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Category: Civil Engineering

The Washington State Derailment and Positive Train Control

After more than a decade of planning and construction, a new section of track was opened for Amtrak passenger service south of Tacoma, Washington on Dec. 18, 2017.  The old route that Amtrak trains used to take went northwest from Tacoma along the coast of Puget Sound, around a peninsula named Point Defiance, and then down the coastline several miles until it crossed Interstate 5 south of the small town of DuPont and headed south inland.  The new shorter route…

The inflatable bridge

The concrete dome, which is then cut on both ends, creating a bridge. Credit: Vienna University of Technology A wildlife crossing over the upcoming Koralm railway is being built using a new construction technique developed by TU Wien. Traditional support structures are replaced by an air cushion. The shell construction methods which are usually used to build bridges and domes generally rely on expensive support structures. However, a team of engineers from TU Wien have now developed a new technique…

Capstone cultivates creativity in solving real-world problems

Mizzou Engineering puts a twist on its capstone courses, frequently partnering with outside clients to give students the opportunity to tackle real-world problems. One group worked with the City of Columbia on its sustainability efforts. University of Missouri capstone courses are the culmination of years of undergraduate education, a chance for graduating seniors to bring the fruits of their labor to bear in one final course. Mizzou Engineering puts a twist on its capstone courses, frequently partnering with outside clients…

The Statistical Modeling System Powering LinkedIn Salary

Introduction For most job seekers, salary (or, more broadly, compensation) is a crucial consideration in choosing a new job opportunity. Indeed, more candidates (74%) want to see salary information compared to any other feature in a job posting, according to a survey of over 5,000 job seekers in the United States and Canada. At the same time, job seekers face challenges in learning the salaries associated with different jobs, given the dearth of reliable sources containing compensation data. The LinkedIn…

AI insights could help reduce injuries in construction industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) is giving researchers at the University of Waterloo new insights to help reduce wear-and-tear injuries and boost the productivity of skilled construction workers. Studies using motion sensors and AI software have revealed expert bricklayers use previously unidentified techniques to limit the loads on their joints, knowledge that can now be passed on to apprentices in training programs. “The people in skilled trades learn or acquire a kind of physical wisdom that they can’t even articulate,” said…

Project Falco joins SONiC Community (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud)

The Production Engineering team at LinkedIn quickly recognized the value that SONiC and its open source community would bring as the network operating system for our Project Altair-defined architecture data center fabric. As discussed in earlier blog posts, our requirements for a switching platform are to be one that allows us to be more flexible in our system design choices, while abstracting away complexity. We ensure this flexibility through a set of predefined criteria: Run our silicon of choice on…

Automating Your Oncall: Open Sourcing Fossor and Ascii Etch

One of our sayings in Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is that the goal of your job is to “automate yourself out of the job.” While some may have concerns of being replaced by robots, SRE’s see the value of automating work. It opens up time, removes tedious or repetitive tasks from a workflow, and allows our engineers to spend their valuable time on more complex issues. Used properly, automation opens the door for us to do more thorough investigations of…

Building hurricane-proof roofs

Credit: Florida International University An FIU professor has a plan to get rid of the blue tarps that inevitably appear on rooftops after a hurricane. Arindam Gan Chowdhury has patented a concrete roofing system that aims to replace the hundreds of individual shingles or barrel tiles, not to mention thousands of nails as well as plywood sheathing and wooden trusses, that often put housetops at risk. “Why have so many elements?” the civil engineer asks. “Any weak link creates…

STEM Cubs gets boost from local chapter of construction organization

The funding from the Construction Specification Institute allowed the latest STEM Cubs event to double in size, from 60 kids total to 120, and ensured that they were provided with food and materials for the various activities, including building ramps, 3D printing, constructing string telephones and more. Photo courtesy of Tojan Rahhal. The first STEM Cubs event saw Mizzou Engineering, the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies and the Office of Inclusivity, Diversity and Outreach come together to provide…

Cloudflare named a leader in The Forrester Wave: DDoS Mitigation Solutions

Cloudflare has been recognized as a leader in the “Forrester WaveTM: DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Q4 2017.” The DDoS landscape continues to evolve. The increase in sophistication, frequency, and range of targets of DDoS attacks has placed greater demands on DDoS providers, many of which were evaluated in the report. This year, Cloudflare received the highest scores possible in 15 criteria, including: Length of Implementation Layers 3 and 4 Attacks Mitigation DNS Attack Mitigation IoT Botnets Multi-Vector Attacks Filtering Deployment Secure…