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Infrastructure Outlook: User Beware: Energy Code Not Always a Helpful ‘How To’

April 17, 2017 - in Column

The cornerstone of sustainable design is simple: don’t waste energy, water or gas. Do the most with the least. In fact, this is the mantra for all businesses that compete in capital markets where continually stretching dollars is a must. Energy conservation…

Vertical Images: From Film Making to Inspection, and Why the Future of Drones Doesn’t Lie in Flying

Successful drone entrepreneur Petr Lněnička went from award-winning filmmaker to drone inspection leader in his native Czech Republic. Here he lays…

The Year in Infrastructure 2016

April 13, 2017 - in Articles, Featured

Bentley Systems and Informed Infrastructure are pleased to present the Finalists and Winner for the 2016 Be Inspired Award for Innovation in Structural…

Code Update: Guidance for Structural Fire Engineering Making Its Debut

April 12, 2017 - in Column

The International Code Council (ICC) approved—as expected—the updated structural building-design standard, written by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), for inclusion in the 2018 edition of the ICC’s…

March – April 2017 TRENDS

April 12, 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 of the top infrastructure stories that shouldn’t be missed. For ongoing news coverage, turn to Informed…

Future Forward: When In Doubt, Damp It Out

April 7, 2017 - in Articles, Column, Profile

Douglas P. Taylor is president of Taylor Devices, which manufactures seismic dampers that protect structures during events such as earthquakes and high winds.

Change Leader: 3D Modeling Delivers Widespread Benefits

April 6, 2017 - in Articles, Column, Profile

Kevin Schlereth is a senior design application specialist at HNTB, an architecture, engineering, planning and construction services firm founded more than 100 years ago.

The Hills on Governors Island Reshapes New York City Harbour

April 5, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured, Magazine

Construction on an island is no picnic. All equipment and materials must be barged in from remote sites. Managing the shipment of equipment and materials, in part through the congestion of New York City, is no picnic, either. Combine the two, and you have…

Surveying Is Fun and Data Is Cheap: Bentley Systems Sets Pace of Reality Capture

Surveyors are accustomed to working with sophisticated and powerful technology, such as GNSS, laser scanning, and photo capture, which makes their jobs so much easier than it used to be. Even 30 years ago, gathering geometric data about the real world used…

Engineered Solutions: Sydney Airport Optimizes Multidiscipline Collaboration with Infrastructure Facilities Management System

April 2, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Magazine

Occupying 2,239 acres with more than 400 buildings, three terminals, three runways and associated taxiways, Sydney Airport is one of Australia’s most-important pieces of infrastructure, generating economic activity equivalent to 6.4 percent for New South…