Most of the water infrastructure of the US were constructed in late 1940s and therefore they are old. Aging water utilities are weak and vulnerable to leaks and failures, which may be caused by natural and mad-made stimuli. Considering that majority of the water pipes in the US were embedded at the close of World… Continue reading Dealing with Aging Water Utilities of the US through Infrastructure Asset Management
Category: Infrastructure Management
New Orleans Achieves Stronger Infrastructure Resilience thru the IHNC Surge Barrier
The catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 provide many lessons on infrastructure resilience. The threat of storm surges remains because of the city’s average elevation level is six feet (or almost 2 meters) below sea level and being bodies of water surround the city. In 2005, the 28-foot storm surge that Hurricane Katrina created… Continue reading New Orleans Achieves Stronger Infrastructure Resilience thru the IHNC Surge Barrier
Learning Resource for Centralians – Optimised Decision Making, IDS and the Deighton Water Model
Recently, I read the article “Optimised Decision Making, IDS and the Deighton Water Model – An Introduction” which sparked my attention. Published on the Inframanage.com site, the article includes a video that demonstrates the Deighton Water Model and the resource persons talked about the implication to finance and infrastructure management. As a civil engineering graduate,… Continue reading Learning Resource for Centralians – Optimised Decision Making, IDS and the Deighton Water Model
What New Zealand Can Offer to the World Other than Dairy Products, Meat, Wine and Tourism
I’m sure dairy products, meat and wine would be on top of the list when you think about New Zealand, not to mention sheep, deer and cows. For its scenic sites from the North Island to South Island, New Zealand has become the world’s popular tourist destination. The location shooting of popular movies like “Lord… Continue reading What New Zealand Can Offer to the World Other than Dairy Products, Meat, Wine and Tourism
Renewable Energy Projects Key To Infrastructure Resilience in Disaster Areas of the Philippines?
When Typhoon Yolanda battered Northern Iloilo on 8 November, it brought much havoc to Estancia, including Bayas Island, which is 8 kilometers off the town. Amidst the surrounding destruction in the island, the solar panel that Central Philippine University Affiliated Renewable Energy Center (CPU-AREC) installed in 2001 remains standing and functioning. Typhoon Yolanda blew off… Continue reading Renewable Energy Projects Key To Infrastructure Resilience in Disaster Areas of the Philippines?
Why Civil Engineering Remains a Bright and Lucrative Course
I read an article titled “Philippine Government Increases Infrastructure Expenditure to 5% of GDP in 2014 – Is This Enough?” and realised that Civil Engineering is a good course of choice. Do you know why? The Philippine Government has earmarked $9.24 billion (3% of GDP) for infrastructure spending in the 2014 budget. Infrastructure spending will… Continue reading Why Civil Engineering Remains a Bright and Lucrative Course
Top 10 International Tourist Destinations Part 2
This is article is the second part, which covers the top 5 of 10 popular tourist destinations of the world. Travelling can mean differently to people. For some it is a necessary part of work, a lifestyle for some, and for most of us a luxury or a treat. It is almost a single activity… Continue reading Top 10 International Tourist Destinations Part 2
Top 10 International Tourist Destinations Part 1
Whether you are a seasoned traveller, a hesitant one, or still daydreaming about your first adventure this article will be helpful to you. Travel can mean differently to people. For some it is a necessary part of an occupation or career, some as a passion or hobby, while to others or most, a luxury. When… Continue reading Top 10 International Tourist Destinations Part 1