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Engineering infrastructure innovations start in Oklahoma (OPINION)

Engineering infrastructure innovations start in Oklahoma (OPINION)

NewsOK.com
BY THOMAS LANDERS
Updated: Sun, February 17, 2019 1:56 AM

Annually we celebrate National Engineers Week by recognizing the latest engineering advancements and discoveries. Many of the students, faculty and researchers in the University of Oklahoma Gallogly College of Engineering produce work that impacts people and technology globally, but much of our work impacts people right here in Oklahoma, especially our efforts to improve our state’s infrastructure.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation maintains more than 30,000 roadway miles. In addition to the 1.37 million registered vehicles in Oklahoma, our state is the hub for our nation’s major trade routes of I-35, I-40, I-44 and U.S. 69. The trucking industry annually moves 500 million tons of freight in our state. As our infrastructure ages, the demand for strong, reliable roads and bridges is critical.

Researchers at the Gallogly College of Engineering work closely with ODOT and private concrete companies to design infrastructure innovations that would improve the durability and longevity of concrete materials while decreasing maintenance and repair costs... FULL ARTICLE

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