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Asset Management: What does it mean to you?

December 6, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Maintenance

The need for an asset management program is beginning to resonate with municipalities throughout the country. Many municipal employees are finding themselves responsible for researching and developing a solution that will meet the unique infrastructure needs…

Denver’s Airport Expansion Primes a Push Toward BIM for Facility Management

November 18, 2013 - in Facility Management, Feature, Featured

Denver’s Hotel and Transit Center Program is an ambitious project that combines a commuter rail transit center and a 519-room Westin hotel to create…

Shanghai Undergoes Geographic Census as Smart City Baseline

November 7, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Modeling, Smart Cities

Shanghai is undertaking a geographic census, an ongoing data collection effort to capture the city's natural and built environment through 2015 as a means…

Designing with Data: Shaping Our Future Cities

November 6, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Planning

With the dawn of a ‘smart’ era the world is undergoing a transformation not seen since the industrial revolution. As more and more of us take to twitter, use the internet to influence governance or map our daily activities, policy makers and business are…

Sensor Sensibility: Project Planning and Deployment Considerations

November 6, 2013 - in Column, Sensors

The wireless sensor network is fundamentally a distributed network of constrained devices. There are a host of considerations that must be taken into account when planning and implementing a wireless sensor network – considerations that are often overlooked…

Bentley Systems Aids Project Efficiency with Point Cloud Integration

October 24, 2013 - in Interview, Modeling

Bentley Systems has a tagline of, “Sustaining the World’s Infrastructure,” and an aligned toolset that has made inroads in the efficiency and performance of infrastructure projects. Informed Infrastructure (I2) editor Matt Ball recently spoke with John…

China’s Smart City Concept Comes Together

October 17, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Smart Cities

China is in the midst of an urban planning boom for "smart cities" across the country with 193 trial cities approved and under development. Acknowledging IBM's concept, the idea involved a combination of sensors, systems and cloud computing resources to control…

Workflow Review: Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Improves the Rules and Model-based Approach for a Transportation Infrastructure Project

There’s an ongoing transition taking place within the CAD/GIS/BIM software space, with accelerated convergence of functionalities and greater interoperability between these different foundational tools. Similarly, roles within the architecture, engineering…

ikeGPS Brings Laser Measurement to the Smartphone

October 6, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Products, Sensors

ikeGPS, makers of field measurement technology and solutions for utilities, has unveiled a new product that attaches to a smartphone in order to take laser measurements. The specifications and background about the new Spike device has been posted as a Kickstarter…

Visualizing Christchurch in 3D Key to Reconstruction

October 4, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Renewal/Retrofit

The devastating earthquakes in Christchurch in the Canterbury region of New Zealand in Sept. 2010 and Feb. 2011 are still being broadly felt. The devastation in the country's second largest city were profound with the city center and several neighborhoods…