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Sweco’s ‘Live BIM’ Railway Project Improves Efficiency on Hallandsås Project

The construction of a railway tunnel through the Hallandsås ridge in southern Sweden has a long history, but the end is in sight with the start of traffic services scheduled for late 2015. To help meet the demanding project schedule and the challenges of…

HR Wallingford Nears Completion on State-of-the-Art Marine Test Facility

Work to create one of the world’s largest maritime test facilities has entered its final stage following the completion of a £3 million development…

Bentley Introduces Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) for Intelligent 3D Models for Underneath Construction Zones

Dealing with the infrastructure that can’t be seen, and that in some cities has been in the ground for 100 or more years, is a serious challenge that…

Mobile Apps Increase the Productivity of Infrastructure Professionals Working in the Field

April 6, 2014 - in Feature, Featured, Modeling

When working in the field, it is important that personnel are able to view and analyze the most current infrastructure data. Bentley’s mobile Apps bring that information to field crews’ fingertips, whether they leverage that data in construction, maintenance,…

Situational Intelligence Aids Preparation for the Next Sandy

March 27, 2014 - in Analysis, Energy, Feature, Featured

Severe weather – you can find it every day on the Weather channel, moving across America as large storms (often with tornadoes) that pose a direct threat to the lives and power supply for thousands of utility customers. Space-Time Insight situational intelligence…

Top Five Trends in Managed Services

February 26, 2014 - in Feature, Featured, Maintenance

During the last 18 months we have seen a steady increase in the number of requests that we have received from architecture, engineering and constructions companies to manage their software applications for them.  The scope includes project design collaboration…

Chemical Spill in West Virginia Makes Water Toxic for 300,000 West Virginians

January 13, 2014 - in Feature, Featured, Water

A chemical spill in Charleston, West Virginia contaminated the Elk River and the state's largest water treatment plant that supplies a nine-county area. The chemical that was spilled is 4-methylcycloheane methanol (MCHM), used in cleaning coal dust. The toxicity…

How Broadband Mapping Drives Economic Development and Planning Initiatives

January 8, 2014 - in Analysis, Feature, Featured, Roads, Transit

While an internet connection has become a daily fixture in the life of most Americans, lack of access to high-speed internet service, also known as broadband, is still putting portions of the country at a disadvantage. Connected Nation, a national non-profit…

Developing a GIS Web Presence: The Audience-Focused Approach

December 16, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Maintenance

In the old days, when you wanted to find a restaurant or other business, you had to flip through the yellow or white pages, read each entry, maybe call a few to check their hours, then use an atlas or printed map book to find out how to drive there. The process…

Asset Management: What does it mean to you?

December 6, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Maintenance

The need for an asset management program is beginning to resonate with municipalities throughout the country. Many municipal employees are finding themselves responsible for researching and developing a solution that will meet the unique infrastructure needs…