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Cracks in the Road: Resolving Unintentional Maintenance Impacts on a Residential Development

March 9, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

All residential development projects encounter problems and complications. Some are expected, but most are not. The Summerlake subdivision in Wintergarden, Fla., required maintenance and mitigation due to unexpected construction delays that allowed cracks…

Reflecting History in the Present and Future: Redeveloping and Preserving the Old Sacramento Waterfront District

March 9, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  Ever since the planting of Sacramento at the confluence of two mighty rivers, she has had to fight for existence with an energy and constancy which…

Subway Station Modernization: Design-Build Team Upgrades Six NYC-Area Transit Stations

February 26, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  In two projects, New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and a design-build team of Urbahn Architects, HAKS (now Atane Consulting)…

Excerpts from an Interview with the CEOs of Bentley Systems and Topcon

February 21, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

In October 2019, Informed Infrastructure Editorial Director Todd Danielson went to Bentley Systems’ Year In Infrastructure conference in Singapore. While there as an award juror for the Buildings and Campuses category, he was able to interview Greg Bentley…

Distributed Water Management Marks A New Way Forward

December 17, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  For more than 100 years, the United States has relied on an ever-growing massive network of centralized water-treatment facilities. This is the standard model for both public and private investment. As a result, more than 85 percent of the U.S. population…

A Cool-Looking Chiller: New Core Infrastructure at UMass Amherst Is Sustainable, Educational and Beautiful

December 17, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The northwest corner of the chiller plant shows rhythmical façade patterns in channel glass and metal panels above ground level. Oxford’s “dreaming spires” (subject of the famous poem), Harvard’s Widener Library (home to one of the world’s few perfect…

How Steel Deck Is Shaking Up Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design

December 17, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  All too often, we get stuck in the mindset that the way we currently do things is the way we must continue to do them. An example that hits close to home is the way steel deck is underutilized by designers in the low- and mid-rise construction market.…

Brick Sewer Rehabilitation in the Nation’s Capital

November 18, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  The Washington, D.C., sewer system (managed by DC Water) is a mix of pipe systems that includes large-diameter brick structures. Following an alert from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), DC Water’s engineering group carried out a pipe…

We’re Not Bluffing: Erosion Is a Serious Issue

November 11, 2019 - in Articles, Feature

By Matt Welch, CPESC, CESSWI, and Adam Dibble, CPESC, CESSWI The North American Great Lakes account for roughly 21 percent of the planet’s surface freshwater and 84 percent of North America’s surface freshwater. If you haven’t had a chance to look across…

Supercomputing that Supports Infrastructure

November 4, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Argonne National Laboratories Makes Climate Modeling Practical for Regional Infrastructure Asset Management Argonne National Laboratory, located in Lemont, Ill. (just outside Chicago), has some of the trappings of an outstanding Bond villain lair, including…