Tag: UMaine

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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image of girders being placed by a crane at the Grist Mill Bridge location

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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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 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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The Maine Better Transportation Association on a tour of the ASCC lab

Maine Better Transportation Association Board Visits ASCC Lab

Orono, ME – During their recent annual meeting, contractors and engineers from the Maine Better Transportation Association (MBTA) Board visited UMaine’s Advanced Structures & Composites Center, and the newly completed Ferland Engineering Center. At the ASCC they were shown through the various labs by Richard Fredricks, a senior member of the Additive Manufacturing team. Here […]

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2022 TIDC Student Recognition Night Announcement

TIDC Holds Student Recognition Night and Student Poster Contest

Posted on October 21, 2020 Orono, ME – Virtual The Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC) located at the University of Maine hosted their 1st Annual Student Recognition Night & 2nd Annual Student Poster Contest. During the Ceremony, students from TIDC’s member universities at the University of Maine, University of Connecticut, University of Massachusetts Lowell, University […]

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