Making Industrial Operations More Sustainable with KIM and Hard-Cem Background While they’re not the first item that people think of when they consider what makes a successful facility, the facility floors are crucial to creating a productive workplace. When smooth and even, these floors allow employees at a facility to work at an optimal pace, … Read More
Rehabilitating a Seawall with Solutions That Can Withstand Marine Environments Background For over 120 years, a seawall of 3.5 km (2.2 mi) has encompassed Governors Island, protecting it, keeping the land together, and standing strong against the force of the surrounding sea. Over time, this impenetrable barrier started to wear down. To rehabilitate the wall, … Read More
Background The Seton Canal was constructed in the early 1950s to carry water from Seton Lake at the Seton Dam downstream to the Seton Powerhouse. The canal is an open, concrete-lined trapezoidal-shape, approximately 3850 m (12,600 ft.) in length. The canal had deteriorated over its 55 years in service and had severe large scale cracking … Read More
Background The Canal Santa Lucia is a 2.5 km (1.5 mile) long 1.2 m deep artificial river in the heart of Monterrey, Mexico. The canal is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Monterrey and features fountains, bridges, murals and restaurants along the waterway. When constructing the second phase of the canal that would … Read More
Background The Krabbersgat-locks at Enkhuizen are the Netherlands’ busiest recreation locks. This unique structure is called a Naviduct and is the world’s first and only combination of an aqueduct and a ship lock. Because the bridge, located in the Enkhuizen-Lelystad dike, has to be opened for almost every ship, long waiting times are a regular … Read More
Background Located on the Dubai waterfront, Dubai Drydocks is one of the largest in the world. The shipyard employs more than 5,000 workers and as many as 1,500 subcontractors. More than 5,000 vessels and oil rigs have been built, repaired and maintained at the facility since it opened in 1983. A vessel requiring repairs at … Read More
Background The Palm Islands are the three largest man-made islands in the world. Construction on the “Eighth Wonder of the World” began in May, 2002 off the coast of Dubai. It is expected to be one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Each of the islands (Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali, and Palm Deira) are … Read More
Background Richmond Aquatic Center was constructed in 1996 near the Fraser River in Richmond, BC. The facility’s 57 meter (187 feet) competitive pool has an 5.5 meter (18 foot) dive tank that is 3 meters (10 feet). below the water table. Because of the proximity to the ocean and major river system, the high water … Read More
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