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Sponsored Content: BIM Boost – Essential Techniques for Infrastructure

February 16, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Everybody is talking about BIM, but how many have actually taken the time to learn the latest technologies and techniques? After all, continual learning is the key to keeping up—and staying ahead. Whether it’s aerial surveys by drone or point cloud extraction,…

2017 Infrastructure Industry Outlook

February 16, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Each year, the Informed Infrastructure editorial team reaches out to members of its Editorial Advisory Board to take the pulse across civil and structural…

Sponsored Content: Attend the IECA Environmental Connection Conference

February 16, 2017 - in Articles, Erosion control, Feature, Featured

Gain the Knowledge and Tools to Succeed! Join the industry’s most innovative minds at the IECA Environmental Connection Conference being held Feb. 21-24,…

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 Scottish Highland cattle. Although the ranching tradition continues on the property, a portion was recently…

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 Contra Costa College Center consists of three new buildings that will define three outdoor campus spaces:…

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,…