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03 Jan, 2010

Officially Overseas

Posted by: Skylar In: general|news|Uncategorized

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted.  A very long time.  That said, I’m going to chalk it up to one major event that has been occurring in my life over these past few months.  A little while ago, my wife and I decided that we’d really like to move overseas and see the [...]

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16 Aug, 2009

More Links for the blogroll

Posted by: Skylar In: Uncategorized

It’s been a while since I added to the current blogroll and links page, so here’s a new category for you: Infrastructure.  Here are the new entries: Infrastructure Our Failing Infrastructure INFRASTRUCTURIST – a blog on sanitation Infrastructure Watch Advanced-Infrastructure Road Logic Sewer Watermain – Daily Commercial News Water Wastewater – Daily Commercial News [...]

23 May, 2009

Eng-Tips Roundup – Apr/May ‘09

Posted by: Skylar In: Uncategorized

12″ Force Main-Ball Valve vs Gate Valve calculate landfill liner cover area Culvert installation into running streambed LEED CREDIT 6.1 QUANTITY Why would a culvert be replaced due to severe erosion at outlet? Not meeting minimum fire flows Schedule 40/80 vs C900 water pipe

27 Feb, 2009

Proof that this blog is cutting-edge

Posted by: Skylar In: Uncategorized

The screenshots say it all: Thanks for reading.  More friday fun on the way…

28 Jan, 2009

ASCE Infrastructure Report Card ’09

Posted by: Skylar In: Uncategorized

Today the American Society of Civil Engineers revealed their 2009 report card for America’s infrastructure.  The report card provides an overall grade of D, and ASCE estimates that $2.2 trillion over 5 years will be required to fund all the repairs and upgrades needed. For an additional synopsis, check out this post at the official [...]

27 Jan, 2009

It’s been a while.

Posted by: Skylar In: Uncategorized

So, here’s the classic post where I describe how busy I’ve been and why I haven’t posted anything for a while.  I couldn’t even attend the “Unbottle It!” campaign when it came through town this past week.  If you live near Whitby, Toronto, or Peterborough, I’d recommend checking it out if you get the chance.  [...]

02 Dec, 2008

Acting as a Civil Engineering Journalist

Posted by: Skylar In: Uncategorized

I just checked my email inbox, and there’s a note from the ASCE about some sort of press release.  Unsure of how they decided to send this information to me, and at the same time somewhat flattered, I’ll post it out on the ‘net.  Only because that’s what they seem to want.  From the inbox: [...]

If you haven’t heard about the new (ish) stormwater extensions for Civil3d, I’d recommend heading over to this page to download them and take a look.  While I have not had a chance to run through the extensions’ functionality personally, a recent post over at covers some of the basics of rainfall data and [...]

23 Oct, 2008

Posted by: Skylar In: Uncategorized

If you haven’t heard of Akvo yet, you should head over to their site to take a look.  I was originally quite impressed with the idea, but I didn’t have a chance to blog about it yet. Akvo is a site that attempts to use the internet as a tool to help provide clean water [...]

05 Aug, 2008

Katrina a failure of civil engineering

Posted by: Skylar In: Uncategorized

City Journal recently posted an article on the true reasons for the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina. The author argues that the problems in New Orleans occurred due to poorly designed and maintained infrastructure. It’s an interesting point, and something that should be a warning to anyone who works in the field of stormwater management. Katrina’s [...]


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