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Bridge Rehabilitation and Replacement: Engineers Explain Methods Used on the Seabrook Strauss Bascule Bridge

September 16, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Gregory P. Taravella, P.E., and James W.H. Costigan, E.I. The Seabrook Bridge is a Strauss Heel-Trunnion Bascule Bridge located in New Orleans and owned by the Port of New Orleans. Built in 1923, the through-truss bridge originally carried two railroad…

An Olympian Achievement: Los Angeles Zeroes in on Emissions-Free Bus Fleet

September 6, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

When Los Angeles hosts the Summer Olympic Games in 2028, city officials are hoping its zero-emissions bus fleet will share a bit of the spotlight with…

Stormwater Management System Protects University of Michigan Campus

August 26, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The system protects university buildings from potential floods while benefiting the environment and the city of Ann Arbor. The University of Michigan’s…

Four Places Putting Green Infrastructure to Work for Local Communities

August 5, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Figure 1. A map shows areas that would be flooded by 1.5 meters of sea-level rise, which is how much sea levels could rise by 2100 if emissions aren’t curtailed. By Emily Cassidy and Suzanne Ozment Water is a source of growing tension and violence in places…

Interview with Greg Bentley, CEO, Bentley Systems: The Continuing Evolution of Engineering Software

July 29, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Informed Infrastructure Editorial Director Todd Danielson (right) interviewed Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley (left). In April 2019, Informed Infrastructure Editorial Director Todd Danielson went to Bentley Systems’ corporate headquarters in Exton, Pa.,…

Building a Smarter City: Baton Rouge Shows that Bigger Isn’t (Necessarily) Better

July 29, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

According to the IESE Cities in Motion Index, New York City, London, Paris and Tokyo topped the list of the world’s “smartest cities” in 2018. When megacities (with populations of more than 8 million) top these types of rankings, it’s easy to lose…

CAVTEC Moves Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Forward

July 19, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  Smart mobility solutions—such as connected infrastructure, autonomous vehicles, data-driven mobility and intelligent transport systems—are gaining ground in the transportation industry. To further these emerging smart mobility solutions, Space Institute…

Grid Modernization Will Require Active, Holistic Network Management

June 21, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

As concerns about aging infrastructure in the electric industry fester, the promise of grid modernization is gaining increasing sway as power suppliers pursue optimized uptime and resilience while satisfying consumer cravings for lowered carbon footprints.…

Reef Re-Creation for Shoreline Protection

June 13, 2019 - in Articles, Feature

  The Terrebonne Bay Shore Protection Demonstration Project points to one technique to help reduce shoreline erosion as well as promote oyster reef building. As climate change and subsidence begin to endanger America’s coastal communities, city and…

Mobile 3D Scanning Technology Gaining Traction in Home-Renovation Market

June 13, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A complete 3D point cloud of an entire property is viewed in CloudCompare. As residential real estate prices continue to climb in many parts of the United States, property owners are increasingly investing in renovations and additions to their existing homes.…