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September – October 2017 TRENDS

October 16, 2017 - in Articles, Featured, Trends

In this section, Informed Infrastructure compiles infographics from trusted sources that reveal insight on infrastructure spending. We also compile some of the top infrastructure stories that shouldn’t be missed. For ongoing news coverage, turn to Informed…

From the Field: M-8.1 Earthquake Strikes Mexico

October 16, 2017 - in Articles, Featured, Showcase

Preliminary Structural Damage Assessed On Sept. 7, 2017, approximately 87 kilometers southwest of Pijijiapan, Mexico, an 8.1-magnitude offshore earthquake…

State DOTs, Road-Building Groups Urge Congress to Fix Trust Fund in Tax Measure

October 11, 2017 - in Featured, Financial, News

State highway department CEOs joined with officials from two major road-building industry groups to urge Congress to make a permanent fix to the ailing…

Going Digital: Bentley Announces iModel 2.0 Cloud Platform and Its iModelHub Cloud Service – Automating Change Synchronization, Digital Alignment, and Immersive Visibility

October 11, 2017 - in Featured, News, Products, Technology

SINGAPORE — The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference — Today, Bentley Systems’ founder Keith Bentley introduced the company’s “iModel 2.0” cloud platform and its first new service, iModelHub, to accelerate “going digital” for users of its…

Going Digital: Bentley Announces Microsoft Azure-based Cloud Services Extending ProjectWise CONNECT Edition for Comprehensive Project Delivery

October 11, 2017 - in Featured, News, Products, Technology

SINGAPORE — The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference  — Today, Bentley Systems announced new ProjectWise CONNECT Edition cloud services, powered by Microsoft Azure. The Azure-based services complement ProjectWise Design Integration service, the…

Hydroseeding Takes Root at the Panama Canal

October 7, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

In a country that receives more than 100 inches of rain per year, on slopes as steep as 45 degrees, controlling soil erosion is crucial. In 2006, when the $5.7 billion Panama Canal expansion project kicked off, headlines were awash with news about the engineering…

GeoSLAM and Bentley Systems Join Forces to Take Mobile Reality Modelling Indoors

October 6, 2017 - in Corporate, Featured, News, Products

BENTLEY YII 2017, SINGAPORE  - GeoSLAM - the experts in “go anywhere” 3D mobile mapping technology, and Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced a partnership…

In Response to Lawsuit, Highway Administration Reinstates Transportation Clean Air Rule

September 29, 2017 - in Featured, Transportation

WASHINGTON – In a big win for climate and clean air, the Federal Highway Administration today responded to a lawsuit brought by environmental groups by reinstating a federal requirement that state and local planners track and curb carbon pollution from cars…

Video: Reimagine the Canals Engineering Competition

September 28, 2017 - in Design/Engineering, Featured, Projects, Video

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a global competition that will award $2.5 million for the best ideas to reimagine New York’s canal system, which will soon begin its third century of operation. Civil engineers are among those who are being solicited…

U.S. Department of Transportation Hurricane Maria Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico

September 28, 2017 - in Featured, Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation is committed to helping Hurricane Maria recovery efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and all affected regions. As communication with local authorities improves throughout Puerto Rico, the Department…