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Engineering student learning in the classroom and in the field

Engineering student learning in the classroom and in the field

Lansing teen Alexander Buoscio recently finished his second year as a summer intern with Chicago-based Walsh Construction.

September 04, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Severing sewers isn't money down drain

EDITORIAL: Severing sewers isn't money down drain

Combined sewer overflows are being identified as a potential source of sewage in the Little Calumet River. That shouldn't come as a big surprise.

June 20, 2014 5:45 pm

Civil engineering scholarship available

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Verlon W. Braselton Memorial Foundation is a nonprofit corporation formed in 1983 as the Robinson Foundation by the principals of Robinson Engineering, Ltd., Consulting Registered Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, of South Holland, to assist students seeking care…

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
New training institute built entirely with American-made materials

New training institute built entirely with American-made materials

PORTAGE | Contractors hired to do work at Northwest Indiana's steel mills, oil refinery and factories can minimize the risk of accidents by first sending workers to a new safety training center, where they can practice entering underground tanks and climbing up scaffolding.

December 05, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

Photos

Four-way stop at Center, 5th streets may reduce mishaps

HOBART | The Board of Works on Wednesday approved a four-way stop sign request from Police Chief Rick Zormier.

April 19, 2013 12:05 am

Vegetative Roofing

After three months of sweaty labor, logistical challenges, and working at night to avoid the heavy traffic of downtown Chicago, Greg Raymond surveyed the green roof he'd just built atop a prominent seven-story Loop office building. He marveled. Birds were moving in. A week later, the butterf…

April 23, 2011 12:00 am Related

Related

State infrastructure rated D+

State infrastructure rated D+

Valparaiso University's Karl Zimmerman, an assistant professor of civil engineering, takes a look at the Martin Luther King Drive bridge over the Borman Expressway closed by INDOT only six years after being constructed. Zimmerman wonders if there is a difference between bridges in Northwes…

September 22, 2010 7:25 pm
Karl Zimmerman

Karl Zimmerman

Karl Zimmerman, an assistant professor of engineering at Valparaiso University, talks about what may have led to the structural deterioration that prompted the state to close the Martin Luther King Drive bridge over the Borman Expressway in Gary.

July 25, 2010 12:00 am
MLK bridge builder, designer face suspension

MLK bridge builder, designer face suspension

Karl Zimmerman, a Valparaiso University engineering professor, places a tape measure next to one of the several cracks that span the Martin Luther King Drive Bridge over the Borman Expressway in Gary.

July 25, 2010 12:00 am
Karl Zimmerman

Karl Zimmerman

Karl Zimmerman, an assistant professor of engineering at Valparaiso University, talks about what may have led to the structural deterioration that prompted the state to close the Martin Luther King Drive bridge over the Borman Expressway in Gary.

July 24, 2010 6:14 pm
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