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Clearing a Hurdle for the Potomac Yard Metro Station

March 6, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Innovative financing played an important role in getting a long-anticipated Metrorail station on track for a 2021 opening.  The addition of a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) rail station at Potomac Yard is a central feature to successfully…

Storm on the Horizon: Sewage Overflow Is a Problem for Today, Not Tomorrow

March 4, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  Climate change often is depicted as a far-off threat; something for future generations to worry about. However, while politicians continue to debate…

Cell Tower Inspection and Maintenance: UAV Reality Capture and Digital Twin Pilot Project Suggest Major Efficiency Gains

February 24, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Telstra’s complex cell-tower arrays typically are mounted at the top of 25-meter, non-climbable steel monopoles. Determining the precise number of cell…

Panel Discussion: How Can We Improve U.S. Transportation Infrastructure?

February 10, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Introduction The title question for this feature has been discussed and debated countless times by countless people and organizations in many formats. But a letter Informed Infrastructure received and published in its July/August 2018 issue sparked our own…

Fairfield Glade: Pressure Sewer System Perfect Fit for Tennessee Retirement Locale

February 4, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  In the early 1970s, a flashy promotional campaign launched Fairfield Glade, a private retirement enclave atop East Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau. It was the first step of a marathon project that developers likely knew would take generations to complete,…

Constructible Models: Lead to Time and Cost Efficiencies in Building a Particleboard Plant

January 25, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The main concrete structure can be seen in this overall model view. From its blank canvas in Grayling, Mich., a year ago, the site of ARAUCO’s new particleboard operation has transformed into a vibrant construction project. A leader in sustainable-forest…

Engineered Solutions: Transcending Time – Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel Provides Solution to Combat Corrosion on Bridges Old and New

December 19, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured, Showcase

Sponsored by:   The world is a very different place today than it was in 1966—a time of space exploration, computers the size of an entire room, and color TVs being a new phenomenon. In addition to these scientific and technological advancements, there…

New Tricks Result in Treat for I-95 Commuters: Collaboration Key to Early Project Completion

December 17, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  On Halloween, Oct. 31, 2017, commuters who use the heavily congested I-95/395 highway in Virginia received a special treat: a new 2-mile-long reversible express lane that would significantly ease congestion on the heavily travelled interstate. Although…

Infrastructure Digitization: Two Industry Analysts Discuss Recent Tech Efforts from Autodesk and Bentley

November 26, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Three Trends Defining Industrialized Construction By Drew Buechley On the main stage of Autodesk University 2017 in Las Vegas, Jim Lynch, vice president of the Autodesk Building Products Group, highlighted Autodesk’s increased focus on the industrialization…

Optimal Surroundings: Engineering Is Critical to Optimize a Fabric Building for Your Application

November 26, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Rigid-frame engineering allows for precise building dimensions to be calculated and applied based on the equipment being housed. By Jeff Williams and Scott Jones Nobody enjoys being forced into a decision. We usually like to consider our options, and the best…