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CAVTEC Moves Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Forward

July 19, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  Smart mobility solutions—such as connected infrastructure, autonomous vehicles, data-driven mobility and intelligent transport systems—are gaining ground in the transportation industry. To further these emerging smart mobility solutions, Space Institute…

Code Update: SuRe: The Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

July 19, 2019 - in Articles, Column

Infrastructure is a key component of a functioning economy and fundamental to the livelihoods of billions of people throughout the world. Infrastructure…

Interview with Robert Mankowski, Vice President, Digital Cities, Bentley Systems

July 12, 2019 - in Featured, Interview, Video

In May 2019, Informed Infrastructure Editorial Director Todd Danielson interviewed Robert Mankowski, the Vice President of Digital Cities for Bentley…

Executive Corner: Is Your Business Focus Hurting Profitability?

July 12, 2019 - in Articles, Column

Companies often say they’re client-, design- or employee-focused. The purpose of identifying your focus helps to communicate how you execute business strategies with your employees, clients, competitors and shareholders. Firms employ these focused strategies…

Thoughts From Engineers: Look to the Watershed to Protect Water Quality

July 8, 2019 - in Articles, Column

The results of an in-depth study of groundwater released in early 2019 showed that 42 percent of private wells in southwest Wisconsin are contaminated with bacteria associated with farm operations and failing septic systems. In northeast Wisconsin, the region’s…

From the Editor: The Vocabulary and Eras Change, But Smart Engineering Is Timeless

June 26, 2019 - in Articles, Column

Thousands of words are added to the dictionary every year. Some are “made-up” words added because they’re often used, like “buzzy” or “guac.” Some are old words with new definitions, such as “cloud” and “footprint.” Other words have even…

Change Leader: Automated Information Collection and Analysis On Job Sites

June 26, 2019 - in Articles, Profile

These profiles are based on interviews, and the opinions and statements are those of the subject and are not necessarily shared or endorsed by this publication. Rory San Miguel is the co-founder and CEO of Propeller, which creates tools and software for construction…

Change Leader Full Interview: Automated Information Collection and Analysis On Job Sites

June 26, 2019 - in Interview

This page profiles innovative and impactful applied research and development in civil and structural engineering to spur continuing thought and dialog to create a better industry. These profiles are based on interviews, and the opinions and statements are…

Grid Modernization Will Require Active, Holistic Network Management

June 21, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

As concerns about aging infrastructure in the electric industry fester, the promise of grid modernization is gaining increasing sway as power suppliers pursue optimized uptime and resilience while satisfying consumer cravings for lowered carbon footprints.…

ReEngineering the Engineer: Sustainability: How Can We Help?

June 21, 2019 - in Articles, Column

At about the time I was leaving my old firm in 2004, one of the large national architectural firms we worked with made a corporate announcement. Their firm would be focusing on the green movement (predominantly LEED at the time) and were committed to designing…