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Code Update: A Seismic Monitoring Systems Snapshot for Building Code Compliance in California

October 29, 2018 - in Articles, Column

California is most associated with earthquake risk, but the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) points out that while all U.S. states have some potential for earthquakes, 42 of the 50 states “have a reasonable chance of experiencing damaging ground shaking from…

Engineered Solutions: Modernizing Infrastructure to Keep Costs Low and Profit Margins High

October 24, 2018 - in Articles, Featured, Showcase

Sponsored By:       Founded in 2007, Egnyte delivers a content platform designed for business. Egnyte’s cloud-based platform serves as…

Infrastructure Outlook: We Need 21st Century Solutions for America’s Infrastructure

October 9, 2018 - in Articles, Column

Americans know how bad the country’s infrastructure has become, particularly our roads and bridges. The growing U.S. population, currently at 328 million…

From the Editor: Managing a $10 Trillion Construction Industry

October 5, 2018 - in Articles, Column

Several years ago, the trillion-dollar global construction industry (projected to hit $10 trillion by 2020) caught the eyes of Silicon Valley and Wall Street. Much has been written (including in this column) about the industry’s inefficiencies, and there’s…

Final Thoughts: Which Costumes Have You Worn Throughout Your Engineering Career?

October 5, 2018 - in Articles, Column

It’s Halloween season: the time of year when we get to dress up and act like a different person or character for a day. We can take on another role, different from the role we play at home or at work. I asked my young neighbor what he was going to be for…

Change Leader: Steering Infrastructure Toward More Private Investment

October 5, 2018 - in Articles, Profile

These profiles are based on interviews, and the opinions and statements are those of the subject and are not necessarily shared or endorsed by this publication. Elizabeth Dubeck is a corporate/project finance lawyer with O’Melveny in Los Angeles,…

ReEngineering the Engineer: Teaching IPD: Integrated Project Dharma

October 4, 2018 - in Articles, Column

In 2016, Fitzpatrick Engineering Group was invited to be a signatory for a true Integrated (Lean) Project Delivery (ILPD) project for a regional hospital system. Most of the design team (everyone but the architect) as well as the general contractor and his…

Future Forward: Energy Networks Provide Incentives (Including Cash) to Use Less Energy

October 2, 2018 - 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…

Change Leader Full Interview: Steering Infrastructure Toward More Private Investment

October 1, 2018 - in Articles, Interview

These profiles are based on interviews, and the opinions and statements are those of the subject and are not necessarily shared or endorsed by this publication. Elizabeth Dubeck is a corporate/project finance lawyer with O’Melveny in Los Angeles,…

Future Forward Full Interview: Infrastructure Operators Increasingly Look to Industrial Wireless Networks

October 1, 2018 - in Articles, Interview

This page profiles innovative and impactful applied research and development 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…