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Counting Carbon: Reading Between the Lines To Understand What Matters in Sustainability

August 30, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Perhaps now more than ever, sustainability remains a predicament. In the nearly 30 years since the U.S. Green Building Council launched the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program, the murky waters of certification vs. sustainability…

Future Proof: Geofoam Pre-Games Construction Challenges as Airports Expand

July 29, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

For Salt Lake City and Denver airports, general contractors Ralph L. Wadsworth and GH Phipps (left and right, respectively) worked with Atlas Molded Products…

Threading the Needle: Rebuilding 100-Year-Old Transit Infrastructure Above the Streets of Chicago

May 27, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The city of Chicago features an undeniable legacy of design innovation. Based on a long history of pushing the limits of possibility through experimentation,…

Natural Wonders: Safety, Accessibility and Aesthetics Shape Pedestrian Suspension Bridges

March 30, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Sean O’Keefe There’s something wonderful about a walk in the woods: the nearness of nature, the wind rustling through trees, the magical light almost any time of day, and never knowing what’s around the next bend. For Gus Smithhisler, P.E., it’s…

Erosion Control Primer: Stay in Harmony with Nature

January 28, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

(Credit: Dropshots) The natural environment exists in a state of slow, but steady, change, and the same forces that shape the earth inevitably impact any infrastructure built on it. In earth science, erosion results from surface processes that move soil, rock…