Finding E. coli after Contamination

August 7, 2020

One of the first papers documenting the occurrence of negative transient pressure in water distribution systems was Walski and Lutes “Hydraulic..

When Sewage Hits the Street

August 3, 2020

It was a rainy Friday afternoon, back when I was executive director of the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority, a regional wastewater system. We had..

Chlorine vs. Chloramines—Which One Wins?

July 27, 2020

Chlorine and chloramines are both effective disinfectants used in water distribution systems. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, and..

What’s the main difference between SYNCHRO and Navisworks?

July 21, 2020

I recently completed a project using SYNCHRO and want to share my findings on what I noticed is the main difference between SYNCHRO and..

Optimize Communication Tower Workflows

July 21, 2020

With the advancement of 4G and build-out of the 5G network occurring at about the same point of time for multiple carriers - and a significant..

How do I Plan Flushing of Water Distribution Systems?

July 21, 2020

When I’m asked the above question, my usual answer is, “Why do you want to flush?” You can’t figure out how to flush water mains until you..

Picking Pumps in Complex Force Mains

July 15, 2020

Selecting the right pump for a wastewater force main that has a single pump station is usually straightforward. Generate the system head curve,..

Is this model calibrated?

July 6, 2020

“Is this model calibrated?” is a question I don’t feel comfortable answering with a yes or no answer, because a yes/no answer is inherently..

Project diversity with STAAD

July 1, 2020

Modeling flexibility, interoperability, and analysis speed with STAAD Well known for providing a solution for industrial applications,..

Real-world civil design projects

June 30, 2020

Take a look at these civil design use-cases with real-world examples of success. An innovative roadway design for 60 years old Corridor Foth..