasingly, stringent local and international building codes are reshaping life safety design standards. Some of these safety innovations can be traced to the design of One World Trade Center.
Roads & Bridges
Philadelphia’s Vine Street Expressway, part of I-676, is a 1.75-mile limited-access highway traveling east-west across the northern edge of the city’s central business district.
The expressway connects I-95 and I-76, and was designed to easily move traffic between the surrounding counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Construction quality stands to benefit from wider adoption of emerging technologies like reality capture tools, according to panelists at the Advancing Construction Quality conference in Baltimore, as well as from simpler shifts toward a paperless workflow.
Amazon is the greatest data and analytics company, said Shaun Lewis, senior manager of reality capture at Clark Construction, and the construction industry would do well to look toward its model of leveraging as much data as possible to gain competitive advantage.
Underdeposit corrosion is a phenomenon that leads to pipeline failures and is one of the most damaging forms of corrosion for oil and gas pipelines. It can occur in subsea water injection pipelines, well-fluid pipelines, and large-diameter transmission lines.
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