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Underground Utility Colour Codes Explained
Underground utility colour codes are used to differentiate and identify underground utilities to protect it from damage during excavation. There are different types of utilities and in order to tell them apart coloured lines, flags or sometimes both are used. They help mark the location and indicate the type of utility that is buried underground.

I had no idea! (via Tony Finch)
utilities  power  underground  excavation  digging  repair  urban  infrastructure  via:jm 
november 2018 by ignatz
Fire Escapes
All about fire escapes, their varieties and problems.
firefighting  urban  infrastructure  safety 
october 2017 by ignatz
North Sea Infrastructure - TenneT
TenneT presents Hub and Spoke concept for large scale wind energy on the North Sea.
energy  infrastructure  windpower 
march 2017 by ignatz
South Bay Power Outage Triggered By ‘Wiring Error,’ Southern California Edison Says « CBS Los Angeles
A "wiring error" associated with an ongoing equipment-upgrade project in the South Bay led to Tuesday morning's wide-scale power outage.
infrastructure  engineering  failure 
october 2016 by ignatz
The Strangest, Most Spectacular Bridge Collapse (And How We Got It Wrong) | Motherboard
How a textbook example of an engineering failure—and the famous video that captured it—got twisted.
infrastructure  disaster  engineering  risks 
december 2015 by ignatz
Cow Tunnel Quest Update
"the subterranean part of Manhattan’s lost meat infrastructure"
infrastructure  cows  apocrypha  chthonic 
may 2014 by ignatz
Submarine Cable Map
The Submarine Cable Map is a free resource from TeleGeography. Data contained in this map is drawn from Global Bandwidth Research Service and is updated on a regular basis.
infrastructure  maps  map  visualization  gis  geo  internet 
february 2012 by ignatz
Buggy 'smart meters' open door to power-grid botnet • The Register
New electricity meters being rolled out to millions of homes and businesses are riddled with security bugs that could bring down the power grid, according to a security researcher who plans to demonstrate several attacks at a security conference next month
infosec  security  infrastructure  failure  software  energy  network 
june 2009 by ignatz
Google uncloaks once-secret server | Business Tech - CNET News
Google's big surprise: each server has its own 12-volt battery to supply power if there's a problem with the main source of electricity. The company also revealed for the first time that since 2005, its data centers have been composed of standard shipping containers--each with 1,160 servers and a power consumption that can reach 250 kilowatts.
google  hardware  design  technology  sysadmin  infrastructure 
april 2009 by ignatz
AAA: 85% of Nashville-area stations out of gas | | The Town Talk
Hurricane Ike whacked a pipeline and a whole town is out of gas until the inevitably slow fix arrives.
infrastructure  failure  oil  gasoline  energy  usa  hurricane  singlepointoffailure  trainwreck 
september 2008 by ignatz

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