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Make a Steel Building Sail: BIM and VDC Bring Church of the Resurrection to Life

March 24, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

When people think of churches, what often comes to mind is a square white building with a triangular roof and a steeple on top. When the congregation of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection envisioned its new place of worship, they imagined something…

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…

Future Forward Interview: When In Doubt, Damp It Out

March 21, 2017 - in Articles, Interview

Douglas P. Taylor is president of Taylor Devices (www.taylordevices.com), which manufactures seismic dampers that protect structures during such events…

Change Leader Interview: 3D Modeling Delivers Widespread Benefits

March 21, 2017 - in Articles, Interview

Kevin Schlereth is a senior design application specialist at HNTB, an architecture, engineering, planning and construction services firm founded more than 100 years ago. A registered professional engineer, he works with subject matter experts who specialize…

Aiden Mercer and Cyndi Smith: Going Digital, Impacts of Reality Modeling, Government Uptake, and YII 2017 in Asia

March 6, 2017 - in Interview, Video

Informed Infrastructure interviewed Bentley Systems' Aiden Mercer, Marketing Director, Utilities and Government, and Cyndi Smith, Senior Director of Product Marketing, at the Year In Infrastructure Event held Nov. 1-3, 2017, at the Hilton London Metropole.…

Video: Mark Biagi and Sandra DiMatteo: Leveraging BIM Investments, AssetWise CONNECT Edition, Drones, Standards and Rail

February 20, 2017 - in Interview, Video

Informed Infrastructure interviewed Bentley Systems' Mark Biagi, Business Development Executive, Asset Performance Products, and Sandra DiMatteo, Marketing Director, Asset Performance Products, at the Year In Infrastructure Event held Nov. 1-3, 2017, at the…

Engineered Solutions: Steep Railway Corridors

February 16, 2017 - in Articles, Featured

Custom Requirements No Problem for Rail Line Revegetation North Dakota’s Bakken oilfields experienced a boom in production in 2013. With oil prices soaring, production of crude was reaching 2 million barrels per day. Pipeline infrastructure was not in place…

Change Leader: Insurance and Risk Management Is Crucial for Construction

February 16, 2017 - in Articles, Profile

Andrew Sims (top) is senior vice president, Head of Property and Construction, at Generali Global Corporate & Commercial U.S.A. (GC&C), with more than two decades of experience executing underwriting strategies and processes across U.S. and international…

Infrastructure Showcase: 2016 Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners Ranking

February 16, 2017 - in Articles, Featured, Showcase

Normally in an Infrastructure Showcase, we profile unique, fascinating and/or award-winning projects that had a major impact on design and engineering. For this issue, we wanted to highlight an endeavor that goes beyond attractive photos and defines just how…

Technical Perspectives: Making a Case for Dynamo in 2017

February 16, 2017 - in Articles, Column

After graduating with a Master’s degree in structural engineering, I anxiously began in 2006 what many would consider a traditional career path in the industry. I started working with a 2D CAD-based company that had a laser focus on everything that dealt…