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Four Places Putting Green Infrastructure to Work for Local Communities

August 5, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Figure 1. A map shows areas that would be flooded by 1.5 meters of sea-level rise, which is how much sea levels could rise by 2100 if emissions aren’t curtailed. By Emily Cassidy and Suzanne Ozment Water is a source of growing tension and violence in places…

Interview with Greg Bentley, CEO, Bentley Systems: The Continuing Evolution of Engineering Software

July 29, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Informed Infrastructure Editorial Director Todd Danielson (right) interviewed Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley (left). In April 2019, Informed Infrastructure…

Building a Smarter City: Baton Rouge Shows that Bigger Isn’t (Necessarily) Better

July 29, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

According to the IESE Cities in Motion Index, New York City, London, Paris and Tokyo topped the list of the world’s “smartest cities” in 2018. When…

CAVTEC Moves Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Forward

July 19, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  Smart mobility solutions—such as connected infrastructure, autonomous vehicles, data-driven mobility and intelligent transport systems—are gaining ground in the transportation industry. To further these emerging smart mobility solutions, Space Institute…

Grid Modernization Will Require Active, Holistic Network Management

June 21, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

As concerns about aging infrastructure in the electric industry fester, the promise of grid modernization is gaining increasing sway as power suppliers pursue optimized uptime and resilience while satisfying consumer cravings for lowered carbon footprints.…

Reef Re-Creation for Shoreline Protection

June 13, 2019 - in Articles, Feature

  The Terrebonne Bay Shore Protection Demonstration Project points to one technique to help reduce shoreline erosion as well as promote oyster reef building. As climate change and subsidence begin to endanger America’s coastal communities, city and…

Mobile 3D Scanning Technology Gaining Traction in Home-Renovation Market

June 13, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A complete 3D point cloud of an entire property is viewed in CloudCompare. As residential real estate prices continue to climb in many parts of the United States, property owners are increasingly investing in renovations and additions to their existing homes.…

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 99) along the downtown waterfront. Originally opened in 1953, the Viaduct was aging and cut off access to…

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 is about more than connecting one point to another. The iconic structure also is an important feature in…