Author: aschanck

TIDC Research to Enhance the Lateral & Torsional Capacity of Helical Piles with a Novel Collar Vane

TIDC researchers are investigating novel solutions to enhance the lateral and torsional capacity of helical piles.  Conventional helical piles are lightweight foundational shafts designed for use in infrastructure assets such as streetlights, signposts, and other foundations. They are quick and easy to install, non-intrusive, less cumbersome, and less expensive than other deep foundation systems, allowing […]

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2024 Rail Symposium Concluded

The Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC), housed within the ASCC, held its annual New England Railroad Symposium virtually on February 21st featuring presentations from a wide range of rail industry professionals including representatives from academia, industry, and government. This event received significant support and participation from the Maine Department of Transportation’s (MaineDOT) rail development & […]

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TIDC Featured in UMaine Research Report

TIDC was recently featured in the University of Maine’s Annual Research Report, which highlights programs and achievements from throughout the University over the past year. The title of the article is ‘Innovating the roads of tomorrow’ – a great summary of TIDC’s mission to improve the durability of highway, bridge, port, and rail assets. We […]

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TIDC Hosts Annual Night of Recognition for Student Excellence

Orono, ME – The Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC) recognized 28 students from their six member universities at the Annual TIDC Student Recognition Night virtually on December 13th, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. In accordance with TIDC’s motto of “Students First,” the event highlighted the accomplishments and contributions of their students from the past year. The […]

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Celebrating TIDCs Annual Conference Success

The Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center at the University of Maine (TIDC) held its annual conference at the Wells Conference Center on the UMaine campus August 8th through 10th. This event brought together presenters from Academia, Industry, and State & Municipal Government to discuss deploying innovative transportation research findings from the lab to the field including […]

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TIDC Welcomes Maine Sixth Graders for a Bridge-Building Event

Orono, Maine – On Wednesday, June 16, the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC) hosted 45 sixth-grade students from the towns of Clinton and Albion, Maine for a bridge-building activity at the Advanced Structures & Composite Center (ASCC). Before arriving, the students teamed together to build a number of bridges using only toothpicks and hot glue.  […]

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UMaine’s VEMI Lab Aims to Improve Transportation Equity with Room-Sized Simulator

UMaine’s VEMI Lab Aims to Improve Transportation Equity with Room-Sized Simulator Orono, ME – One of the University of Maine’s most innovative lab spaces strives to solve unmet challenges with technology. The Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction Laboratory, or VEMI Lab, has over 15 years of human-computer interaction and research education expertise. With a team […]

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Dr. Roberto Lopez-Anido courtesy of UMaine Alumni Association

TIDC Researcher, Dr. Lopez-Anido, Named 2023 Distinguished Maine Professor

Header Image Courtesy of UMaine Alumni Association Orono, ME – Dr. Roberto Lopez-Anido, P.E. has been named the 2023 Distinguished Maine Professor by the UMaine Alumni Association. “The annual Distinguished Maine Professor Award honors a UMaine professor who exemplifies the highest qualities of teaching, research and public service. It is sponsored by the UMaine classes […]

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TIDC Researcher Introduces Engineering to Millinocket & Medway Students

Millinocket & Medway, ME – On a snowy January morning during a normal school day, Professor Aaron Gallant and his graduate research assistant, Temitope Omokinde, made the trip up I-95 from the University of Maine to Medway Middle School & Schenck High School. There, they introduced elementary through high school students to the world of […]

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