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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…

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,…

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.…

Oregon DOT Uses Technology to Keep up with Progressive Contractors

March 21, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

ODOT inspectors use the Windows 7-compatible DT Research model DT391GS tablet equipped with a GNSS antenna and MicroSurvey FieldGenius to stake out and check precise layout points as part of regular inspection duties. In 2016, construction inspectors at the…

Cell Tower Inspection and Maintenance: UAV Reality Capture and Digital Twin Pilot Project Suggest Major Efficiency Gains

February 24, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Telstra’s complex cell-tower arrays typically are mounted at the top of 25-meter, non-climbable steel monopoles. Determining the precise number of cell towers in the world is a difficult task, complicated by the lack of coordinated international reporting…

Infrastructure Digitization: Two Industry Analysts Discuss Recent Tech Efforts from Autodesk and Bentley

November 26, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Three Trends Defining Industrialized Construction By Drew Buechley On the main stage of Autodesk University 2017 in Las Vegas, Jim Lynch, vice president of the Autodesk Building Products Group, highlighted Autodesk’s increased focus on the industrialization…

A Tunnel That Improves Automated Vehicles

July 2, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Willow Run, a manufacturing complex located near Ypsilanti, Mich., was built by the Ford Motor Company in 1940 as one of the first facilities dedicated to the mass production of military aircraft, primarily the famous B-24 Liberator heavy bomber, the most…

Getting the Lights Back On in Puerto Rico: The Army Corps and Fluor Mount Massive Grid Restoration After Hurricane Maria

April 16, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Hurricane Maria, which made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 2017, was the worst natural disaster ever to befall the U.S. commonwealth, and also the deadliest storm of the record-setting 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. With peak sustained winds of 175…