ASCE Report Forecasting U.S. Infrastructure Needs Through 2025 U.S. infrastructure needs exceed $2 trillion, American Society of Civil Engineers says As public spending on infrastructure declines, America will underinvest in its infrastructure by an estimated more than $2 trillion between 2016-2025, a new report from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) says. According to […]
Selecting pipe and piping materials involves many factors. Designers should approach these decisions and identify strengths and weaknesses of various pipe materials and connection methods. Learning objectives Understand the pros and cons of various piping materials. Become familiar with some issues related to materials compatibility. Learn about corrosion issues in hydronic and domestic piping systems. […]
The number of bridges with structural deficiencies dropped by just 1% last year. The general climate has a lot to do with how bridge-attached utilities perform. Aptus has worked on bridge utilities in almost every state, in almost every climate. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association(ARTBA) analysis of the recently released U.S. DOT 2018 National Bridge […]
Bridge-attached utilities perform differently depending on the climate of the area. Aptus has worked on bridge utilities in almost every state and nearly every climate.
According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, nearly 10% of the 600,000+ bridges in the United States were “structurally deficient” as of 2016. Almost 40% of U.S. bridges are more than fifty years old, and the maintenance backlog for bridges is now in the hundreds of billions of dollars.
Ruptures are one of the most pressing issues facing America’s bridge-attached pipelines, and they’re more common than you think. Sensitive utilities such as gas and water are susceptible to rupture for myriad reasons including inclement weather, deferred maintenance, and even accidental puncture.