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Letters from June 2021 Issue

June 4, 2021 - in Articles, Letters

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Clean Water Crisis: Solar Power Microgrids and Water Desalination Address Global Concerns

June 3, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Indirect desalination uses electricity generated by solar cells to power a membrane process. Collectively, humans are using Earth’s natural resources…

Grand Paris Requires Grand Surveying

June 3, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Advanced surveying solutions for tunneling and monitoring help speed construction of the largest regional transportation expansion in Europe. One of the most visited and beloved cities in the world, “The City of Light” began the Grand Paris initiative…

Sensitively Restoring Historic Structures to Meet Today’s Engineering Standards

June 3, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Built in 1901 and located on the original Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Dayton, Ohio, Barn No. 17 has been completely disassembled and rebuilt a little more than a mile away at its new location in Carillon Historical Park. (Woolpert) Restoring the integrity,…

Getting Around Riyadh: A New Transit System Takes Shape

June 3, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A new metro line in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will span 109 miles and include 85 stations and six rail lines. (Métro_de_Riyad_©_Avant_Première) The 100-mile-plus metro line will help ease congestion in the fast-growing capital of Saudi Arabia. Beginning in…

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.…

Future Forward: No More Excuses! Move to 3D Models Now

June 3, 2021 - in Articles, Profile

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. Alexa Mitchell is the highways and roads BIM director for HDR. Although the construction industry…

Change Leader: Converging Technologies Create Smart Infrastructure

June 3, 2021 - in Articles, Profile

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. Ruth Gratzke is the president and CEO of Siemens Smart Infrastructure USA. Gratzke summarizes the…

Infrastructure Outlook: The Future Is Now: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in the Construction Industry

June 3, 2021 - in Articles, Column

For a profession that’s been around for decades, the construction industry has innovation firmly at its heart. New technology, materials and techniques are vital in construction, and can create a healthy advantage over competitors if executed correctly.…