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A Rise in Urgency: Impacts of Rising Waters and Waves/Erosion on Great Lakes Infrastructure

October 2, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A summer home falls into Lake Michigan. (Image Courtesy: Patrica Gancer) On New Year’s Eve 2019, the summer home belonging to Patrica Gancer was “rocking and rolling,” but this wasn’t due to end-of-year festivities or excessive partying. The house…

Mobile Technology Drives the Need to Change Heavy Civil Construction

September 4, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

SYNCHRO Field allows users to alert the team to an issue from the jobsite, automatically adding map coordinates and linking the project issue directly…

Shoreline Stabilization: Teamwork and Technology Tackle a Growing Concern

August 28, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The team at GZA—a Massachusetts-based firm providing geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water and construction-management services—had their…

Pigs in the Water? Houston’s Largest Surface-Water Project Brings Engineering Value and Confidence

August 26, 2020 - in Articles, Feature

By Josh Tebbe and Wayne Biery The Greater Houston region’s reliance on groundwater created the nation’s largest areas of ground subsidence and placed the metro area on a path toward a potential water shortage as its population grows.  Recognizing…

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. The video at the top of this page is an interview with Charlie Penland, P.E., senior principal for Walter P. Moore & Associates,…

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…