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From the Ediror: New Engineers Will be Creating the ‘Infrastructure of the Future’

June 4, 2024 - in Articles, Column

I recently attended the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Indiana Chapter Annual Meeting in Carmel, Ind. I went to accompany some of the senior students at Valparaiso University who participated in the Senior Project Presentation competition. Engineering…

Executive Corner: Inside ROG’s Latest A/E Business Valuation and M&A Transactions Study

June 4, 2024 - in Articles, Column

In 2023, uncertainty defined the year for many firms in the A/E industry. While some firms experienced robust revenue growth, others expressed skepticism…

Water Works: A Smarter Approach to Stormwater Management

June 4, 2024 - in Articles, Column

If you’ve been immersed in the world of urban stormwater management for long, you’ve probably noticed the persistent gap between our water-quality…

Transportation Troubleshooting: How Close Is U.S. Transition to Zero-Emissions Trucks?

June 4, 2024 - in Articles, Column

After a surge in capital investment and hiring in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the trucking industry has struggled for the last 18 months with lower demand, declining freight rates and increasing diesel prices. So it may seem premature to ask…

Engineering the Future: Infrastructure Is the Hypothalamus of Society

May 30, 2024 - in Articles, Column

The basic functions of your body are controlled by the hypothalamus—think “breathe, breathe, heart beats, I’m hungry.” Similarly, every aspect of a modern economy is based on the foundation provided by a strong, efficient and resilient infrastructure.…

Thoughts From Engineers: Enhanced Aquifer Recharge Goes Mainstream

May 30, 2024 - in Articles, Column

Sometimes it takes converging events to suddenly ramp up interest in a particular water-management technology. Articles with headlines such as “America is using up its groundwater like there’s no tomorrow” (bit.ly/IsNoTomorrow) do little to quell…

Infrastructure Outlook: A Better Road Ahead for Baltimore Harbor Traffic

May 20, 2024 - in Articles, Column

  Despite unforeseen complexities related to recovery of those who perished and complex entanglement of the collapsed structure with the ship that caused the Francis Scott Key (FSK) bridge collapse, transportation officials in Maryland now expect to be…

Multi-Billion Dollar Investments Propel Bridge Repair and Replacement Projects Nationwide

May 9, 2024 - in Articles, Column

Approximately $14.4 billion is spent yearly to repair, rehabilitate or replace bridges in America. However, that yearly amount has increased and will continue to increase because the backlog of critically needed bridge repairs is estimated to be $125 billion.…

From The Editor: Smart Engineering Requires Thinking Without Constraint

May 9, 2024 - in Articles, Column

The month of May brings many things I enjoy, including the “Smart Engineering” issue of Informed Infrastructure. Each year when this issue is being prepared, I look up Smart Engineering to see the current definition and find some examples. In general,…

Executive Corner: Five Key Factors To Perfecting an A/E Exit Strategy

May 9, 2024 - in Articles, Column

An enormous A/E generation that kicked off their careers in the 1980s and subsequently started firms or became owners in the 1990s and 2000s is plotting its final act. Baby Boomer A/E owners across every discipline are contemplating how to successfully…