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Case Study: Putting Green Infrastructure to Work

The blank slate of a new project can offer invaluable opportunities for innovative design and construction methods. The design and construction of the Water...

Western Sydney Airport Highlights Importance of Technology in Earthworks

The Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport (WSA) project is a rare greenfield opportunity for a new airport rather than a reconstruction or renovation...

From Stuck in a Hole to “Dr. Dirt”

Jim Spotts Devotes Career to Learning and Teaching All Things Soil As a young boy with a lot of time on his hands, Jim Spotts...

Perspective: The Equatorial Rainforest’s Role in Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise

There is no doubt that the global sea level is rising. The global mean sea level has risen 8 to 9 inches (21 to...

Assessment of Potential Impacts of Highway Construction on Streams

Road construction is a substantial disturbance of the terrestrial environment that may also impact stream water quality. Logging and clearing the right of way,...

Topsoil Preservation and Restoration on Construction Sites

Topsoil, as defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary, is “surface soil usually including the organic layer in which plants have most of their roots and which...

Drones Enhance BMP Planning and Compliance Monitoring

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) — also known as drones — are quickly becoming one of the top 21st century...

Wetland Response to Climate Change

Climate change is expected to have numerous effects, including more intense storms, periods of drought and rising sea levels. These effects are likely to...

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