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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…

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.…

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…

Pitney Bowes Refocuses on the Operational Intelligence of Location

June 10, 2013 - in Analysis, Interview

Pitney Bowes teamed with Autodesk in January of 2012 to bring their GIS and BIM/CAD products more closely together. The partnership has been focused on technology integration, and has rolled out several  solutions, including one focused on state and local…

DataAppeal Makes Data Visualization Accessible

May 15, 2013 - in Analysis, Interview

There’s a great deal of change regarding how we monitor, analyze and understand our urban environments, and the volume of data that we can now access is central to this trend. However, not everyone that has data has the skill to unlock insight, and this…

Smart Cities, Network Effects, and the Next Generation of Planning

March 4, 2013 - in Interview, Smart Cities

Michael Batty, a professor of planning at the University College London, Fellow of the British Academy, and founder and chairman of the board of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), has had a distinguished career as a professor of geography and…

ARCHIBUS Connects Facility Operations to Sustainability

February 5, 2013 - in Facility Management, Interview

It’s widely reported that the inefficient energy use of building accounts for 40% or more of CO2 emissions in the United States as compiled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. With that number in mind, many organizations have placed a greater emphasis…