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New Water Resource Recovery Facility for ‘Beer City USA‘

February 2, 2023 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) conditioning system recovers and conditions methane to pipeline-quality natural gas used by the city of Grand Rapids’ public transportation system and the city’s natural-gas-powered vehicles. With more than 40 breweries, the…

Drones Becoming Integral for Infrastructure Projects

November 28, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Trevor Byrd, LSIT, Anderson Engineering survey party chief, uses a drone to inspect a bridge over the Spring River in Carthage, Mo. (American Public Works…

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…

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 considered structurally deficient, and 42 percent of all bridges are at least 50 years old. Considering recent…

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 can view a video of the full interview at the top of this page or by visiting bit.ly/3FxF3o4 E-commerce…

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.…