/ Category / Feature

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.…

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…

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…

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 business. The world’s second-largest exporter of paper, pulp and sawn-wood products, Sweden’s forest…

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 feedmill in Franklin County, Ala., that would efficiently provide feed to poultry growers in the region. Unfortunately,…

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…