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Transportation Troubleshooting: Cooperation Key to Developing a More Diverse Workforce

July 29, 2022 - in Articles, Column

The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) represents an unprecedented opportunity to renovate and build a 21st-century integrated…

Change Leader: Extensive Planning Leads to More Grants, Better Research

July 29, 2022 - in Articles, Profile

This particular webcam interview was recorded by Todd Danielson, the editorial director of Informed Infrastructure. You can view a video of the full…

Future Forward: Artificial Intelligence Can Transform the AEC Industry

July 29, 2022 - in Articles, Profile

This particular webcam interview was recorded by Todd Danielson, the editorial director of Informed Infrastructure. You can view a video of the full interview above or by visiting bit.ly/3OvDsUP . Mehdi Nourbakhsh, Ph.D., is the CEO of YegaTech,…

Product Comparison: Precast vs. Cast-in-Place Manhole Base

July 29, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Photos show precast manholes stacked for deployment (left), being lowered into place (middle) and ready for fill and grading (right). Construction today is all about one word: impact. Low-impact construction is all about designing and producing a sequence…

Code Update: Change to ACI 318-19 Sets Lower Shear Capacities for Many Concrete Structures

July 29, 2022 - in Articles, Column

In January 2020, the American Concrete Institute (ACI) published the second printing of ACI 318-19: “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete.” ACI 318-19 code sets the minimum criteria for materials, design and detailing of structural concrete…

From the Editor: Will Politics Erode Infrastructure Standards?

July 29, 2022 - in Articles, Column

My wife and I are planning a road trip from the Midwest to the East Coast. Since we now own an electric vehicle that comes with free charging at certain stations, our road trip will have zero emissions and no fuel costs. Some things are taken for granted…

ReEngineering the Engineer: Getting Started on the Right Foot(ing)

July 29, 2022 - in Articles, Column

As a young engineer, starting on a project always seemed daunting. I’d receive plans and elevations (or a 3D model) from the architect or MEP engineers that typically didn’t have much detailed information. I may have been to a couple preliminary meetings…

Executive Corner: Focus On Three Key Areas to Prepare for the Future

July 29, 2022 - in Articles, Column

As A&E firms are planning the remainder of 2022 and beyond, it’s critical to be informed on today’s industry trends. As growing pipelines and increased revenue projections increase across the industry, firms are focusing on their people, their technology…

Thoughts From Engineers: The Supreme Court Kicks the Climate ‘Ball’ Back to Congress

July 29, 2022 - in Articles, Column

Many predicted in the days leading up to the release of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision in West Virginia v. EPA that something “big” was about to happen. In any other decade, I think the decision would’ve been characterized…