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Making History by Preserving History: Casino Development in Springfield Based on Extraordinary Structural Preservation

June 5, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  June 1, 2011, was a tragic day in Springfield, Mass. (settled since 1636, it’s Massachusetts’ third-largest city); seven devastating tornadoes touched down in and around the city, killing three people, injuring 300 and leaving more than 500 homeless.…

Digging Deep to Unlock the Waterfront: Massive New Tunnel Opens Below Downtown Seattle

June 3, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) needed to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct that carried a section of State Route 99 (SR…

A New New York Bridge

May 27, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The iconic Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge is New York’s most ambitious infrastructure project of the 21st century. The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge…

Engineered Solutions: New NACE e-Course Provides for More than a Skilled Coatings Applicator Workforce

May 27, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured, Showcase

Sponsored by:     Protective coatings are the primary means and most widely used tool to protect assets against corrosion. Their importance has helped drive the evolution of the industry to a highly technical field that requires skilled personnel…

Feature Article Follow Up: 167 N. Green St.

May 13, 2019 - in Articles, Buildings, Feature, Featured, Video

To complement a feature published in the April 2019 issue of Informed Infrastructure, "Making Everyone Happy: Early and Effective Collaboration to Realize a Beautiful Building," Todd Danielson, the magazine's editorial director, went to the Chicago office…

Making Everyone Happy: Early and Effective Collaboration to Realize a Beautiful Building

May 9, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  Structural engineers occupy a difficult niche in high-rise construction; too often, their role is perceived as a “reality check” on the actual cost-effective constructability of beautiful, ambitious buildings. This perception can bring them into…

Tunnel Vision: Blended Technologies for Tight Schedules and Tighter Conditions

May 9, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By John Stenmark John May is accustomed to taking on challenging projects, but he soon recognized that this one would be different. Meeting the project requirements would involve multiple technologies, advanced software and a team of dedicated and—quite…

Aiming for Net Zero in Public Buildings: 8 Principles

May 9, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Buildings account for as much as 40 percent of all energy consumed in the United States. To increase the efficiency of buildings and address climate-change issues, government programs increasingly promote “net zero energy” (NZE) goals for public buildings.…

After the Wildfire: Soil Stabilization Key to Recovery Efforts

May 2, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Fiber-reinforced matrix products are designed to give seed a stable growth medium on particularly steep slopes. Hydromulch was used on hillsides in the Verdugo Mountains in Los Angeles following the La Tuna Fire, which started Sept. 1, 2017, and burned 7,194…

Oregon DOT Uses Technology to Keep up with Progressive Contractors

March 21, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

ODOT inspectors use the Windows 7-compatible DT Research model DT391GS tablet equipped with a GNSS antenna and MicroSurvey FieldGenius to stake out and check precise layout points as part of regular inspection duties. In 2016, construction inspectors at the…