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Use the Cloud to ‘Make It Rain’

February 14, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Mark Scacco, P.E. Hybrid cloud solutions provide immediate access to project data regardless of internet connectivity Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or locked in an abandoned MySpace chat room for the last several years, you’ve undoubtedly come…

Engineered Solutions: Steep Slopes Require Trench Dam Security

January 17, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Land to be used for a housing development in Silverthorne, Colo., was originally homesteaded in the 1860s as ranch land for hay production and grazing…

Engineered Solutions: Campus Revitalization

January 10, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Contra Costa College is revitalizing the central core of its campus to better meet the needs of today’s students. The new $52 million, 108,379-square-foot…

Collect Data Once, Use Whenever Needed: Mobile-Mapping Systems Create Quick and Detailed 3D Models of Infrastructure

January 2, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Complete mobile-mapping systems combine sensory information into 3D models that include point clouds, imagery and geolocated data that can be used for mapping, understanding current topography and infrastructure asset management.

BIM Breakthrough: Historic Grand Paris Express Employs BIM on Monumental Scale

December 6, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

When the original Paris Metro system was built more than a century ago, it connected all the most vital parts of the city. But Paris has changed a lot in 116 years. Now outlying neighborhoods are home to Europe’s largest business district, the world’s…

Optimizing Time with VDC:Steel

December 5, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Josh Zimmerman Project teams are beginning to integrate services inhouse, including steel fabrication, to optimize overall cost and shorten timelines. In the past, the steel fabricator hired a detailing firm, who then created its own model and set of drawings.…

Keeping Ocean Shores Clean: Coastal Town Relies on Vacuum Sewers

October 18, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Steve Gibbs Some public works officials and civil engineers think twice when considering vacuum sewer technology as a viable alternative for municipal wastewater collection. Vacuum sewers provide several advantages, including significant upfront cost savings,…

Engineered Solutions: Topographic LiDAR Data Employed to Map, Preserve U.S. History

October 17, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Michael Meiser and Daniel Ngoroi In August 2015, the National Park Service (NPS) contracted Woolpert for the Little Bighorn National Monument Mapping Project to record the locations of thousands of headstone markers at the Custer National Cemetery as well…

Safety Still First! BIM Takes Rule No. 1 to the Next Level

October 14, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By John Turner As the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry evolves, with new technologies leap-frogging our capabilities forward and shifting our approach to managing projects, there’s no aspect of the jobsite left untouched—and that…

Better BIM: Laser Scanning Improves Accuracy and Speed in Onsite Data Acquisition

October 14, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Chew Beow Kwan Building information modeling (BIM) first came about in the 1970s, but its methods have been refined considerably since then. Widely used by city planners, architects and civil engineers today, BIM enables stakeholders to better make high-impact…