Paul Egan Detroit Free Press Published 6:30 AM EDT Apr 19, 2019 LANSING — Michigan's highest-in-the-nation gross truck weights are responsible for significant damage to state roads and bridges, despite years of denials from the Michigan Department of Transportation, experts say. The issue is an important one as residents consider Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's plan to "fix the damn roads" by hiking the tax on both regular and diesel fuels by 45 cents per gallon but not changing Michigan's truck weight laws. The plan would raise an extra $2.5 billion a year — of which $1.9 billion would be spent on roads and bridges. For years, MDOT has had a ready answer when motorists draw a link between roads that are ranked among the nation's worst and a truck weight limit of 164,000 pounds that is more than double the federal limit. It's not the total weight of the truck that matters — it's the amount of weight carried by each truck axle, the … [Read more...] about Experts weigh in on how much trucks in Michigan damage roads
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Engineers at the council have defended work done as part of the Headland Sea Defences scheme. Work on the £9.5million scheme, which aims to strengthen Headland sea defences against erosion, has faced criticism from residents despite it recently being nominated for an engineering award. Coping stones on a new ramp fell out in December sparking an investigation by Hartlepool Borough Council, while in January two more large stones at the top of the sea wall near Sea View Terrace had moved out of position.Experts at the council say they are looking into concerns of an increased noise and vibration from the scheme.Council senior engineer Kieran Bostock, speaking at a council community forum, said work on the scheme is not yet complete but they decided to open the area over the winter due to public demand.He added the work was safe and stable and prompt action was taken to the reported faults.He said: “The bulk of the main work was completed last October so we took the decision … [Read more...] about Hartlepool Borough Council engineer defends Headland Sea Defence work
Civil Engineering is one of the core branches of Engineering which influences almost all the spheres of life. If you plan to pursue Bachelor of Technology(B.Tech) in Civil Engineering, you will be required to work in the construction industry as well as in the business, management, and financial sectors. As a Civil Engineer, you will have a solid grasp of Science, Mathematics, and Technology, and you’ll learn to design, create and build structures efficiently making the best use of available resources and techniques; build your understanding of issues related to the planning and execution of the various projects that you take up. Besides Engineering in Civil, will help to develop many skills in you which will include: a creative approach to problem-solving, critical thinking approach, an ability to interpret data, numeracy, IT and communication skills. Also, you will be equipped with the analytical & decision-making abilities and an awareness of ethical issues. You will … [Read more...] about B.Tech Civil Admissions 2019: What are the career options after B.Tech in Civil Engineering?
NEW DELHI: The Bennett University's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is organising 36th International Conference on Vibroengineering jointly with JVE International. Vibroengineering Conference The Vibroengineering conference will be held at Bennett University, located at Greater Noida, from December 13-15. The conference will cover a wide range of topics including Dynamics, Noise, Vibration and Control Engineering related to aerospace, transport, energy, seismic, infrastructure, environmental, military, civil engineering and other industries. Researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners from all over the world will present their latest research results, foster discussion, new ideas, develop partnerships and also publish conference paper in Vibroengineering Procedia indexed in major scientific databases. The participants will present their recent research advances, exchange ideas in innovative engineering technologies. The attendees can learn from a broad … [Read more...] about Bennett University to conduct ‘Vibroengineering’ conference and 3-day engineering workshop in Greater Noida
An internal company briefing produced by Google and leaked exclusively to Breitbart News argues that due to a variety of factors, including the election of President Trump, the “American tradition” of free speech on the internet is no longer viable. Despite leaked video footage showing top executives declaring their intention to ensure that the rise of Trump and the populist movement is just a “blip” in history, Google has repeatedly denied that the political bias of its employees filter into its products.But the 85-page briefing, titled “The Good Censor,” admits that Google and other tech platforms now “control the majority of online conversations” and have undertaken a “shift towards censorship” in response to unwelcome political events around the world. Examples cited in the document include the 2016 election and the rise of Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) in Germany. Responding to the leak, an … [Read more...] about ‘THE GOOD CENSOR’: Leaked Google Briefing Admits Abandonment of Free Speech for ‘Safety And Civility’