Sunday, November 28, 2010

Town Fork Creek combined sewer improvements

Paul Anderson, P.E. joined the show to share the plans for improving the sewer service in the Town Fork Creek watershed. Town Fork Creek flows NE into Brush Creek, near the Bruce Watkins Center. The plans include a deep tunnel which will be connected to the Brush Creek tunnel -- the two tunnels can help reduce flooding and overflows cooperatively. The Town Fork Creek plan also includes some sewer separation with that stormwater flow going to a local green solution for infiltration. More details are laid out in the Overflow Control Plan, which was recently finalized. Listen to the podcast.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Give Thanks!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Dr. Greg King on porous concrete winter safety

Prof. Greg King from the Mechanical Engineering faculty at UMKC joined the show to talk about his research with Prof. John Kevern on winter safety advantages of porous concrete. Dr. King shared some biomechanics insight on the balance of walking (and falling). Listen to the podcast.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Kauffman Performing Arts Center construction

Kyle McQuiston from J.E. Dunn joins the show to talk about the construction of the Kauffman Performing Arts Center at 17th & Broadway in Kansas City. Kyle and Deb discussed the erection of the steel ribs, how construction is staged in an urban site, and the acoustic isolation of the two performance halls. Listen to the podcast.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank you, veterans!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Bartle Hall (original) construction

Bill Clawson, Ph.D., P.E. from HNTB shared some of the design details on the major Bartle Hall expansion which was completed in the early 1990s. Deb got lots of her questions answered about how Bartle Hall was constructed over I-70. Bill explained that Bartle Hall is like two bridges, one for the roof and one for the exhibit floor. He also explained the low-contraction concrete mix that allowed very large concrete pours for the exhibit floor. Listen to the podcast.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Tomorrow is Election Day!