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|Publication Number: Date: March/April 1998|
Issue No: Vol. 61 No. 5
Date: March/April 1998
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program was established in 1982 by the Small Business Innovation Development Act (Public Law 97-219).
As with most construction today, the emphasis on cost control and quality control of soil is prompting the implementation of mechanistic designs, performance specifications, and contractor warranties.
by Michael Halladay
In 1987, the U.S. Congress authorized the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) - a five-year, applied research initiative - to develop and evaluate techniques and technologies to combat the deteriorating conditions of the nation's highways and to improve their performance, durability, safety, and efficiency.
What are they, who is eligible, when are the entries due, where are the awards presented, and how can we apply? The "Call for Entries" tells you all that and more.
by Kevin Heanue and Susan B. Petty
At the Kyoto Conference in December 1997, the world's nations struggled to set binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions to protect future generations. Because climate change is a global and long-term issue, the urgency of this effort is easily denied.
by Susan Lane and Doug Rekenthaler Jr.
Each year, ribbon-cutting ceremonies are held throughout the United States and abroad to dedicate majestic new bridges and highways designed to move millions of people from one place to another as efficiently and comfortably as possible.
Forty-two people were killed in the collapse of the double-decked Cypress Freeway in Oakland, Calif., on Oct. 17, 1989, when the Loma Prieta Earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area.
by Dennis G. Sixbey
It was a perfect October day in 1997 when a Penn State professor and researchers from all over the world gathered at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) in McLean, Va., to perform a critical step in an experiment to measure road evenness.
The Washington, D.C., metropolitan region is the nation's second most congested area. The region also has the second longest commute time, and area residents spend a cumulative 552,900 hours per day stuck in traffic.
The Federal Highway Administration employees who died as a result of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City April 19, 1995.