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From the Editor: Message to Graduates (and All Engineers): Go Out and Do Good

May 27, 2022 - in Articles, Column

I was pleased to attend the annual meeting of the Indiana Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, which included a competition among college students who presented their senior design projects to an audience and a panel of judges. The senior civil…

Executive Corner: An Inside Look at the Landmark ESOP Valuation Case

May 27, 2022 - in Articles, Column

For over a decade, the Department of Labor (DOL) has carried out a controversial and aggressive enforcement effort targeting valuation issues…

Thoughts From Engineers: When Cities in the Midwest Run Dry

May 27, 2022 - in Articles, Column

The states surrounding the Great Lakes have always been a bit smug about the bounty of freshwater on their doorstep. These states have been equally…

Transportation Troubleshooting: Meet Paula Hammond: 40 Years of Engineering Experience to Share

May 27, 2022 - in Articles, Column

Paula Hammond will write a recurring column for Informed Infrastructure, beginning with the August 2022 issue. This introductory column is based on an interview by Todd Danielson, the editorial director of Informed Infrastructure. You can view a…

Leap Forward: Digitizing Construction Will Transform the Safety and Efficiency of Project Delivery

May 27, 2022 - in Articles, Column

Digital technologies are transforming all aspects of daily life, helping to keep communities healthy, safe, connected and more sustainable. In the construction sector, continued efforts to increase site safety, coupled with rising expectations for speed…

Threading the Needle: Rebuilding 100-Year-Old Transit Infrastructure Above the Streets of Chicago

May 27, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The city of Chicago features an undeniable legacy of design innovation. Based on a long history of pushing the limits of possibility through experimentation, Chicago has been something of a smart-city laboratory ever since the Great Chicago Fire left huge…

Change Leader: Water Infrastructure Needs New Policies To Match New Technology

May 27, 2022 - in Articles, Profile

This particular webcam interview was recorded by Todd Danielson, the editorial director of Informed Infrastructure. You can view a video of the full interview above or by visiting bit.ly/3sDfez4 Colby Manwaring is a vice president at Autodesk and…

Future Forward: Use Technology to Achieve a ‘Digital Transformation’

May 27, 2022 - in Articles, Profile

This particular webcam interview was recorded by Todd Danielson, the editorial director of Informed Infrastructure. You can view a video of the full interview above or by visiting bit.ly/3Ngn7m0. Brad Barth is the chief products officer at InEight.…

Redeveloping Underutilized Spaces: Growth of the Life Science and Consumer Goods Market Sectors Offers Real Estate Development and Repositioning Opportunities

May 27, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Increased capacity plumbing and ventilation systems were specified by Montroy Andersen DeMarco in the laboratory section of the Secaucus, N.J., research and office facility of The Martin Bauer Group, a global manufacturer and provider of quality tea and botanicals.…

The Purple Pioneers: Irvine Ranch Water District Continues To Innovate

May 27, 2022 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

IRWD’s Michelson Water Recycling Plant repurposes water for multiple uses. The Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) has always set itself apart as a proactive and pioneering organization in mitigating environmental challenges. In the early 1980s, for example,…