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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…

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,…

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…

Tulsa’s ‘Gathering Place’ Brings a Community Together

October 29, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Located along the Arkansas River in Tulsa, Okla., the Gathering Place is too large and topographically complex to be taken in from a single vantage point. Circulation ties the wide-ranging elements together.   Thousands of Tulsa, Okla., residents turned…

Auto Auto Parking: It’s About More Than Just Parking Your Car

September 28, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

When it comes to discussions of moving people around, self-driving cars, ride-hailing services and bike-sharing companies are grabbing all the headlines. These industries and associated technologies certainly are interesting: for a long time we’ve dreamed…

Square Building in a Round Hole

September 24, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Integrating virtual construction and geospatial technologies into design-build projects reduces risk and improves control costs. It’s hard enough to build a complex industrial structure 12 stories tall. Putting the structure into a deep, concrete-lined hole…

112-Foot-Tall Reinforced Soil Slope Project Challenges Bay Bridge Construction Team

September 24, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

There are many aspects of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge’s recent reconstruction that could be considered engineering wonders. After nearly 12 years of construction, engineering challenges and cost overruns, the new eastern span opened in September…

Real-Time Reporting: Information Management Keeps $1 Billion Light-Rail Project on Track

September 14, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Traditionally, the construction and engineering sectors have been somewhat reticent to adopt new technology. However, with the prospect of a U.S. government infrastructure bill in the works, which could trigger spending of $200 billion in federal money during…