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Change Leader: Vectorworks CEO Discusses BIM, New Releases

January 3, 2018 - in Column, Profile

These profiles are based on interviews, and the opinions and statements are those of the subject and are not necessarily shared or endorsed by this publication. Dr. Biplab Sarkar is the CEO of Vectorworks, a Nemetschek company, with 25-plus years of experience…

Future Forward: Using Climate Models to Better Engineer Future Pavement Surfaces

January 3, 2018 - in Column, Profile

This page profiles innovative and impactful applied research in civil and structural engineering to spur continuing thought and dialog to create a better…

Future Forward: Think Long Term for Maximum Value

October 16, 2017 - in Articles, Column, Profile

Dr. John Brown Miller is a global expert on public infrastructure with an eye on efficiency and value. He has a 35-year focus on bringing practical business,…

Change Leader: Simplify Legal Structures to Get Things Done

October 16, 2017 - in Articles, Column, Profile

Philip K. Howard, chair of not-for-profit Common Good, is a lawyer who is actively involved in shaping public policy. In addition to writing several books during his career, he recently wrote a report, “Two Years, Not Ten Years: Redesigning Infrastructure…

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

August 14, 2017 - in Articles, Column, Profile

This page profiles innovative and impactful applied research in civil and structural engineering. With a background as a builder and developer in construction for 35 years, Casey Malmquist is CEO and president of SmartLam, the first commercial manufacturers…

Change Leader: Overcoming Budget Constraints at State DOTs

August 14, 2017 - in Articles, Column, Profile

J.D. D’Arville (top) is the GIS/LRS data management administrator for the Alabama Department of Transportation (DOT), and John Russell (bottom), a licensed surveyor, is the surveying and mapping administrator for the Alabama DOT. Change D’Arville and Russell…

Future Forward: Use a PERMIT System to Promote Safety on the Job Site

June 14, 2017 - in Articles, Column, Profile

This page profiles innovative and impactful applied research in civil and structural engineering. Patrick Tarrant is the founder and CEO of Crane Management, a consulting agency for construction companies in New York City. A well-known industry professional…

Change Leader: Technology Is Changing Construction More Than Ever Before

June 14, 2017 - in Articles, Column, Profile

Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Consultant Viet T.P. Pham of MT Højgaard in Denmark and Regional VDC Manager Blake Potts of Rogers-O’Brien Construction in the United States are experts in digital construction who use Pix4D’s drone mapping technology…

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.