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Infrastructure Outlook: The Mysterious Breakdown of America’s Bridges

July 6, 2020 - in Articles, Column

Alarm bells are ringing desperately as disasters are waiting to happen on America’s bridges. According to the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, more than 47,000 of the country’s 616,087 bridges are “structurally deficient” and…

Let’s Build Two: Hub Group Breaks Ground On Replica Headquarters Building

June 29, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Hub Group is a publicly traded North American transportation-management company providing intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services. With more…

Executive Corner: Three Critical Actions Will Help Your Firm Survive … and Thrive

June 29, 2020 - in Articles, Column

In 2008, I had just taken a position with a large, international engineering firm as chief financial officer. The firm was coming off a good run of profitable…

AEC from Home: Tips from Leading Professionals Adjusting to Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 22, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

In May 2020, Informed Infrastructure Editorial Director Todd Danielson interviewed three leaders of AEC firms to learn how they’re adjusting to the “new normal” and help pass along some of the tips and lessons learned from their experiences…

From the Editor: Graduating Engineering Students Face New Challenges

June 22, 2020 - in Articles, Column

The stay-at-home orders due to the pandemic are beginning to be relaxed in some places. For me, at least for some time yet, I’m choosing to act as if everything is not yet back to normal. Whatever I’m called—baby boomer, dinosaur or grandpa—I’m at…

The Flooding Strikes Back: Mother Nature Rises Again Shortly After Technology Seemed to Have the Upper Hand

June 15, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  In mid-May 2020, several days of heavy rain fell on central Michigan, causing the Tittabawassee River to swell to 35 feet, more than a foot past its previous record and 10 feet above flood stage. Even worse, catastrophic dam failures further upriver…

Thoughts from Engineers: More than a Pump and a Toilet: Communities Worldwide Need Critical Water Supply and Sanitation Systems

June 12, 2020 - in Articles, Column

A day rarely goes by in the United States without some news about drinking water and the physical, social and administrative systems needed to deliver it. We hear about lead contamination in Newark, N.J., Flint, Mich., and other cities. We hear about water…

Digital Twins and Water Utilities Podcast (Part 1): Capital Planning

June 9, 2020 - in Interview, Water

About Todd DanielsonTodd Danielson has been in trade technology media for 20 years, now the editorial director for V1 Media and all of its publications: Informed Infrastructure, Earth Imaging Journal, Sensors & Systems, Asian Surveying & Mapping, and…

Digital Twins and Water Utilities Podcast (Part 2): Operations and Maintenance

June 9, 2020 - in Interview, Water

About Todd DanielsonTodd Danielson has been in trade technology media for 20 years, now the editorial director for V1 Media and all of its publications: Informed Infrastructure, Earth Imaging Journal, Sensors & Systems, Asian Surveying & Mapping, and…

ReEngineering the Engineer: Have We Learned Anything Yet?

June 8, 2020 - in Articles, Column

One of the qualities of a good learner is being able to take in information, process it and use it to your advantage. Failure often is just as helpful as success. Having an example of “what not to do” can be just as beneficial as having a great “what…