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Project Management Insights: No Buzzwords, Just Good PM Concepts

June 3, 2021 - in Articles, Column

The business world loves buzzwords. Consultants and marketers thrive on buzzwords. Google, Twitter and all social channels constantly drill the importance of keywords. Words are the way to stand out or be found in a universe of noise. If we ever wonder…

Thoughts from Engineers: Water Infrastructure Woes Hit the American Pocketbook

June 3, 2021 - in Articles, Column

The COVID-19 pandemic brought into sharp focus a few key realities about water service in the United States. Many millions of Americans worked hard…

Executive Corner: Don’t Neglect Post-Pandemic Employee Engagement

June 3, 2021 - in Articles, Column

For this installment of “Executive Corner,” we explore how the A&E landscape has changed during the pandemic, particularly in terms of employees…

ReEngineering the Engineer: Self Preservation Through Workload and Stress Management

June 3, 2021 - in Articles, Column

If there’s a silver lining to COVID, it helped push us to more-efficient ways of communication. Rather than traveling to meetings and wasting a ton of time on the road, we’ve embraced the idea of virtual meetings. I think that’s actually an OK thing.…

From the Editor: Open Mic Night at ‘The Engineer’s Lounge’

June 3, 2021 - in Articles, Column

I recently completed two semesters teaching senior civil engineers at my alma mater, Valparaiso University. It was a pleasure and honor to be part of their education—something I took very seriously. But it was a different type of year, as we all know.…

Video: Converging Technologies Create Smart Infrastructure

May 26, 2021 - in Articles, Interview, Video

Todd Danielson, Informed Infrastructure's editorial director, interviewed Ruth Gratzke, president and CEO of Siemens Smart Infrastructure USA, via webcam.

Thermal Imagery for Building and Utilities Owners

May 26, 2021 - in Articles, News

By Woolpert’s Qassim Abdullah, Ph.D., PLS, CP and Nadja Turek, PE, F. SAME, LEED AP BD+C, GGP, Envision SP May 2021       Abstract This paper discusses the aerial acquisition of thermal imagery and introduces thermography, acquisition parameters,…

Podcast: Mobility Digital Twins

May 24, 2021 - in Interview, Transportation, Video

Recently, Bentley Systems announced the acquisition of transportation modeling and Mobility Simulation Leader INRO Software to enable digital cities to simulate multimodal transportation scenarios, and model resilience and sustainability outcomes in mobility…

Podcast: An Open, Dynamic Platform for Digital Twins

May 14, 2021 - in Interview, Technology, Video

Infrastructure professionals are quickly catching on to the significant gains that can be realized by digital twins with more than half of all large industrial companies expected to use digital twins in some form by 2021. The concept of an infrastructure digital…

Change Leader Full Interview: Smart Engineering and Infrastructure Funding Desperately Needed

May 14, 2021 - in Articles, Interview

Barry B. LePatner is the author of Too Big to Fall: America’s Failing Infrastructure and the Way Forward. He is founder of the New York City-based law firm LePatner & Associates LLP; and for three decades has been prominent as an advisor on business…