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On the Front Lines of Standardizing Digital Delivery for Bridge Design

November 28, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

An illustration shows how a specific bridge entity (in this case a steel girder) is categorized and which properties are identified by following the information delivery manual. In June 2022, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation…

Drones Becoming Integral for Infrastructure Projects

November 28, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Trevor Byrd, LSIT, Anderson Engineering survey party chief, uses a drone to inspect a bridge over the Spring River in Carthage, Mo. (American Public Works…

Association Update: Steel Tube Institute Hires New Director

November 28, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

On Oct. 14, 2022, Informed Infrastructure Editorial Director Todd Danielson interviewed Holly Schaubert, P.E., Institute Director: HSS for the…

Can BIM Enable Successful Green Retrofits of Existing Buildings?

November 28, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A graphic shows the “digital glue” toward net-zero. By Shivani S. Soni and Geoffrey A. Tears   BIM! Sustainability! Net-zero! Lifecycle Carbon! Green Retrofit! All previously thought to just be buzzwords, these terms are gaining more traction in the…

Michigan DOT To Develop Electrified Road

September 30, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

An electric bus and truck are being charged on an electrified road in Sweden as part of the Smartroad Gotland Project, which aims to build knowledge and create possibilities for a large-scale development of electric roads throughout the country. A consortium…

Under Pressure: As Water Main Breaks Cause Havoc, A New Approach Is Welcome

September 30, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

In New England, winter is followed by “mud season.” In California, the drier months are “wildfire season.” For water utilities, the coming of fall means it’s “water main break season.” Unfortunately, this season often seems to last all year.…

Living Breakwaters Support Staten Island’s Shoreline Resilience

September 30, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Triton Marine Mattresses were chosen to help build a system of living breakwaters in the Raritan Bay off the coast of Staten Island. When it comes to the myriad problems resulting from climate change, it’s difficult to overstate the gravity of the problems…

Counting Carbon: Reading Between the Lines To Understand What Matters in Sustainability

August 30, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Perhaps now more than ever, sustainability remains a predicament. In the nearly 30 years since the U.S. Green Building Council launched the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program, the murky waters of certification vs. sustainability…

Don’t Knock on Wood: Nation’s Second-Tallest Mass-Timber High-Rise Gets Go Ahead in Denver

August 30, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

In the foreground (adjacent to the medical marijuana dispensary sign “Whole Meds”) is 3495 Wynkoop in Denver’s RiNo District, soon to be home of the nation’s second-tallest mass-timber high-rise. Denver’s River North Art (RiNo) District seems the…

Wetlands Restoration: White Slough Project Engineers a Model for the Future

August 30, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

(Image: USGS) In addition to being the first project in Humboldt Bay to tackle a failing levee, sea-level rise and the loss of important habitat by improving infrastructure, the White Slough Tidal Wetlands Restoration Project provides a resilient living shoreline…