Oct 01, 2006

October 2006

Kachemak Bay is the recreational hub for the 4,000 residents of Homer, Alaska, and the many tourists who travel there every year. The bay boasts some of the richest marine invertebrate environments in Alaska’s Cook Inlet. A feeding ground and habitat for…
Urban creeks and lakes can provide important habitats for aquatic life, as well as aesthetic assets to communities. However, the primary function of many urban creeks is the conveyance of storm water to prevent flooding. Often, they have been channelized…
Specifications for reconstruction work on sections of Highway 40 in the province of Québec, Canada, and recent policy announcements by the province’s Transportation Ministry demonstrate that Québec has opted for sustainable highway infrastructure. The…
Change frequently induces strong emotions. A positive response to change opens the mind to innovation, efficiencies and improvements to the quality of life. A negative reaction yields fear, anxiety, anger and stagnation. Change always involves some level…
When traveling on business, Rick Stepien doesn’t mind a little ink on the fingers. The president of CONTECH Stormwater Solutions Inc. is constantly feeling the pulse of the storm water industry, which has him reaching for the local newspaper wherever he…
The engineer’s role in any design project is to design a project that meets the desired purpose, is constructible and ensures the health, safety and welfare of the user. However, engineers do not always recognize the consequences of their designs. Civil…
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