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Change Leader Interview: BIM Aids Process, But Further Promise Lies in Interoperability

June 7, 2015 - in Interview

Patrick MacLeamy, CEO of HOK, has been a proponent for greater efficiency, going back decades with his conceptualization of the MacLeamy Curve, which emphasizes design earlier in the project process. Informed Infrastructure Editor Matt Ball spoke with MacLeamy…

Future Forward Interview: Advancing Asset Management for AEC through International Standards

June 7, 2015 - in Interview

Although not widespread in the United States, asset management, and the need for more of a model-based approach to operations and ongoing maintenance,…

Future Forward Interview: Applying Research to Seismic Safety and Resilience

April 5, 2015 - in Interview

Miyamoto International specializes in high-performance earthquake engineering as well as disaster mitigation, response and reconstruction. Informed Infrastructure…

Change Leader Interview: Introducing Standards to Automate Multi-Unit Construction

April 5, 2015 - in Interview

Prescient is a company that takes a technology-centric approach to standardize the building of cold-rolled steel, multi-unit construction. The company has model-based design software as well as an automated factory that churns out framing components for multi-unit…

Future Forward Interview: Materials Help Move Beyond Rehabilitation to Ongoing Sustainability

February 14, 2015 - in Interview, Structural components

Ongoing research into micro- and nano-modified materials holds promise to improve material lifespan as well as rehabilitate compromised structures. Informed Infrastructure’s Editorial Director Matt Ball spoke to Nemkumar (Nemy) Banthia, PhD, PEng, a distinguished…

Azavea Marks a Mission Toward Better Mapping for Municipalities

July 23, 2014 - in Interview, Modeling

Azavea has been doing interesting municipal work for more than a decade, with visualization and modeling software solutions that drive better decision-making processes. In addition to the company’s innovative work on applications ranging from urban forestry…

Addressing Infrastructure Deficiencies by Making a Plan

June 27, 2014 - in Interview, Maintenance, Modeling

There is ongoing concern about the status of America’s aging infrastructure, and the impacts that this has on human health and economic prosperity. A new report was released today that outlines innovative new ways that the federal government, industry and…

Driving Discipline and Rigor for Utility Asset Management

December 12, 2013 - in Energy, Interview

Spatial Business Systems (SBS) has been consulting with utility customers on the use of geographic information systems (GIS) for more than ten years, with an eye toward systems engineering, business analysis and advanced integration solutions. The company…

Bentley Systems Aids Project Efficiency with Point Cloud Integration

October 24, 2013 - in Interview, Modeling

Bentley Systems has a tagline of, “Sustaining the World’s Infrastructure,” and an aligned toolset that has made inroads in the efficiency and performance of infrastructure projects. Informed Infrastructure (I2) editor Matt Ball recently spoke with John…

Autodesk Takes an Integrated Workflow Approach to Infrastructure Projects

July 16, 2013 - in Featured, Interview, Modeling

Increasingly, Autodesk is focused on connecting the different pieces within their Infrastructure Design Suite to better facilitate and coordinate the work being done across the lifecycle of infrastructure projects. Informed Infrastructure (I2) editor Matt…