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Mobile 3D Scanning Technology Gaining Traction in Home-Renovation Market

June 13, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A complete 3D point cloud of an entire property is viewed in CloudCompare. As residential real estate prices continue to climb in many parts of the United States, property owners are increasingly investing in renovations and additions to their existing homes.…

Interview with Greg Bentley, CEO, Bentley Systems: The Continuing Evolution of Engineering Software

June 13, 2019 - in Articles, Featured, Interview, Showcase, Video

In April 2019, Informed Infrastructure Editorial Director Todd Danielson went to Bentley Systems’ corporate headquarters in Exton, Pa., to interview…

Executive Corner: Want to Increase Value for Your Firm? Pull These Levers!

June 5, 2019 - in Articles, Column

As advisors to design professionals, we’re often asked by owners and key executives, “How can I make my firm more valuable?” Although value is in…

Making History by Preserving History: Casino Development in Springfield Based on Extraordinary Structural Preservation

June 5, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  June 1, 2011, was a tragic day in Springfield, Mass. (settled since 1636, it’s Massachusetts’ third-largest city); seven devastating tornadoes touched down in and around the city, killing three people, injuring 300 and leaving more than 500 homeless.…

Digging Deep to Unlock the Waterfront: Massive New Tunnel Opens Below Downtown Seattle

June 3, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) needed to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct that carried a section of State Route 99 (SR 99) along the downtown waterfront. Originally opened in 1953, the Viaduct was aging and cut off access to…

Thoughts From Engineers: A First for the Great Lakes: Water Piped Out and Back In

June 3, 2019 - in Articles, Column

The city of Waukesha, Wis., received permission in 2016 to divert 8.2 million gallons of Lake Michigan water per day as a new source of drinking water. Waukesha will use Milwaukee’s existing infrastructure to pump water out of Lake Michigan and 12.5 miles…

A New New York Bridge

May 27, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The iconic Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge is New York’s most ambitious infrastructure project of the 21st century. The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge is about more than connecting one point to another. The iconic structure also is an important feature in…

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 has helped drive the evolution of the industry to a highly technical field that requires skilled personnel…

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 than 100 pages and was basically the “one-stop shop” for all our structural engineering analysis and…