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Final Thoughts: When Did You Choose Your Career?

May 27, 2019 - in Column

Some people have known all their life what their chosen profession would be, perhaps because of a particular skill or because a relative was a successful example. Others may postpone that decision until later in life, perhaps during college, because they’re…

Engineered Solutions: New NACE e-Course Provides for More than a Skilled Coatings Applicator Workforce

May 27, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured, Showcase

Sponsored by:     Protective coatings are the primary means and most widely used tool to protect assets against corrosion. Their importance…

ReEngineering the Engineer: To Change or Not to Change? The Answer Usually Is to Change

May 20, 2019 - in Articles, Column

Codes have changed significantly through the years. When I started engineering, the structural section of the North Carolina Building Code was just more…

Letters from May 2019 Issue

May 20, 2019 - in Articles, Letters

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Feature Article Follow Up: 167 N. Green St.

May 13, 2019 - in Articles, Buildings, Feature, Featured, Video

To complement a feature published in the April 2019 issue of Informed Infrastructure, "Making Everyone Happy: Early and Effective Collaboration to Realize a Beautiful Building," Todd Danielson, the magazine's editorial director, went to the Chicago office…

Change Leader: Electric Utilities Face Many Challenges and Opportunities in 2019

May 9, 2019 - 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. Mark Burke is a technical and business development advisor for Black & Veatch, an employee-owned…

Making Everyone Happy: Early and Effective Collaboration to Realize a Beautiful Building

May 9, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  Structural engineers occupy a difficult niche in high-rise construction; too often, their role is perceived as a “reality check” on the actual cost-effective constructability of beautiful, ambitious buildings. This perception can bring them into…

Tunnel Vision: Blended Technologies for Tight Schedules and Tighter Conditions

May 9, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By John Stenmark John May is accustomed to taking on challenging projects, but he soon recognized that this one would be different. Meeting the project requirements would involve multiple technologies, advanced software and a team of dedicated and—quite…

Aiming for Net Zero in Public Buildings: 8 Principles

May 9, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Buildings account for as much as 40 percent of all energy consumed in the United States. To increase the efficiency of buildings and address climate-change issues, government programs increasingly promote “net zero energy” (NZE) goals for public buildings.…

Infrastructure Outlook: Power Play: Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber-attacks

May 9, 2019 - in Articles, Column

Governments generally define the essential assets of a functioning society as its critical infrastructure, including electricity, communications, heating, healthcare and transport networks. For the United States, attempted cyber-attacks on these systems continue…