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Bridging the Gap Between Inspections and Decisions

August 27, 2015 - in Bridges, Feature, Featured

Bridge safety hasn’t always been top of mind for legislators in the United States. The impetus for creating standards and collecting information on how structurally sound the bridges in this country was the collapse of the Silver Bridge in 1967, which spanned…

Stormwater Management for the Innovation Center of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

August 12, 2015 - in Featured, Projects, Stormwater

The Thomas R. Beecher, Jr. Innovation Center, located in the heart of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) in downtown Buffalo, NY, is a state-of-the-art,…

Self-Propelled Bridges: Offsite Superstructure Construction Reduces Interruption

August 11, 2015 - in Bridges, Feature, Featured

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is in the midst of a major project to rebuild the I-94 North-South freeway, one of the state’s most…

Drought Raises the Urgency of Stormwater Retention Solutions

August 11, 2015 - in Feature, Featured, Stormwater

Offsetting Impervious Surface Helps Recharge for the Next Emergency The state of emergency in California due to the drought continues to compound as there is little change in rain and snow patterns in the forecast. The issue is bigger than drying streams and…

Realigning the Future of Torrington, WY

August 11, 2015 - in Featured, Projects

A town of 7,000 residents of Torrington, WY has found itself surrounded and bisected by trains for nearly 30 years. The BNSF railroad runs through the middle of the town, resulting in no less than five public at-grade crossings throughout town. One of the…

Connected Traffic—Learning from Smartphones to Develop Smart Cities

August 6, 2015 - in Design/Engineering, Feature, Featured

Compared to other industries, transportation technology is like the car that stalls when the light turns green. Traffic is whizzing by on both sides, but we’re just sitting still, watching the future move forward without us. It’s not too late, however,…

Intelligent Models for Roadways—A New Way to Work

August 6, 2015 - in Feature, Featured

When COWI Norway began planning and designing a major new portion of the E16 highway project for the Norwegian Public Road Administration (NPRA), it chose to employ a building information modeling (BIM) process for all preliminary design, including roads,…

Optioneering Helps MidCoast Water Transform Gloucester Water Network into a Reliable, Efficient System

August 3, 2015 - in Feature, Featured, Water

MidCoast Water delivers water and sewerage services to 40,000 households in the Manning, Great Lakes, and Gloucester communities of New South Wales in Australia. It also supplies 8 billion liters of water a year to Karuah in the south, Crowdy Head in the north,…

Copenhagen-based Firm AG5 Wins with BIM Workflow

AG5, a small architecture practice based in Copenhagen, Denmark, specializes in simple, sustainable design. “That’s our main focus,” explained Brian Sheldon, partner at AG5. “And by using technology-enabled processes, we’re able to maintain a consistent…

Going Down Under Down Under: Brisbane’s Complex Airport Link Achieves Innovation and Cuts Costs

June 7, 2015 - in Feature, Featured

When the city of Brisbane, Australia, and its suburbs needed to reduce heavy congestion going to, from and around Brisbane Airport, Brisbane City Council initiated development of a massive infrastructure project to solve the problem. The council’s goal was…