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ReEngineering the Engineer: Making Way for the Future

December 11, 2017 - in Articles, Column

Like many others, my firm had a very busy 2017. We were fortunate to pick up a couple new clients at the beginning of the year, and that led to additional projects and a workload that caught us a little by surprise. We didn’t realize the pent-up demand for…

From the Editor: There’s No Replacement for ‘Learning by Doing’

August 30, 2017 - in Articles, Column

I recently visited a job site of a friend of mine who is a construction manager. I met with him to discuss the use of emerging drone and reality-capture…

Final Thoughts: Millennials Are ‘Engineering: The Next Generation’

August 16, 2017 - in Articles, Column

Many members of my generation think we Baby Boomers are the greatest generation. After all, we protested against wars, fought for civil rights, and invented…

Joe Harrison: GT STRUDL, Product Innovations, Key Customers, Important Use Cases

July 15, 2017 - in Featured, Interview, Video

Informed Infrastructure interviewed Hexagon's Joe Harrison, Product Owner of GT STRUDL, at the HxGN Live event held June 13-16, 2017, in Las Vegas. He discusses the creation and growth of GT STRUDL, key product strengths and use cases, new components and what…

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.

The Hills on Governors Island Reshapes New York City Harbour

April 5, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Construction on an island is no picnic. All equipment and materials must be barged in from remote sites. Managing the shipment of equipment and materials, in part through the congestion of New York City, is no picnic, either. Combine the two, and you have…

Final Thoughts: The Evolution of Women in Engineering: Moving from Ground Zero

April 1, 2017 - in Column

I have more years of experience than any woman engineer who I have worked with. Let that sink in … This wording is true, because when I started my career in 1971, there were no women engineers in the workforce at the Indiana Department of Transportation.…

Watch How Tappan Zee Bridge’s Main Span Towers Will be Constructed

March 27, 2017 - in Bridges, Video

Construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge is halfway done. Work on the massive $4-billion project has reached the 50 percent mark two years after it started, Tom McGuinness, construction compliance engineer for the New York State Thruway Authority, said Wednesday…

Structural Solutions: Engineers Need to Take Responsibility for Public-Safety Designs

March 24, 2017 - in Articles, Column

My wife and I have been in Charlotte, N.C., for quite some time now. We’ve watched it grow from a rather sleepy city in the early 1980s to a national banking center despite having to weather the recent financial crisis. Of course, growth means jobs, and…