Sunday, February 28, 2010

Concrete in the new kcICON Bridge

Brian Kidwell, P.E. and Bryan Wilkerson joined the show today to discuss the kcICON Bridge which will replace the Paseo/I-35 Bridge over the Missouri River. They discussed the high-strength concrete, the extent of the site, the improvement of on/off ramps, and the iconic beauty of the design. A number of Kansas City design and construction firms are building this bridge for MODOT. Listen to the broadcast.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Water, Water listeners are smarter than this

Read carefully and don't be fooled by the dihydrogen monoxide techno-babble: Of course, you are encouraged to tease other people with this info.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ceki Halmen, Ph.D. - Concrete, corrosion and a tunnel

Prof. Ceki Halmen from UMKC Civil Engineering shared some subtle details about why reinforcing steel in concrete corrodes, and told us the fascinating tale about the new Marmaray rail tunnel across the Bosporus. Listen to the podcast.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Smile... spring will come

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Kansas City's Concrete Landmarks

Christy Martin, Executive Director of the Concrete Promotional Group, and Todd LaTorella, P.E., Executive Director of the Missouri/Kansas American Concrete Pavement Association, joined the show to share some interesting trivia and factoids about the use of concrete in the Kansas City area (and around the world). Did you know that airport runaways are 24" thick? Or that the Liberty Memorial is concrete with a limestone facade? If you're interested in green applications of concrete, listen to Dr. John Kevern's broadcast on porous concrete. Listen to the podcast.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Mell Henderson - Transportation Plan

Mell Henderson, the Transportation Director at the Mid-America Regional Council, joined to the show to share the regional transportation plan. Listen to the podcast. Two more public meetings are available:

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 7–8:30 p.m. Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch, Lower Level 4801 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64112 [Map] [Please RSVP]

Special meeting hosted by the city of Leavenworth, Kan. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 6:30-8 p.m. Riverfront Community Center 123 S. Esplanade St., Leavenworth, Kan. 66048 [Map] [Please RSVP]