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‘Adaptive Reuse’ Leads to Innovative Partnering Opportunities

April 28, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Where the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino once stood, Atlantic City will create a development corridor to connect a convention center to retail space, boardwalks and beaches. (Wikimedia Commons) As public assets become weathered through time, repair and maintenance…

High-Strength Steel Takes Salesforce Tower Chicago to New Heights

April 28, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Salesforce Tower Chicago anchors Wolf Point, a mixed-use development at the confluence of the Chicago River’s three branches. (Steelblue) The Chicago…

Help Wanted: Smart People; Transportation Industry Addresses Workforce Expansion and Diversification

April 28, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Bentley Education partners with the National Society of Black Engineers to engage with talented engineering students. The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure…

New Wittpenn Bridge Demonstrates the Criticality of Inspection

April 28, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

An estimated 178 million trips are taken across the nation’s more than 617,000 bridges, but approximately 7.5 percent of the nation’s bridges are considered structurally deficient, and 42 percent of all bridges are at least 50 years old. Considering recent…

Getting Geotechnical: The Making, Shaking and Remaking of San Francisco’s Treasure Island

April 28, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Treasure Island is a 400-acre artificial island in San Francisco Bay. San Francisco Bay’s Treasure Island—a flat, 400-acre, rather headstone-shaped island—is entirely artificial, “… constructed by emplacing 260,000 tons of quarried rock in the shoals…

Natural Wonders: Safety, Accessibility and Aesthetics Shape Pedestrian Suspension Bridges

March 30, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Sean O’Keefe There’s something wonderful about a walk in the woods: the nearness of nature, the wind rustling through trees, the magical light almost any time of day, and never knowing what’s around the next bend. For Gus Smithhisler, P.E., it’s…

Data Centers: Provide Unique Circumstances and Challenges for Stormwater Detention

March 30, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Carol Brzozowski This article is based on a webcam interview recorded by Todd Danielson, the editorial director of Informed Infrastructure. You can view a video of the full interview at the top of this page or by visiting bit.ly/3FxF3o4 E-commerce…

Emerging Cyber-Solutions Are Updating Urban Infrastructure

March 30, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Gordon Feller Cities are working hard to adopt state-of-the-art technologies. Several forces are driving them to embrace emerging innovations: agencies are working on interconnected problems; increasingly diverse communities are pushing governments to meet…

The Very Model of Modern Major Terminal: Kansas City Replaces Three Outdated Terminals with a Cutting-Edge Jewel

March 30, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Credit: From the Ground UP Photography   Kansas City International Airport (MCI) has its origin in the “Great Flood of 1951,” which more or less destroyed the facilities of Mid-Continent Airlines and Trans World Airlines (TWA) at Fairfax Airport…

You Can’t Build a Healthy Economy on Crumbling Infrastructure

March 30, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

On Feb. 10, 2022, Informed Infrastructure Editorial Director Todd Danielson interviewed Maria Lehman, president-elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and director of U.S. Infrastructure for GHD US. ASCE has 150,000 members in 177…