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Panel Discussion: How Can We Improve U.S. Transportation Infrastructure?

February 10, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Introduction The title question for this feature has been discussed and debated countless times by countless people and organizations in many formats. But a letter Informed Infrastructure received and published in its July/August 2018 issue sparked our own…

Fairfield Glade: Pressure Sewer System Perfect Fit for Tennessee Retirement Locale

February 4, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  In the early 1970s, a flashy promotional campaign launched Fairfield Glade, a private retirement enclave atop East Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.…

Constructible Models: Lead to Time and Cost Efficiencies in Building a Particleboard Plant

January 25, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The main concrete structure can be seen in this overall model view. From its blank canvas in Grayling, Mich., a year ago, the site of ARAUCO’s new particleboard…

Engineered Solutions: Transcending Time – Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel Provides Solution to Combat Corrosion on Bridges Old and New

December 19, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured, Showcase

Sponsored by:   The world is a very different place today than it was in 1966—a time of space exploration, computers the size of an entire room, and color TVs being a new phenomenon. In addition to these scientific and technological advancements, there…

New Tricks Result in Treat for I-95 Commuters: Collaboration Key to Early Project Completion

December 17, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  On Halloween, Oct. 31, 2017, commuters who use the heavily congested I-95/395 highway in Virginia received a special treat: a new 2-mile-long reversible express lane that would significantly ease congestion on the heavily travelled interstate. Although…

Infrastructure Digitization: Two Industry Analysts Discuss Recent Tech Efforts from Autodesk and Bentley

November 26, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Three Trends Defining Industrialized Construction By Drew Buechley On the main stage of Autodesk University 2017 in Las Vegas, Jim Lynch, vice president of the Autodesk Building Products Group, highlighted Autodesk’s increased focus on the industrialization…

Optimal Surroundings: Engineering Is Critical to Optimize a Fabric Building for Your Application

November 26, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Rigid-frame engineering allows for precise building dimensions to be calculated and applied based on the equipment being housed. By Jeff Williams and Scott Jones Nobody enjoys being forced into a decision. We usually like to consider our options, and the best…

Staying on Track: CSX Leads a Reline for Timber-Beam Bridges in Georgia

November 26, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

CSX Corp., together with its subsidiaries based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation’s leading transportation suppliers. For nearly 190 years, CSX has played a critical role in economic expansion and industrial development across the eastern United…

Redmond Elementary School’s Stormwater Detention System

November 16, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Lake Washington School District’s new Clara Barton Elementary School in Redmond, Wash., is one of the new elementary schools in the Redmond Learning Community that was included in the district’s Long-Term Facilities Planning Task Force recommendations.…

Madison Square Park Tower: Slender, Inverted, Remarkable

November 10, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The last decade witnessed a global boom in tall building construction, and, like every year since 2014, 2017 set another record for tall building construction with the completion of 144 buildings taller than 655 feet. New York City, practically synonymous…