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Market Spotlight: Departments of Transportation

Posted by Edward Dill on Jun 26, 2017 9:14:00 AM

The Aptus roster of clients is incredibly varied. We work with a variety of organizations in telecom, security, and municipal utilities, but one of our primary market segments has always been departments of transportation.

The national DOT is responsible for over 4,000,000 miles of highway and millions of miles of public-facing utility pipelines such as those for natural gas and oil. How does Aptus work in tandem with these organizations and what is our value-add?

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Infrastructure, DOTs

3 Things to Know About Cathodic Protection

Posted by Edward Dill on Apr 14, 2017 10:07:00 AM

The corrosion of steel is one of the biggest challenges facing America’s bridges today. With consistent atmospheric exposure, steel rivets, reinforcements, and piping used in bridge construction are particularly vulnerable to rust. Corrosion control is a necessary step in improving our country’s failing bridge infrastructure.

Cathodic protection is one of the primary strategies employed in mitigating corrosion on bridges. How much do you know about this time- and money-saving technique and what it offers bridge infrastructure?

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Topics: Infrastructure, Safety

America's Crumbling Bridges: Importance of Utilities Inspections

Posted by Edward Dill on Apr 6, 2017 10:54:00 AM

America has well over 600,000 bridges, nearly a fifth of which are over 50 years old. Both municipalities and the federal government are taking note of American bridges’ deficiencies and working to remedy structural and aesthetic challenges across the board. One of the most complicated and fastest-growing areas of bridge maintenance is bridge-attached utilities: the pipelines that use bridges to carry some of the country’s most essential utilities.

Why is it so important that America’s bridge-attached utilities are inspected often?

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Infrastructure

Market Spotlight: Infrastructure Security

Posted by Edward Dill on Mar 28, 2017 10:41:00 AM

“Infrastructure security” may sound like a term that refers to computers and firewalls, but it’s actually far more tangible. America’s infrastructure – bridges, roads, electric grid, and more – are vulnerable, but infrastructure security experts seek to lessen the risk.

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Topics: Infrastructure, Security

What the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card Means for the Future of American Bridges

Posted by Edward Dill on Mar 22, 2017 9:56:00 AM

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers releases a comprehensive report on the state of the country’s infrastructure. From ports to roads to dams, the infrastructure in America is rated on safety, durability, and physical condition. The 2017 Infrastructure Report Card was released on March 9 of this year.

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Infrastructure