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Thoughts From Engineers: The Shadow Cast by Lead Pipes

February 4, 2021 - in Articles, Column

On the eve of the New Year, amidst a pandemic and presidential transition, the final revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) were published on Dec. 20, 2020. The new LCR modifies and updates parts of a law that was first passed in 1988. At that time,…

Future Forward: Transform Vacant Singular-Use Buildings for Year-Round Occupancy

February 4, 2021 - in Articles, Profile

Nicole Keeler is the director of sustainability at NELSON Worldwide.   Design for an Unknowable Future In normal years, millions of square feet of…

Future Forward Full Interview: Transform Vacant Singular-Use Buildings for Year-Round Occupancy

February 4, 2021 - in Articles, Interview

Nicole Keeler is the director of sustainability at NELSON Worldwide. V1 Media: Please provide a brief background of your education and career before NELSON…

From the Editor: Engineers Need To Find Their Voice in 2021

February 4, 2021 - in Articles, Column

What if you inspected a bridge and found severe rust deterioration of a fracture-critical steel member, and you reviewed previous inspection reports that documented the progression of this condition? And what if you took this information back to the office,…

ReEngineering the Engineer: Patience Required: Getting Up To Speed Can Be a Slow Process

February 1, 2021 - in Articles, Column

Our older daughter was an early professional casualty of the pandemic. Although she received her college degree in finance and marketing, she had a passion for event planning. She started working with a local woman shortly after college, part time. She…

Video: Hearing the Voice of the Customer

January 14, 2021 - in Interview, Video

Todd Danielson, Informed Infrastructure's editorial director, interviewed Katriona Lord-Levins, the chief success officer for Bentley Systems, via webcam.

Accelerated Efficiency with Data-Driven Design

December 18, 2020 - in Articles, Column

Viktor Várkonyi, Chief Division Officer of the Planning & Design Division and Member of the Executive Board of the Nemetschek Group, explains why data-driven design is more efficient than model-driven design and what this has to do with Building Lifecycle…

Tech Tip: Is it Time to Update Your Civil 3D Template?

December 14, 2020 - in Articles, Column

If you’re on an Autodesk subscription plan, new versions of software are available to you every year, and periodic updates, enhancements and hotfixes are issued on a pretty regular basis. Although your software may be keeping up to date, your template file…

Code Update: An Advanced Approach to Seismic Code-Check of Steel Connections

December 3, 2020 - in Articles, Column

About half the buildings designed and constructed in North America have some level of seismic design requirements. Seismic design has evolved—engineers now face terms such as capacity design, dissipative item, plastic hinge and deformation capacity—so…

From the Editor: What’s Past Is Prologue, But the Future Seems Uncertain

December 3, 2020 - in Articles, Column

For the last three months, I’ve been teaching a senior design class at Valparaiso University, my alma mater. When I say “at Valparaiso University,” I mean “at home, for the university, through online software.” The pandemic has had a significant…