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Increasing Profits and Winning More Work: GMF Industries’ Journey from Traditional to Model-Based Estimates

October 26, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Estimating is inarguably one of the most-important and challenging aspects of any project, especially in today’s market in which the pressure is high to deliver competitive estimates in tight timeframes. At the same time, errors during takeoff, the volatility…

Engineered Solutions: Solving Common Bridge Design Problems with BIM

October 19, 2020 - in Articles, Engineered Solutions

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has revolutionized the way many construction projects are designed, built and managed—yet the bridge design and…

Executive Corner: Four Action Items to Help Move Your Firm Forward

October 18, 2020 - in Articles, Column

As we come to grips with the current economic landscape and ponder the post-pandemic future, it’s natural that negative feelings arise. We have…

Engineered Solutions: Why You Should Drop the Tape Measure, Pencil and Digital Camera, and Start Scanning

October 18, 2020 - in Articles, Engineered Solutions

Why You Should Drop the Tape Measure, Pencil and Digital Camera, and Start Scanning

Engineered Solutions: SprayWall Demonstrates Structural Performance for CMP Rehabilitation

October 9, 2020 - in Articles, Engineered Solutions

University of Texas at Arlington Short excerpts from study “Laboratory testing of invert-cut corrugated metal pipes renewed with polymeric spray applied pipe lining”

Texas-Sized Joist Girder: A New Flat Roll Steel Mill in Texas Requires Engineers To Think Big

October 9, 2020 - in Articles

By John Barnett and Lloyd Smith The flat roll steel mill being constructed in Sinton, Texas, is the largest ever undertaken by steelmaker Steel Dynamics Inc. The $1.9 billion, 1,000-acre campus includes coating lines, cold and hot mills, and a melt shop that…

From the Editor: Engineers Need To Lead the Way on Climate Change Mitigation

October 9, 2020 - in Articles, Column

When our Editorial Director Todd Danielson gave me the heads up that Informed Infrastructure would be introducing a new “special issue” on “Green Engineering” a year from now in October 2021, I thought about the end of this summer season…

A Rise in Urgency: Impacts of Rising Waters and Waves/Erosion on Great Lakes Infrastructure

October 2, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A summer home falls into Lake Michigan. (Image Courtesy: Patrica Gancer) On New Year’s Eve 2019, the summer home belonging to Patrica Gancer was “rocking and rolling,” but this wasn’t due to end-of-year festivities or excessive partying. The house…

Future Forward: Simulating Spaces for Social Distancing

October 2, 2020 - 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 interview by visiting bit.ly/3blxW4i These profiles are based on interviews, and the opinions and statements…

Thoughts From Engineers: Down by the River: USGS Reports on Human Activity in U.S. Waterways

October 1, 2020 - in Articles, Column

The endangered status of the Mississippi River skipjack herring may have initiated a few changes to this historic river’s routine management—but little more. This is just one fish in a vast and nuanced ecosystem. But whether discussing an obscure…