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From the Editor: Infrastructure (and Humans) Under Siege

November 6, 2017 - in Articles, Column

On Aug. 24, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas, as a Category 4 hurricane. For the next five days, the storm dumped a historic amount of rain on the second-largest state in the union before heading back out to the Gulf of Mexico. On…

‘Out of Tolerance’ before ‘Out of Time’

November 6, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

DPR Avoids Construction Delays with Automated Verification Software By Kevin P. Corbley A general contractor avoided what could have been a significant…

Engineered Solutions: Autodesk InfraWorks: Not Just for “Mega Projects”

October 27, 2017 - in Articles, Featured

Even Pump Stations Get the Blues 3D Visual Presentation Pushes Wastewater Project Forward The retrofit of a wet-well/dry-well pump station into a submersible…

Industrial IoT: Fulfilling the Promise of the Digital Oilfield

October 25, 2017 - in Articles, Featured

For the oil and gas industry, the relative stability around the $50 price-point represents a change that may herald the arrival of an era of relatively cheap oil over the long-term, placing unprecedented emphasis on operational efficiency and using technologies…

Infrastructure Outlook: Why Isn’t Infrastructure Relevant?

October 25, 2017 - in Articles, Column

America has a life-threatening infrastructure problem.

Stormwater Management: D.C.’s Capitol Crossing Project Takes Innovative Approach

October 25, 2017 - in Articles, Featured

Stormwater management is a challenge for most cities, but this is particularly true for highly urbanized areas such as Washington, D.C., where there’s little remaining open space for conventional stormwater management infrastructure such as detention or…

Change Leader Full Interview: Simplify Legal Structure to Get Things Done

October 16, 2017 - in Articles, Interview

Philip K. Howard, chair of Common Good, is a lawyer who is actively involved in shaping public policy. In addition to writing several books during his career, he recently wrote a report, “Two Years, Not Ten Years: Redesigning Infrastructure Approvals,”…

Future Forward Full Interview: Think Long Term for Maximum Value

October 16, 2017 - in Articles, Interview

This page profiles innovative and impactful applied research 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 those of the subject…

Future Forward: Think Long Term for Maximum Value

October 16, 2017 - in Articles, Column, Profile

Dr. John Brown Miller is a global expert on public infrastructure with an eye on efficiency and value. He has a 35-year focus on bringing practical business, legislative and contractual solutions to the world’s burgeoning public infrastructure needs.

Change Leader: Simplify Legal Structures to Get Things Done

October 16, 2017 - in Articles, Column, Profile

Philip K. Howard, chair of not-for-profit Common Good, is a lawyer who is actively involved in shaping public policy. In addition to writing several books during his career, he recently wrote a report, “Two Years, Not Ten Years: Redesigning Infrastructure…