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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…

Denver’s Airport Expansion Pushing Toward BIM for Facility Management

February 21, 2015 - in Feature, Featured, Project management

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…

Giant 3D Printer Enables Freeform Concrete

February 17, 2015 - in Buildings, Construction, Products

Architects have complained for a long time that concrete forces their ideas into flat and angular shapes, that are unfit to bring their creativity to…

National Museum of Marine Science and Technology Breaks Ground in Keelung

February 16, 2015 - in Buildings, Design/Engineering, Projects

Feb. 16, 2015—A ground breaking ceremony has been held for Taiwan’s new National Museum of Marine Science and Technology (NMMST), attended by the Deputy Minister of Education and the city mayor of Keelung. The largest aquarium in northern Tawian, it will…

Future Forward Interview: Materials Help Move Beyond Rehabilitation to Ongoing Sustainability

February 14, 2015 - in Interview, Structural components

Ongoing research into micro- and nano-modified materials holds promise to improve material lifespan as well as rehabilitate compromised structures. Informed Infrastructure’s Editorial Director Matt Ball spoke to Nemkumar (Nemy) Banthia, PhD, PEng, a distinguished…

Oldcastle Precast Supplies Precast Components for 15 Mile Creek Bridge Replacement

THE DALLES, Ore. (January 2015) – The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) selected precast concrete bridge components, supplied by Oldcastle Precast - Spokane, Wash., to replace the aging 15 Mile Creek Bridge, spanning a 60-foot deep canyon, that…

Thornton Tomasetti’s Denver Office Achieves LEED Gold Certification

February 10, 2015 - in Buildings, Corporate

Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, announces that its Denver, Colorado office has achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Denver office is the firm’s second U.S. location to seek LEED for Commercial…

Tata Steel Celsius 420 Steel Product Reduces Weight, Time and Costs for Construction

Tata Steel has launched an innovative and stronger structural steel tube product which can speed up the construction of new buildings and reduce the weight of machinery or large vehicles. The next-generation steel – called Celsius® 420 – has been developed…

Leverage BIM Models for Better and Faster Decisions on Site and in the Field

BIM models can benefit the entire extended project team if they have the right software to unlock this rich source of information. Many of the 2014 Be Inspired Award nominees have shared their own experiences about the advantages leveraging models in the field…

Tatweer Buildings Company Selects Trimble Proliance Software to Standardize Capital Program Management

February 2, 2015 - in Construction, Corporate, Project management

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 2, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today announced that Saudi Arabia-based Tatweer Buildings Company, a subsidiary of state-owned Tatweer Holding Company, is standardizing on Proliance® capital program management software to support…