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‘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 delay in the exterior shelling of a new multi-story retail building by finding twisted, missing and poorly…

Hydroseeding Takes Root at the Panama Canal

October 7, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

In a country that receives more than 100 inches of rain per year, on slopes as steep as 45 degrees, controlling soil erosion is crucial. In 2006, when…

Sponsored: MicroStation CONNECT Edition – The Foundation of Efficient Civil Engineering Design Workflows

September 6, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Most of us must work with various file formats, integrate multiple disciplines, and improve project workflow efficiency. With all the different applications…

Vibration Control in Hospital Construction

August 23, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A renovation of White Plains Hospital, a 123-year-old healthcare facility north of Manhattan, featured the construction of the new, steel-framed, six-story Center for Cancer Care. Long-span high-performing composite slabs were designed to support heavy booms…

Engineered Solutions: Barren Arkansas Roadside Springs to Life After Soil Amendments

August 23, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured, Magazine

After completing an open cut slope for a recent highway project, the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) encountered a difficult mitigation challenge: a soil bed totally unsuitable for organic growth. The highly acidic soil, composed…

What Is the P3 Model? Can It Save Infrastructure?

August 17, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Todd Danielson, the editorial director of Informed Infrastructure, spoke with several private-sector infrastructure executives to learn more about the public-private partnership (P3/PPP) model, how it works and if it can be part of the solution to the massive…

Drones Are Transforming Infrastructure Design

August 17, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Hugh McFall It’s increasingly common to hear the steady hum of a drone flying on a construction site. They’re being used to share progress updates, manage earthworks, perform cut-and-fills and much more. But there’s also an emerging use case for drones…

SunTrust Park: Project Collaboration Helps Meet Opening Day Deadline for Atlanta Braves

August 7, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  Contractor:  American Builders 2017 Architect: Populous Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore Fabricator: Hirschfeld Industries Modeler/Detailer: BDS VirCon The Atlanta Braves called Turner Field home for nearly 20 years, but time had taken its…

Sustainable Restoration: Engineers Look to Stabilize and Revitalize Historic North Carolina Farm

June 21, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Scott King, Project Manager The historic Lochill Farm, nestled in the rolling hills of the Piedmont in the heart of North Carolina, has been a regional treasure for more than 200 years. Located just outside the town of Hillsborough, N.C., in the Upper Neuse…

Engineered Solutions: Fugro Completes B-Directional Working Pile Load Tests for Triple-Deck Roundabout

June 20, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Pile testing by Fugro using the Osterberg Cell (O-cell®) bi-directional technique saved time, reduced safety risks and overcame space constraints during piling for Highways England’s A19/A1058 junction improvements near Newcastle, United Kingdom. A three-tier…