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Oversite: Getting in Touch with What’s Next

April 1, 2015 - in Column

Journalists often are criticized for going after the sensational story. We report on the man that bites the dog, but the converse is too common to get any coverage. When it comes to technology reporting, for example, reporters fawn over Apple’s latest gizmo,…

Structural Solutions: Helping Structural Engineering Students Benefits All

April 1, 2015 - in Column, Structural components

There are many ways to have a positive impact on the next generation of structural engineers. This is important, because they will face significant challenges…

John McAslan + Partners Uses 3D Modeling to Facilitate Design of King’s Cross Station

April 1, 2015 - in Buildings, Feature, Featured

Built in 1852, King’s Cross railway station is one of the  main transportation hubs in London. As with the rest of the United Kingdom’s rail network…

Kindle Collaboration via LiDAR-Based 3-D Smart City Models

April 1, 2015 - in Feature, Featured, Surveying/Mapping

A smart city model allows many important stakeholders, including government officials, citizens and the private sector, to easily access critical infrastructure information. But most city departments, agencies and utilities have separate processes in place…

Overcoming Challenging Suspension Bridge Design and Engineering

March 17, 2015 - in Bridges, Feature, Featured

Long-span suspension bridges represent some of the most remarkable, yet most vulnerable, assets in road networks. Due to their important role in the transportation network, the design, construction, and subsequent monitoring and maintenance must be performed…

Robin Partington & Partners Leverages Bentley Software to Create Curvilinear Park House

March 5, 2015 - in Buildings, Feature, Featured

Fronting Oxford Street in London’s elegant Mayfair district, where high-end shops mingle with exclusive residences and commercial buildings, Park House was developed to deliver an entire city block of prime, mixed-use space without overpowering its neighbors.…

BIM-Enabled Digital Fabrication of Structural Steel – An Advanced Approach

March 5, 2015 - in Column, Structural components

Complete and real benefits of BIM can be extracted only when it is used across all the aspects of a construction process and beyond. Today, a lot of firms have adopted BIM for project planning, scheduling, cost estimation facility management, etc. However,…

January – February 2015 Infrastructure SHOWCASE

February 22, 2015 - in Showcase

The Portland Cement Association recognized these nine bridge project winners during the American Concrete Institute Fall 2014 Convention in Washington, D.C. These winning projects were constructed between 2011 and 2013, and they cover a variety of structure…

Future Forward: Materials Help Move Beyond Rehabilitation to Ongoing Sustainability

February 22, 2015 - in Profile

Nemkumar (Nemy) Banthia, PhD, PEng, is a distinguished university scholar at the University of British Columbia and was appointed as a Senior Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Sustainability. He also is scientific director of the India-Canada…

Change Leader: Retooling the Structural Engineer, Detailer and Fabricator Relationship

February 22, 2015 - in Profile, Structural components

Douglas G. Fitzpatrick, P.E., is the founder, president and a practicing engineer of Fitzpatrick Engineering Group, a 10-year-old structural engineering firm specializing in commercial and healthcare building design. He has 32 years of commercial structural…