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We’re Not Bluffing: Erosion Is a Serious Issue

November 11, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Matt Welch, CPESC, CESSWI, and Adam Dibble, CPESC, CESSWI The North American Great Lakes account for roughly 21 percent of the planet’s surface freshwater and 84 percent of North America’s surface freshwater. If you haven’t had a chance to look across…

Infrastructure Outlook: Remote Sensing for Distribution Networks Drives Safety, Reliability and New Insights

November 11, 2019 - in Articles, Column

There’s an increasing focus on the reliability and resiliency of the nation’s electric grid; outages have continued to grow in frequency and cost.…

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,…

Project Management Insights: Project Management or Else

November 4, 2019 - in Articles, Column

A contact of mine was considering an administrative assistant position with an engineering firm this summer and wanted my opinion on the job description. She isn’t an engineer but has served in several marketing and support roles throughout her career. The…

Executive Corner: Is Your Company’s Stock a Good Investment?

October 28, 2019 - in Articles, Column

"The best investment I ever made!”  I can’t tell you how often I’ve heard owners in the architecture, engineering and environmental consulting industries say something to this effect when I’ve asked about the performance of their company stock.…

Thoughts From Engineers: Water Scarcity is Common: The Grim Reality of Freshwater Supplies Worldwide

October 17, 2019 - in Articles, Column

Most news headlines barely get my attention, but it was startling to come across a list of 11 cities projected to experience serious water shortages within the next 50 years due to a combination of polluted and diminishing water supplies, climate change and…

‘Science Gateway’ Emerges from Former Naval Compound

October 11, 2019 - in Articles, Featured

Maryland’s Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center opened in August 2019. The hospital cost $400 million and will include 180 private patient rooms. Image Courtesy of Adventist HealthCare A new hospital in Maryland’s Montgomery County is part of…

Change Leader: Use Familiar Tools to Achieve Public Support

October 11, 2019 - in Articles, Column

These profiles are based on interviews, and the opinions and statements are those of the subject and are not necessarily shared or endorsed by this publication. The video discussed in this interview can be viewed at wp.me/p8dJln-bXo Doug Taylor is vice president…

Change Leader Full Interview: Use Familiar Tools to Achieve Public Support

October 11, 2019 - in Articles, Interview

These profiles are based on interviews, and the opinions and statements are those of the subject and are not necessarily shared or endorsed by this publication. Doug Taylor is the vice president and transportation practice leader for Stewart, an engineering,…

From the Editor: It’s Time to Think About More Than Financial Costs

October 11, 2019 - in Articles, Column

As I scanned the Table of Contents for this October 2019 issue of Informed Infrastructure, I noticed the article title “Brick Sewer Rehabilitation in Nation’s Capital.” My first thought was that it didn’t read “Brick Sewer Replacement.” I’m sure…