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GRAVITY: It Just Works—Massive Concrete Blocks Resolve Detention-Basin Challenges

October 13, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Angus W. Stocking, L.S. Houston’s Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 17 is clumsily named, but its mission is admirably clear: per the organization’s website, TIRZ 17 is a “local government corporation created to aid, assist and act on behalf of…

Sponsored Content: One Forest, Multiple Perspectives

October 13, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Mary Jo Wagner With nearly 60 percent of the country––23 million hectares (56.8 million acres)––covered in trees, forestry in Sweden is big…

Engineered Solutions: Tricky Feedmill Site Requires Stormwater Conveyance System

October 10, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Bart Hartsfeld and Chris M. Ross, P.E. After acquiring Durbin Farms, Mar-Jac Poultry Alabama LLC planned a major expansion to build a new $25 million…

InfraWorks 360 Is Growing Up: From Conceptual Tool to Detailed Design, InfraWorks Adds Engineering-Grade Features

September 27, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Since its initial release a few years ago, Autodesk InfraWorks 360 (IW360) has been received as an interesting software-development exercise in what a BIM application for infrastructure could look like, with some promising but limited functionality. Some robust…

Proceed with Caution: Concrete Cloth GCCM Provides Erosion Protection at Nuclear Power Plant

September 1, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A nuclear power-plant site in the southeastern United States faced an erosion problem on a steep, 2:1 slope near dry-cast storage containers of spent nuclear fuel. The shotcrete finish covering the slope was intended to serve as a protective layer that would…

Creating Smart Water Networks: Sensors and Models Add Intelligence to American Water’s Distribution Systems

August 22, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

American Water manages an impressive network of more than 49,000 miles of watermains and collection pipes that serve 15 million people in 47 states. The company is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility…

Sponsored Content: Photo Capture: Another Big Leap for Survey Technology

August 18, 2016 - in Feature

More Projects, Bigger Projects, Done More Frequently For land surveyors and other mapping and measurement professionals, photo capture of 3D environments can seem like yet another sudden and threatening arrival of a disruptive technology—GNSS, robotic total…

New U.S. Bank Stadium Complete

August 15, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Construction of the new U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis is substantially complete and ready for business. Finished six weeks ahead of schedule, the new stadium and home of the Minnesota Vikings features a bold, iconic design. Contractor Mortenson…

Sponsored Content: Top Five Reasons to Combine Autodesk’s AutoCAD Civil 3D with InfraWorks 360 for Improved Civil Design

August 12, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The dynamic duo of AutoCAD Civil 3D and InfraWorks 360 are a powerful combination for improving workflow efficiency for civil infrastructure design. The editorial team at Informed Infrastructure recently completed a detailed benchmark study (www.v1-education.com)…

The Village at Westfield Topanga: Strict Runoff Regulations Require Creative Solution

August 8, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

In 1964, the first enclosed shopping mall in California opened its doors. Located in Canoga Park, a neighborhood in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, Westfield Topanga is a two-level, 1.6-million-square-foot indoor shopping center. In 2015, its owners embarked…