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Overdue Investments on New York’s Aging Infrastructure

March 19, 2014 - in Emergency, Financial, Projects

Following the devastation of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, New York City’s essential infrastructure needs were made a top policy priority for the first time in decades. The scale and severity of the storm prompted numerous studies to assess the damage…

Canada’s Success Depends on Municipal Infrastructure Investment

March 14, 2014 - in Financial, Smart Cities

Canada's federal government recently announced $14 billion in new funding to help municipalities repair and replace aging infrastructure, such as roads,…

Global Infrastructure Investment to Reach $4T by 2017

February 5, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Financial

The simultaneous crumbling of aging infrastructure in advanced economies and surge of development in developing economies will drive a steady four percent…

Esri Helps Alabama Power Company Stretch Its Lidar Data Investment across the Utility

February 4, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy, Financial

Energy provider Alabama Power Company used Esri technology to move its valuable lidar data out of boxes and into the hands of more staff members, a move that is saving time and money for design, construction, maintenance, survey, and rights-of-way protection.…

Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation LaHood Joins Infrastructure Investment Group

January 9, 2014 - in Construction, Financial, Projects

Building America’s Future (BAF) announced that former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood (R) will join the organization as a new co-chair.  Serving alongside fellow co-chairs former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) and former Pennsylvania…

Three-Quarters of Contractors Using BIM Globally Report Positive ROI on Their BIM Investments

January 9, 2014 - in Construction, Corporate, Financial, Modeling

Contractors in nine of the world's top construction markets using BIM report that building information modeling (BIM) helps them to improve productivity, efficiency, quality and safety on their projects, as well as their own competitiveness, according to a…

Metro Chicago Funds 50 Projects to Reduce Congestion and Improve Air Quality

Residents of metropolitan Chicago will benefit from improved transit, roads, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities through $286 million in federal transportation funds targeted over the next four years to support the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan's goals…

Bentley Takes the Pulse of Infrastructure Investment Across the World #YII2013

October 30, 2013 - in Event Coverage, Financial, Modeling

Greg Bentley addressed the Year in Infrastructure Conference this morning in London. The company’s mantra is sustaining infrastructure — everything we build to improve the world — through the work of Bentley Systems users across the globe. The UK used…

Wireless Infrastructure Investment Will Generate $1.2 Trillion in Economic Activity and Create 1.2 Million Jobs

September 20, 2013 - in Construction, Financial, Projects

PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association today released a new study showing that projected private investment in wireless infrastructure over the next five years will generate as much as $1.2 trillion in economic growth and create 1.2 million new jobs.…

President Obama Talks About Infrastructure Investment

July 29, 2013 - in Construction, Financial, Projects

In Jacksonville on Friday, President Obama continued making the case for his vision for economic growth through infrastructure investment. In his remarks, he zeroed in on middle-class security, and the need for good jobs in growth industries. We’ve got to…