Commenting on the USACE Circular, FOSA Chairman Mike Hines said, “FOSA appreciates the Corps of Engineers’ Levee Safety Program’s focus on monitoring and managing flood risks associated with levees. Given the dynamic nature of flood risk, this Circular establishes an appropriate framework.”
Governor Cuomo abandoned plans for a 15-month shutdown of the Canarsie Tunnel....The team consulted with Kenichi Soga, Berkeley professor of civil engineering and a leader in developing fiber optics to detect potential vulnerabilities in large-scale infrastructure projects.
Kenichi Soga leads research developing distributed fiber optic sensors to detect defects, distortions and other vulnerabilities in large-scale infrastructure….Cuomo brought together a team of experts…consulted with Soga, Berkeley professor of civil engineering and a leader in developing fiber optics
In the first quarter of 2020, GDoT completed a successful project to deploy the OptaSense Traffic Monitoring Solution on a section of the I-20 Highway in Atlanta. This project validated the performance of OptaSense’s distributed fiber-optic sensing-based traffic monitoring solution
Researchers are studying ways to use existing fiber-optic cables as distributed sensors to collect data on city road conditions. Verizon and NEC recently conducted a proof-of-concept field trial