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Reports from the MWBPP Working Groups

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC At the recent TSP2 Midwest Bridge Preservation Partnership (MWBPP) meeting that took place in Minneapolis, the Working Groups met to discuss the status of their activity and outline future developments.  I asked the

Emphasis on Case Studies at the MWBPP Meeting in Early November

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC Bridge preservation case studies will be featured at the 2017 Midwest Bridge Preservation Partnership (MWBPP) meeting held at the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis, MN on November 6-8. The meeting will also focus

Deck Preservation and Retaining Systems are Key Topics at the Upcoming NEBPP in NJ

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC In less than two months, on September 11-13, the Northeast Bridge Preservation Partnership (NEBPP) meeting is scheduled to take place in New Brunswick, NJ. The meeting encompasses four sessions: deck preservation, research needs,

Is the Practice of Bridge Preservation Heroic?

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC A recent article published in The New Yorker magazine draws a parallel between the practice of incremental care in medicine and the preservation of bridges and infrastructures.    The author, Atul Gawande, characterizes

The ECC Bendable Concrete

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC Recently, CNN aired a report about America’s crumbling infrastructures. One of the topics was the so-called “bendable concrete” that was presented as an innovative solution that could extend the service life of US

Healer-Sealers for the Protection of Bridge Decks

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC It is well-known that innovation represents one of the key elements for a successful bridge preservation strategy. An interesting innovation technology for bridge deck protection entails the so called healer-sealers. These are very

From Utah to Panama Following a Humanitarian Call

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC Do engineers have a warm heart? Yes and a generous one! Behind their notoriously serious face, engineers have a generous attitude, which responds to their social call. At the core of their work

Current and Futuristic Methods to Seal Concrete Cracks

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC There are many ways to design concrete mixes. Different types of ingredients and dosages can be used in various combinations so as to respond to construction and specification requirements. However all concrete mixes

The Effects of De-Icing Salts on Concrete Pavements

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC “…If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same…”                                    From “If” by Rudyard Kipling Can de-icing salts be regarded as “impostors”? On one end they

Modern Trends for Concrete Repair – My Top Three

Author: Lorella Angelini, Angelini Consulting Services, LLC The upcoming International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) Convention in Fort Worth, TX, from October 14 to 16, is titled “Modern Trends in the Repair Industry”. The Convention will gather consulting engineers, contractors, owners

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