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Final Thoughts: Bridge Work: From Wooden Covers to Recycled Steel

October 7, 2017 - in Articles, Column

As I was previewing this issue of Informed Infrastructure, I came across a brief summary of an article about the engineering of tall wood buildings. Although I’m not quite old enough to have designed any covered bridges, I have some experience with wooden-bridge…

Structural Solutions: Nuggets of Wisdom for Engineers Young and Old, Part 3: The Final Chapter

October 2, 2017 - in Articles, Column

My previous two columns covered two main pieces of advice I like to share with students at the Direct Connect session at the NASCC conference: careful…

Letters from July/August 2017 Issue

September 6, 2017 - in Letters

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Sponsored: MicroStation CONNECT Edition – The Foundation of Efficient Civil Engineering Design Workflows

September 6, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Most of us must work with various file formats, integrate multiple disciplines, and improve project workflow efficiency. With all the different applications used by the many consultants that collaborate on today’s design projects, a lack of interoperability…

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

August 31, 2017 - in Articles, Interview

Casey Malmquist is CEO and president of SmartLam Technologies Group, the first commercial manufacturers of cross-laminated timber (CLT) in the United States. V1: Please provide a brief background of your education and career before SmartLam. Malmquist: I have…

Change Leader Interview: Overcoming Budget Constraints at State DOTs

August 31, 2017 - in Articles, Interview

J.D. D’Arville is the GIS/LRS Data Management Administrator for the Alabama Department of Transportation (DOT), and John Russell is the surveying and mapping administrator for the Alabama DOT. V1: Can you briefly describe your professional background? D’Arville:…

From the Editor: There’s No Replacement for ‘Learning by Doing’

August 30, 2017 - in Articles, Column

I recently visited a job site of a friend of mine who is a construction manager. I met with him to discuss the use of emerging drone and reality-capture technologies, but I ended up tagging along as he crisscrossed the site, solving one problem after another.…

Vibration Control in Hospital Construction

August 23, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A renovation of White Plains Hospital, a 123-year-old healthcare facility north of Manhattan, featured the construction of the new, steel-framed, six-story Center for Cancer Care. Long-span high-performing composite slabs were designed to support heavy booms…

Code Update: ACI 318: High-Strength Reinforcing Bars

August 23, 2017 - in Articles, Column

AMY M.R. TRYGESTAD, P.E., F.ACI (above) The motivation for developing high-strength reinforcing bar (HSRB) is driven from the construction community. Design practitioners are looking for improved, efficient and sustainable design solutions, while contractors…

Engineered Solutions: Barren Arkansas Roadside Springs to Life After Soil Amendments

August 23, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured, Magazine

After completing an open cut slope for a recent highway project, the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) encountered a difficult mitigation challenge: a soil bed totally unsuitable for organic growth. The highly acidic soil, composed…