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The Purple Pioneers: Irvine Ranch Water District Continues To Innovate

May 27, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

IRWD’s Michelson Water Recycling Plant repurposes water for multiple uses. The Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) has always set itself apart as a proactive and pioneering organization in mitigating environmental challenges. In the early 1980s, for example,…

New Wittpenn Bridge Demonstrates the Criticality of Inspection

April 28, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

An estimated 178 million trips are taken across the nation’s more than 617,000 bridges, but approximately 7.5 percent of the nation’s bridges are…

Data Centers: Provide Unique Circumstances and Challenges for Stormwater Detention

March 30, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Carol Brzozowski This article is based on a webcam interview recorded by Todd Danielson, the editorial director of Informed Infrastructure. You…

Knock on Wood: California’s Mass Timber Regulation Changes Expand the Building Material’s Viability

November 29, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A project developed by SKS Partners and designed by Perkins&Will, this 134,000-square-foot triangular building is San Francisco’s first CLT building and California’s first multi-story fully mass timber building. (Image)   Recent changes to California’s…

Green Roofs: A Growing Trend for a Growing Need

September 30, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Green roofs not only provide an ROI and health benefits, but also social and economic benefits, particularly in urban areas through improving the environment, increasing property values and enhancing the social fabric.

Lessons Learned from Campus RainWorks 2020 Winners

September 1, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The University of Pennsylvania redesigned a K-8 campus in West Philadelphia with green infrastructure, raised garden beds and a food forest.   At college and university campuses throughout the United States, students compete in the Campus RainWorks Challenge,…

Goodbye, Flooding! Hello, Stormwater Master Plan!

July 27, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Photos show a “timeline” moving from severe flooding in Caruth Park before a new water-detention master plan was initiated, the StormTrap water-detention system being installed, and the final new field after project completion(below)   Aging infrastructure…

Erosion-Control Success Stories: Position Your Business to Best Serve Client Needs

June 3, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A HydroGrass Technologies worker applies GeoEarth erosion control with TerraMax equipment. (Hydrograss Technologies) California’s wildfire season is looming. Hurricane season begins June 1. Climate-change concerns are leading to strengthening infrastructure.…

A Blueprint for Stormwater Mitigation: Coral Springs Proactively Addresses Multiple Concerns and Strategies

March 31, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  As the U.S. population mushrooms in some areas and development continues to create impervious surfaces, both factors put increased demand on stormwater infrastructure. With more-frequent and intense storms and snowmelt on top of flooding events, an…

Modern Bridge Inspection: Latest Technologies and Techniques Employed on NYC’s Massive New Cuomo Bridge

December 3, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Nagesh Goel, co-founder and president of Atlas Evaluation & Inspection Services (AEIS)—a leading testing, inspection and certification company based in South Plainfield, N.J.—has been involved in testing more than a dozen of the area’s most notable…