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July – August 2017 TRENDS

Todd Danielson on August 17, 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 Infrastructure online (www.informedinfrastructure.com), our Twitter feed (@IInfrastructure) and our weekly e-newsletter.

According to a new forum paper released by Negative Population Growth (NPG), the United States may need to accommodate as many as 417 million people by 2060, meaning the nation’s present failing and fragile infrastructure (e.g., highways, bridges, dams, water systems, electric grids, etc.) will be put under tremendous added stress.

The eight-page paper (at http://bit.ly/2ufaNxz), “Collision Course: Infrastructure and U.S. Population Growth,” researched and written by Edwin S. Rubenstein, notes that although the percentage of infrastructure spending in the U.S. economy has collapsed, population growth remains on its upward trajectory—a recipe for potential future disasters.

In July 2017, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies and a nationwide coalition of clean water agencies/utilities released findings from its Environmental Justice Compendium, Opportunities for Municipal Clean Water Utilities to Advance Environmental Justice and Community Service. Officials from clean water agencies nationwide shared local community projects they’ve been implementing that address specific Environmental Justice needs.

The compendium (which can be accessed at bit.ly/2tkkJkM) contains case studies of active community clean water projects, representing efforts by water-treatment agencies to reach beyond the traditional model of simply moving and treating water.

The following are the top stories from the last few months (in terms of traffic) on the Informed Infrastructure website. This also reflects key coverage areas that are regularly refreshed online and via our weekly e-newsletter. Simply search key words on Informed Infrastructure online to find the full story.


TVAA Architects Jourdan: Campus, A luminous Building Dedicated to Culture and Knowledge

Thornton Tomasetti Project, Ping An Finance Center in Shenzhen, China, Reaches Completion

136.8-foot Super-Girders Used to Replace Washington’s Miles Creston Bridge

Latest Migratory Inhibitor Technology: Powerful Corrosion Protection of Post-Tensioned Structures

Woolpert to Renovate Elizabeth City State University Buildings


Video Shows Stretch of Iconic California Highway Buried after Massive Landslide

Americans Concerned that Delayed Repairs to Nation’s Roads and Bridges Affecting Travel Safety and Congestion

Amtrak Taps Developer for $1 Billion-Plus Redevelopment of Union Station

The Future of Transport Is Magnetic

Work Zone Crisis: 44 Percent of Contractors Report Vehicle Crashes at Construction Sites


NRDC REPORT: Nearly One in Four Americans’ Drinking Water Comes from Untested or Contaminated System

CH2M, Evergreen State College Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Visualize a Future for Water Infrastructure

Rainwater Runoff Poses Threat to Indiana’s Waterways

Water Supply Project Earns Global Desalination Plant Honor

Industry Award Winners Announced By Plastics Pipe Institute

Trools and Technology

senseFly Corridor Solution Boosts Efficiency of Linear Mapping Projects

Airbus Creates New Commercial Drone Services Start-Up “Airbus Aerial”

IMAGINiT Technologies Releases 2018 IMAGINiT Clarity Family of Products

FARO Releases FARO Zone 3D for Public Safety Professionals

MARS Company Launches New and Enhanced Version 2.2 Enterprise-Grade Software Solution for Water Meter Testing

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