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Better Gardiner: Two Deteriorating Bridges Rapidly Replaced

July 29, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

(Image Credit - MaineImaging.com) Gardiner, Maine, is a small city (population less than 6,000) in Kennebec County. Founded in 1754 on the banks of the Kennebec River near the furthest point upriver that deep-draft vessels can reach, it’s a nationally…

Getting Geotechnical: The Making, Shaking and Remaking of San Francisco’s Treasure Island

April 28, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Treasure Island is a 400-acre artificial island in San Francisco Bay. San Francisco Bay’s Treasure Island—a flat, 400-acre, rather headstone-shaped…

The Very Model of Modern Major Terminal: Kansas City Replaces Three Outdated Terminals with a Cutting-Edge Jewel

March 30, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Credit: From the Ground UP Photography   Kansas City International Airport (MCI) has its origin in the “Great Flood of 1951,” which more…

Return to Glory: Notre Dame’s Restoration Is On Track

September 1, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Interior bracing was installed during the safety phase to stabilize stone arches.   Notre Dame de Paris is not the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, or in France. It’s not even the largest cathedral named for “Our Lady” in France; Notre Dame…

A Big Deal by Any Measure: Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Opens for Business

February 4, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  Currently clunkily named, but impressive by every other measure, the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement opened all six vehicle lanes to traffic on Oct. 5, 2020, marking the triumphant conclusion to a seven-year, $1.47-billion project that may well turn…

Let’s Build Two: Hub Group Breaks Ground On Replica Headquarters Building

June 29, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Hub Group is a publicly traded North American transportation-management company providing intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services. With more than $3.5 billion in revenue, Hub is one of the largest such companies in the world. And in the teenage…

A Cool-Looking Chiller: New Core Infrastructure at UMass Amherst Is Sustainable, Educational and Beautiful

December 17, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The northwest corner of the chiller plant shows rhythmical façade patterns in channel glass and metal panels above ground level. Oxford’s “dreaming spires” (subject of the famous poem), Harvard’s Widener Library (home to one of the world’s few perfect…

Supercomputing that Supports Infrastructure

November 4, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Argonne National Laboratories Makes Climate Modeling Practical for Regional Infrastructure Asset Management Argonne National Laboratory, located in Lemont, Ill. (just outside Chicago), has some of the trappings of an outstanding Bond villain lair, including…

Making History by Preserving History: Casino Development in Springfield Based on Extraordinary Structural Preservation

June 5, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  June 1, 2011, was a tragic day in Springfield, Mass. (settled since 1636, it’s Massachusetts’ third-largest city); seven devastating tornadoes touched down in and around the city, killing three people, injuring 300 and leaving more than 500 homeless.…

Making Everyone Happy: Early and Effective Collaboration to Realize a Beautiful Building

May 9, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

To complement this feature, Todd Danielson, the magazine’s editorial director, went to the Chicago office of Forefront Structural Engineers and interviewed Steve Franckowiak, S.E., P.E., associate, and Amanda Featherstone, S.E., P.E., project engineer.…