Performing A Better Bridge Inspection
America’s Infrastructure an embarrasmentJanuary 22nd, 2015 Author: Doug Thaler
According to an MIT faculty newsletter “Most of our road, rail, water, sewer, electric power, wired telephone, and other distributed systems infrastructure are old and in need of repair. Our ports, airports, and rail terminals are archaic, ill designed, badly run, and poorly maintained.”
The enclosed article is interesting in that is fully explains how the lack of engineering students and advances by our engineering firms is causing the US to be excluded from even bidding on international infrastructure projects. Internationally infrastructure is the lifeblood of a nations economy and if we do not up our game it will have a major impact on our own infrastructure as well as gravely affect the US economy.
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By locating early stage deterioration and properly maintaining & conducting repairs the service life of our critical infrastructure assets can be extended and untimely replacements