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Iowa Department of Transportation
المجال: Government; Transportation
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Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is the state agency responsible for the organization, construction, and maintenance of the of Iowa's highway system. Located in Ames, Iowa DOT is also responsible for licensing drivers and programming and planning for aviation, rail, and public transit.
An engineering term that describes a timber or other truss member that is subjected to squeezing or pushing. Also see tension member.
Industry:Construction
Transverse brace between two main longitudinal members.
Industry:Construction
A bridge built of beams, either classified as a short-span or long-span beam bridge, which is supported on beams whose ends rest on piers or abutments.
Industry:Construction
A joint in which the assembled elements and members are united through fusion of metal.
Industry:Construction
The enlarged lower portion of the substructure or foundation that rests directly on the soil, bedrock or piles; usually below grade and not visible.
Industry:Construction
In addition to classifying metal truss bridges by name, their form is further distinguished by the location of the bridge deck in relation to the top and bottom chords, and by their structural behavior. In a deck configuration, traffic travels on top of the main structure; in a pony configuration traffic travels between parallel superstructures, which are not cross-braced at the top; in a through configuration, traffic travels through the superstructure (usually a truss), which is cross-braced above and below traffic.
Industry:Construction
The plate forming the web element of a plate girder, built-up beam or column.
Industry:Construction
The displacement of a structural member or system under load.
Industry:Construction
The static load imposed by the weight of materials that make up the bridge structure itself.
Industry:Construction
Legally halting a company or individuals ability to bid or participate in construction proceedings for a defined period of time.
Industry:Construction