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Executive Corner: Five Takeaways from 2016 A/E M&A Activity

February 6, 2017 - in Articles, Column

Good or bad, you certainly can’t say 2016 was dull. In a year that produced memorable comebacks, upsets and surprises across a spectrum of institutions, whether geopolitical (Trump, Brexit), financial (Dow 19,000), sports (Cubs’ and Cavaliers’ wins,…

Final Thoughts: Are We Really Entering a New Era of Infrastructure?

February 3, 2017 - in Articles

In the last few issues of Informed Infrastructure, I reminisced about what the work environment was like in my early career as a civil engineer in the…

Coastal Library ‘Rides the BIM Wave’

January 31, 2017 - in Articles, Featured

For a library project in a California beach town, 3D modeling helped a design-build project team deliver a challenging but symbolic design on an accelerated…

Structural Solutions: The Power of Positive Thinking Lasts a Lifetime

January 31, 2017 - in Articles, Column

Although my daughters have almost finished college, it’s not (yet) difficult to remember when they were young. I was in scouting most of my young life—from Cub Scouts to Webelos to Boy Scouts, until I “aged out” at 18—and having two daughters didn’t…

Video: Greg Bentley Interview Part 3: Selecting Business Partners and Moving YII to Singapore

January 31, 2017 - in Interview, Video

Informed Infrastructure interviewed Greg Bentley, the CEO of Bentley Systems, at the Year In Infrastructure Event held Nov. 1-3, 2017, at the Hilton London Metropole. In Part 3 of this interview, he discusses some of the criteria Bentley uses to select its…

Greg Bentley Interview Part 2: Lifecycle Management, Productizing Services and Tech Uptake in Construction

January 23, 2017 - in Interview, Video

Informed Infrastructure interviewed Greg Bentley, the CEO of Bentley Systems, at the Year In Infrastructure Event held Nov. 1-3, 2017, at the Hilton London Metropole. In Part 2 of this interview, he discusses the importance of lifecycle management and the…

Engineered Solutions: Steep Slopes Require Trench Dam Security

January 17, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Land to be used for a housing development in Silverthorne, Colo., was originally homesteaded in the 1860s as ranch land for hay production and grazing Scottish Highland cattle. Although the ranching tradition continues on the property, a portion was recently…

Infrastructure Outlook: From the Video Vault: Erosion Control

January 16, 2017 - in Articles, Column

Informed Infrastructure spoke with Matthew Welch, technical manager with Profile Products, at the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Environmental Connection 2016 event. This column features highlights from the discussion, and a video recording…

Video: Greg Bentley Interview Part 1: Favorite Projects and BIM Advancements

January 12, 2017 - in Interview, Video

Informed Infrastructure interviewed Greg Bentley, the CEO of Bentley Systems, at the Year In Infrastructure Event held Nov. 1-3, 2017, at the Hilton London Metropole. In Part 1 of this interview, he discusses some of his favorite finalists and winners from…

Engineered Solutions: Campus Revitalization

January 10, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Contra Costa College is revitalizing the central core of its campus to better meet the needs of today’s students. The new $52 million, 108,379-square-foot Contra Costa College Center consists of three new buildings that will define three outdoor campus spaces:…