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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…

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.…

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…

2017 Infrastructure Industry Outlook

February 16, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Each year, the Informed Infrastructure editorial team reaches out to members of its Editorial Advisory Board to take the pulse across civil and structural engineering practices. The board includes a diverse range of practitioners with a wealth of experience…

Sponsored Content: Attend the IECA Environmental Connection Conference

February 16, 2017 - in Articles, Erosion control, Feature, Featured

Gain the Knowledge and Tools to Succeed! Join the industry’s most innovative minds at the IECA Environmental Connection Conference being held Feb. 21-24, 2017, in Atlanta. Learn and experience the latest knowledge, advancements and insight critical to your…

Specification Section: Erosion Control 2017

February 8, 2017 - in Directory, Erosion Control

Erosion and sedimentation occur naturally with loosening and transport of soil by wind, water and ice. Controlling erosion is important, particularly on construction sites where removal of vegetation can degrade habitat, impact water quality and increase flood…

Change Leader Interview: Insurance and Risk Management Is Crucial for Construction

February 6, 2017 - in Articles, Interview

Andrew Sims 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…

Future Forward Interview: When Should Aging Infrastructure Be Replaced or Removed?

February 6, 2017 - in Articles, Interview

Megan Lawson, Ph.D., is an economist specializing in land-use, non-market valuation and statistical models for policy analysis. She works for Headwaters Economics, an independent, nonprofit research group that works to improve community development and land-management…

Executive Corner: Five Takeaways from 2016 A/E M&A Activity

February 6, 2017 - in Articles, Column

Good or bad, you certainly can’t say 2016 was dull. In a year that produced memorable comebacks, upsets and surprises across a spectrum of institutions, whether geopolitical (Trump, Brexit), financial (Dow 19,000), sports (Cubs’ and Cavaliers’ wins,…