Archive for the ‘Worldwide Infrastructure’ Category

Water Infrastructure Innovations in California:

Southern California’s Groundwater Replenishment Systems Water Infrastructure – Orange County Water District’s (OCWD) Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) is a leader in recycling water and providing potable, drought-proof water in an economical and environmentally sound way. Located in southern California’s semi-arid region, Orange County is home to about 3,000,000 people with projected growth of more than 300,000…


Concrete and steel repairs at salt mining facility.

Mining facility concrete and steel repairs. Over 60 years of salt mining had deteriorated this facility which required concrete and steel repairs. Walls, columns, beams and secondary members had significant efflorescence, spalling, steel loss and structural degradation.   The facility, located near Lake Huron, is susceptible to severe lake storms creating excessive moisture and extreme cold. The salt production…


Bridge Pile and Truss Repair

For this bridge and pile repair project, HJ3 repaired and strengthened a bridge that had 93 concrete piles and 2 reinforced trusses in need of repair and strengthening. HJ3’s patented products were used to repair and strengthen the piles 10 feet above and 5 feet below the waterline. Watch the video on our Facebook site  …


Industrial Asset Life Cycle Infographic

Much of our nation’s infrastructure is at the end, or past its serviceable life. HJ3’s carbon fiber technologies have advantages that go beyond cost savings and asset life extension. The environmental savings are huge. This infographics details some of the positive impact carbon fiber solutions provide.


160,000 miles of track, 76,000 rail bridges and 800 tunnels…

U.S. ranks well behind many other countries in overall infrastructure quality in 2014-2015, coming in at 16th. By 2020 the transportation infrastructure investment gap will be -$1 trillion. Investing in rail expansion would have many long-term benefits both financial and ecological. It is estimated that traffic congestion caused U.S. drivers to waste around 3 billion gallons of…


The State of Dams in the US

Written by: Elizabeth Rosenberg There are 87,359 Dams in the US. Their average age is over 53. Many are in need of repair and are considered to pose a high or significant hazard potential. Many communities are located downstream of dams.


Carbon Fiber Recycling

By Elizabeth Rosenberg Senator Cantwell of Washington recently proposed the Carbon Fiber Recycling Act of 2015, a bill calling for further development of carbon fiber recycling. The bill requests that U.S. Department of Energy study the technology, lifecycle, and economic impact of recycled carbon fiber, while working with automotive and aviation industries in developing a…


HJ3 Testimonial – Commercial Building Reinforcement

Commercial high rise buildings began using Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) panels as façades in the early 1970’s. These panels are thin and lightweight compared to traditional pre-cast concrete panels, which decreases superimposed loads on the building. The GFRC facade panels were constructed with a long span that flexed significantly under wind loads causing severe…


Steel Process Vapor Line Repair

There are currently 139 operating oil refineries in the United States, producing nearly 18 million barrels of crude oil daily.  Considering that a vast majority of the 165,000 miles of U.S. oil pipeline is at least 35 years old, the aging pipeline infrastructure is nearing the end of (or has already passed) its serviceable life. …


Carbon Fiber Pedestal Repair

There are almost 7,000 operational power plants in the United States today, and recent years have seen an increase in natural gas power plant construction. While only 13{f00316eaeff19fc4d3daa6454136ee4db9a0ad1868aa2a79e58a2db09827821d} of electricity generation came from natural gas in 1993, projections estimate that natural gas generation will climb to 30{f00316eaeff19fc4d3daa6454136ee4db9a0ad1868aa2a79e58a2db09827821d} by 2030, doubling the projected outputs of renewable…


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