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What Is the P3 Model? Can It Save Infrastructure?

August 17, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Todd Danielson, the editorial director of Informed Infrastructure, spoke with several private-sector infrastructure executives to learn more about the public-private partnership (P3/PPP) model, how it works and if it can be part of the solution to the massive…

Drones Are Transforming Infrastructure Design

August 17, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Hugh McFall It’s increasingly common to hear the steady hum of a drone flying on a construction site. They’re being used to share progress updates,…

July – August 2017 TRENDS

August 17, 2017 - in Articles, Featured, Trends

In this section, Informed Infrastructure compiles infographics from trusted sources that reveal insight on infrastructure spending. We also compile some…

Final Thoughts: Millennials Are ‘Engineering: The Next Generation’

August 16, 2017 - in Articles, Column

Many members of my generation think we Baby Boomers are the greatest generation. After all, we protested against wars, fought for civil rights, and invented rock and roll. But we also produced this next generation of people. I am a Baby Boomer, and our generation…

Future Forward: Can Cross-Laminated Timber Replace Concrete and Steel?

August 14, 2017 - in Articles, Column, Profile

This page profiles innovative and impactful applied research in civil and structural engineering. With a background as a builder and developer in construction for 35 years, Casey Malmquist is CEO and president of SmartLam, the first commercial manufacturers…

Change Leader: Overcoming Budget Constraints at State DOTs

August 14, 2017 - in Articles, Column, Profile

J.D. D’Arville (top) is the GIS/LRS data management administrator for the Alabama Department of Transportation (DOT), and John Russell (bottom), a licensed surveyor, is the surveying and mapping administrator for the Alabama DOT. Change D’Arville and Russell…

Executive Corner: Is the Future of Your Firm in the Hands of Millennials?

August 8, 2017 - in Articles, Column

One of the largest ownership transition issues A/E firm owners currently face is the same one they faced years ago: finding a way to influence younger employees and warm them to the idea of equity ownership. Luckily, there’s now much more robust qualitative…

SunTrust Park: Project Collaboration Helps Meet Opening Day Deadline for Atlanta Braves

August 7, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  Contractor:  American Builders 2017 Architect: Populous Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore Fabricator: Hirschfeld Industries Modeler/Detailer: BDS VirCon The Atlanta Braves called Turner Field home for nearly 20 years, but time had taken its…

Structural Solutions: Nuggets of Wisdom for Engineers Young and Old, Part 2: Communication Is Key

August 7, 2017 - in Articles, Column

In my previous column, I mentioned the Direct Connect session for students that happens each year at the NASCC conference. My company has attended the session for several years now; not for recruiting necessarily, but to share our small-firm perspective. In…

Letters from May/June 2017 Issue

August 6, 2017 - in Articles, Letters

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