"ERI was extremely professional, accommodating to our special circumstances, and very helpful when it came to explaining the work being performed. The work was done on time, as neatly as possible, and as close to budget as possible "

— Brian K. Kern
Property Manager
Childress Klein Properties
 
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  • Engineered Restorations, Inc. Partners With Tennessee Aquarium

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    Engineered Restorations, Inc. Partners With Tennessee Aquarium

    The pedestrian arch bridges located at the entry plaza to the world famous Tennessee Aquarium were in need of restoration due to spalled concrete, water infiltration and leaking landscape planters. Engineered Restorations, Inc. was selected by the City of Chattanooga to perform the repairs needed. After removal of the existing landscape by the City, ERI began the restoration process by repairing all damaged concrete with a polymer modified grout followed by protective coatings including an...

  • Options for Bridge Replacement

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    Options for Bridge Replacement

    Repairing America's aging infrastructure, especially its bridges, demands a new approach to construction. In addition to function, safety, and sustainability, engineers working on new designs must consider environmental impact, timeframes for construction, maintenance costs, impact on normal traffic flow, and ease of installation.

    The American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials estimated national infrastructure improvements costs at $140 billion in 2006...

  • Progress Energy Opts for $1B in Repairs for Cracking Fla. Nuke Plant

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    plant has been shut down since 2009, when Progress initiated a planned refueling and replacement of its steam generators. In October 2009, workers for SGT, Charlotte, N.C., the contractor performing this work, were creating an opening in the structure to facilitate generator replacement when they discovered severe internal cracking in the concrete, referred to as delamination, at the periphery of the containment building. Analysis revealed the delamination occurred between horizontal...

  • Construction Training Simulators Are the Textbooks of the 21st Century

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    Construction Training Simulators Are the Textbooks of the 21st Century

    Training programs across the construction industry are adapting to the way today's youth learns.

    Books and videos are no longer enough to get young craft professionals—welders, equipment operators, painters, and other workers—up to speed fast enough to meet skill demands.

    Now, video games are seen as essential training tools as the Guitar Hero generation is entering the workforce.

    "Simulators are the books of the 21st century," says Matthew Wallace, CEO and...

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