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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:…

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…

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…

Renewable Energy: Apple Park Construction, Tech Leaders Make Huge Strides

June 9, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Clean energy has been an increasingly important topic in the United States. Recent attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget have created more fuel for the flame of environmental activism. Although there’s much confusion and concern, there’s…

Penguin Perfect: Providing a Picturesque ‘Penguins Plus’ Path and Pavilion

June 8, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Consultants employ the latest in design technology to create a non-invasive world-class viewing area and walking path for the Penguins Plus View Experience at Phillip Island Nature Parks in Victoria, Australia. Every evening at sunset on the coastal beaches…

Long Island Rail Road Builds an Award-Winning New Bridge

June 5, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The Long Island Rail Road Company (LIRR) was chartered in 1834, and is one of the few railroads that survived as an intact company from its original charter to the present. Like any transportation network—especially those that have been around for 183 years—LIRR…

Engineered Solutions: New San Francisco 49ers Stadium Scores Big with BioMod® Stormwater Management System

May 29, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Sponsored By:           A large construction project such as a major-league sports stadium can include significant expanses of runoff-generating hardscape. A venue capable of seating nearly 70,000 people requires large parking areas…

Sponsored: Organizational Risk Management Practices Survey

April 19, 2017 - in Feature

Informed Infrastructure shares with its readers a strong belief that liability and risk mitigation are serious issues that must continue to be addressed and scrutinized to make infrastructure projects as safe and successful as possible. Recent examples of…

Vertical Images: From Film Making to Inspection, and Why the Future of Drones Doesn’t Lie in Flying

Successful drone entrepreneur Petr Lněnička went from award-winning filmmaker to drone inspection leader in his native Czech Republic. Here he lays out 3 pieces of advice and explains why for him, the transition seemed logical, and why he believes the future…