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Banner Website Wins a South Dakota Addy!!

Banner Website Wins a South Dakota Addy!!

Banner Associates, Inc. | Feb 27, 2017

 

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Miles and Miles to Go - Interesting Facts on Roadways

Miles and Miles to Go - Interesting Facts on Roadways

Beth Niemeyer | Feb 24, 2017

Banner passionately believes in being able to present our clients with the most current engineering information, practices, and regulations, as technology and guidelines are continually changing. January of this year, the Dakota Asphalt Pavement Association Annual Meeting was held in Deadwood, SD. The conference was attended by Banner’s Civil Department staff members, Beth Niemeyer, PE and Scott Mohror, PE. The Asphalt Pavement conference includes many informational seminars on new techniques and technology, and updates on current practices and regulations in regards to our roads and highway systems.

Dr. David Timm of Auburn University and a member of the Board of Directors of NCAT (National Center of Asphalt Technology) was a presenter of one of the seminars, "Long Life Pavement - The Road to a Sustainable Future", and shared some very interesting facts about our roadways; something we take for granted but use every day!

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It All Started with the First President | E-Week, a Celebration of Engineering

It All Started with the First President | E-Week, a Celebration of Engineering

Erin Steever | Feb 22, 2017

George the Surveyor

George Washington was not only the Nation’s first President, he was also a surveyor and an advocate for American civil engineers. Prior to serving as our United States President, he was the President of the Potomac Company; a company created in 1785 to make improvements to the Potomac River and improve its navigability for commerce. One such project was the Potomac Canal. George was unsuccessful at gaining board approval to hire civil engineers to design the Potomac Canal, and in 1823 the failed canal project brought to the forefront the importance of utilizing engineers and changed the view of engineering in America1. The National Society of Professional Engineers began celebrating engineering (E-Week) in 1951 during George Washington’s actual birthday, February 22nd. 

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Coatings - Corrosion Control

Coatings - Corrosion Control

Banner Associates, Inc. | Apr 15, 2016

No matter the material type, most structures require a protective coating to limit the amount of corrosion and extend the life of that structure. One form of quality assurance is coating inspection.

Through previous projects, we have learned the value of properly applied coatings to a project and the Owner’s satisfaction. Not only do properly coated structures look better, they last longer. Recent advancements in the protective coatings industry command a thorough understanding of surface preparation requirements and coating properties for proper inspection of the surface preparation and coating application.

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Freshman Lab Renovation

Freshman Lab Renovation

Banner Associates, Inc. | Mar 15, 2016

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Rapid City, SD

The Freshman Lab at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology dons a new look while incorporating existing exposed ceiling supports and Prospector, the 226 lb. ASCE Student Chapter steel bridge, from the 2008 competition. Sponsored by Banner Associates, the update for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department includes new paint and epoxy coating to the concrete floors. The addition of new tables and chairs were incorporated to better serve the team concept for freshman projects. Perforated window shades were installed for shading the room during presentations while still providing a connection to the outdoor daylighting.

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