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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…

Don’t Believe in Magic: Berne, Switzerland, Demonstrates 20 Years of Public Works Coordination

March 21, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  Smart City, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Asset Lifecycle Management are today’s buzzwords to put a magic spell on many an infrastructure…

Executive Corner: Five Takeaways on 2018 A/E M&A Activity

March 21, 2019 - in Articles, Column

With a backdrop of solid macroeconomic growth, strong financial performance and robust backlogs—yet facing the tightest labor markets in a generation—A/E…

Video: Microsoft’s Nancy Li Talks about Mixed Reality in Construction

March 18, 2019 - in Featured, Modeling, People, Profile, Technology, Video

At the Bentley Systems' 2018 Year In Infrastructure event held Oct. 15-18, 2018, in London, Todd Danielson, the editorial director of Informed Infrastructure, interviewed Nancy Li, Microsoft's global head of partnerships and industry solutions for its Mixed…

Keeping it Safe and Efficient When Working in Wind

March 18, 2019 - in Articles, Column

Denis Hogan, Performance and Special Projects Manager at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), highlights the regulations for working safely and efficiently with lifting equipment in the European wind energy sector. As the wind energy sector…

Code Update: Resources for Safety in Lead Abatement

March 6, 2019 - in Articles, Column

It’s well known that lead is harmful. Also well known is the metal’s usefulness as a component of industrial coatings because it holds up against the elements and helps prevent corrosion. As infrastructure and assets age, it’s a matter of when, not if,…

Clearing a Hurdle for the Potomac Yard Metro Station

March 6, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Innovative financing played an important role in getting a long-anticipated Metrorail station on track for a 2021 opening. The addition of a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) rail station at Potomac Yard is a central feature to successfully…

Storm on the Horizon: Sewage Overflow Is a Problem for Today, Not Tomorrow

March 4, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  Climate change often is depicted as a far-off threat; something for future generations to worry about. However, while politicians continue to debate how to solve this critical issue, the effects of global warming and changing weather patterns are already…

Thoughts From Engineers: Rethinking the Water We Drink

March 4, 2019 - in Articles, Column

Although it may come as a surprise to some, a few communities in the United States must work harder and invest more to secure clean drinking water every day. In a particularly bone-dry part of the country, one municipality has been working on a thorny water-supply…

Future Forward: Solar Charging Stations Reduce Impact of Damaged Power Grids

February 26, 2019 - in Articles, Profile

This page profiles innovative and impactful applied research in civil and structural engineering to spur continuing thought and dialog to create a better industry. These profiles are based on interviews, and the opinions and statements are those of the subject…