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Central Park Tower Pushes the Limits of Skyscraper Design

August 6, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

New York City’s Central Park Tower, the tallest residential building in the world, reflects state-of-the-art engineering techniques and environmentally conscious construction. For more than a century, New Yorkers have found space by building upward. Now…

Restoring and Reinforcing Slopes in Houston’s Hurricane Country

July 30, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By using a green solution, the city of Houston was able to save money and prevent future damage to slopes along Buffalo Bayou. By Adam Dibble, CPESC,…

Video: Restoring and Reinforcing Slopes in Houston’s Hurricane Country

July 14, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Video

This video created by Profile Products shows how the city of Houston was able to save money and prevent future damage to slopes along Buffalo Bayou.

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 than $3.5 billion in revenue, Hub is one of the largest such companies in the world. And in the teenage…

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…

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…

Collaboration in Product Development Results in Better Designs

June 1, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Good design is slow. Effective collaboration also takes time. According to Sara Pevaroff Schuh, the founding principal of Philadelphia-based SALT Design Studio, “Quality fights to be a full partner at the table with quick.” She’s right. It may seem like…

Bridging the Divide: How Lidar Data Help Mitigate Landslides Near Yellowstone

June 1, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The Double Draw Landslide in May 2011 closed U.S. 26 for about a month after leaving an estimated 200,000 tons of debris on the highway. More landslides occur along a 38-mile region of U.S. 26/287 in northwest Wyoming—close to Yellowstone National Park and…

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: A Growing Trend Toward 3D Digital Deliverables for Bridges and Structures

June 1, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

In the United States, a project-delivery revolution that’s been building for years is unfolding. As software continues to “eat the world,” Model Based Design and Construction (MBDC) has been slowly and methodically added to the menu. MBDC is the use…

The CEO Series Continues: Excerpts from an Interview with Esri President Jack Dangermond: The Convergence of AEC and GIS

May 25, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured, Interview

In November 2019, Informed Infrastructure Editorial Director Todd Danielson interviewed Esri President Jack Dangermond at the Autodesk University (AU) Conference in Las Vegas.  The full interview video can be viewed at bit.ly/2VTPr4q, but…