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How the Challenges of 2020 Will Shape the Infrastructure Industry

December 3, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The need to build and maintain U.S. infrastructure continues, and organizations continue to operate in a period of unprecedented disruption. A global pandemic, economic downturn and necessary social change will ensure 2020 a place in the history books. The…

Modern Bridge Inspection: Latest Technologies and Techniques Employed on NYC’s Massive New Cuomo Bridge

December 3, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Nagesh Goel, co-founder and president of Atlas Evaluation & Inspection Services (AEIS)—a leading testing, inspection and certification company based…

Easing the Headache of Industrial Stormwater Compliance

December 3, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A photo shows a typical use of galvanized grating on a rooftop, which can be a contributing source of zinc. Industrial activities continue to be a source…

Workplace Reimagined: COVID-19 Reshapes the Modern Office Experience

December 3, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

World Economic Forum’s U.S. Headquarters in New York City, designed recently by Montroy DeMarco Architecture, features extensive video-conferencing facilities to allow collaboration between individuals and large groups located on different continents. This…

All Aboard the St. Louis MetroLink: Big Block, Hollow Core Retaining Wall System Protects Trains in Beautiful New Digs

November 9, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  The St. Louis MetroLink serves as a lifeline for commuters and visitors alike, with routes extending through downtown to the city’s international airport, near Washington University, and out to Scott Air Force Base near Shiloh, Ill. One of the busiest…

Increasing Profits and Winning More Work: GMF Industries’ Journey from Traditional to Model-Based Estimates

October 26, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Estimating is inarguably one of the most-important and challenging aspects of any project, especially in today’s market in which the pressure is high to deliver competitive estimates in tight timeframes. At the same time, errors during takeoff, the volatility…

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 to the model view with a simple workflow. Heavy civil infrastructure projects are getting larger and more…

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 work cut out for them. They were tasked to design a stabilization project for 1,500 linear feet of coastal…

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…