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Real-Time Reporting: Information Management Keeps $1 Billion Light-Rail Project on Track

September 14, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Traditionally, the construction and engineering sectors have been somewhat reticent to adopt new technology. However, with the prospect of a U.S. government infrastructure bill in the works, which could trigger spending of $200 billion in federal money during…

Bond … 54 Bond Street: NYC Building Restoration Wins Prestigious Award

August 27, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

54 Bond Street in Manhattan is a circa-1874, corner cast-iron building in the French Second Empire style. Its recent facade preservation and restoration…

Emergency Operations: Loyola University Medical Center Upgrades Stormwater Mitigation System After Dangerous Flooding Event

August 15, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Bill Wood, P.E. The year 2013 typically isn’t remembered for its storms. There were no Hurricane Harveys or Marias, no Superstorm Sandys, and no…

Hilton Head Airport Extension Sustainably Overcomes Environmental Concerns

July 16, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Residents of Hilton Head, S.C., have long been sensitive to the island’s environment. The island covers more than 69 square miles, but nearly 40 percent of it is water. The island includes 12 miles of Atlantic Ocean beachfront and has grown in popularity…

Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge: Innovative Design Wins Awards, Moves More People

July 9, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The original “Q Bridge” was built over the Quinnipiac River in New Haven, Conn., in 1958, but within 30 years its six lanes were insufficient for the growing traffic. Shortly before it was officially dedicated as the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in 1995…

A Tunnel That Improves Automated Vehicles

July 2, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Willow Run, a manufacturing complex located near Ypsilanti, Mich., was built by the Ford Motor Company in 1940 as one of the first facilities dedicated to the mass production of military aircraft, primarily the famous B-24 Liberator heavy bomber, the most…

A High-Visibility Project: Examining the Historic and Beautiful New Portageville Bridge

June 11, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Mark Scacco, P.E. In 1852—the year women were being arrested for wearing pants (Emma Snodgrass in Boston) and the first edition of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus was published—the Erie Railroad Company built the first bridge to cross the Genesee River Gorge…

The Right Tool for the Job: Multiple Tools Complicate Reality-Capture Landscape

May 21, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

When it comes to capturing existing conditions, the first question in everyone’s mind seems to be “to scan or not to scan?” With all the technologies out there, the next question is usually “which tool is best for the job?” Complicating the ability…

Battling Corrosion Problems in Harsh Middle East Environmental Conditions

May 21, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Figure 1. Migrating corrosion inhibitors form a protective layer on the surface of embedded steel reinforcement. By Julie Holmquist Harsh environmental conditions create an added challenge to the durability of structures in Middle Eastern regions such as the…

Historic Bookbindery Opens New Chapter

April 23, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Kenny Lapins New York’s Tribeca neighborhood in Lower Manhattan is known for its contributions to artistry. Home of the annual Tribeca Film Festival and firehouse Hook and Ladder Company No. 8 (headquarters of the Ghostbusters in the original film), this…