In this article, Civil Engineer, Thomas Lyden provides an overview of winter maintenance operations. His discussion includes two strategies for snow and ice control, anti-icing and de-icing, and how failure to adequately address hazardous road conditions sometimes manifests itself in our forensic casework.
Pavement defects commonly contribute to the cause of motor vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian mishaps.
In this webinar video, experts from our Highway Engineering practice examine typical defects that appear in our casework, the potential consequences, and the relevant standards. The topic is approached from the perspectives of the construction engineer and municipal manager. Attendees will learn how specific defects affect various road users differently and gain insight on the forensic process of investigating a mishap.
In this article, Civil Engineer Thomas Lyden provides an overview of pavement markings in construction work zones. His discussion includes the importance of providing positive guidance within construction work zones, relevant standards, and typical methods of placing and removing markings.
In this article, Civil Engineer Thomas Lyden and Automotive Engineer Roland Hoover provide an overview of pavement crack sealing and discuss how misapplications of sealant can contribute to motorcycle and bicycle crashes.
In this article, Civil Engineer, Thomas Lyden provides an overview of Road Weather Information System in winter maintenance operations. His discussion includes identifying the sensors that are often installed in a RWIS station, the ways in which highway agencies and motorists benefit from RWIS, duties that may result from implementing a RWIS system, and resource decisions that can be made based on current and forecasted weather conditions.