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Edwards studies aging pipes and water contamination

Contaminated Tap Water Could Become More Common Thanks to Failing Infrastructure – The Atlantic “FLINT, Mich.—Melissa Mays looks around the emergency room at a frail, elderly man in a wheelchair and a woman with a hacking cough and can’t quite believe she’s here. Until a few months ago, she was healthy—an active mother of three Read more…

Virginia Tech teams with Federal Highway Administration

BLACKSBURG, Va., June 30, 2015 – In a project funded by the Federal Highway Administration, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has welcomed the first Sideway-force Coefficient Routine Investigation Machine, or SCRIM for short, to the United States. The project objective is to assist states in the development of Pavement Friction Management Programs and demonstrate continuous Read more…

John E. Taylor named Preston and Catharine White Professor

John E. Taylor, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been named Preston and Catharine White Professor by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. The professorship is funded from the Preston and Catharine White Endowment for the Myers-Lawson School of Construction. The endowment was established in Read more…

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