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Future Forward Full Interview: Sensors Are Just a Part of Intelligent Water Systems

February 5, 2020 - in Articles, Interview

Albert H. Cho is vice president and general manager, Advanced Infrastructure Analytics, Xylem. V1 Media: Please provide a brief background about your education and career? Cho: I did my undergraduate degree at Harvard in social studies, which is basically…

From the Editor: Witnessing Engineering’s Evolution from the 1970s to the 2020s

January 30, 2020 - in Column

It’s the beginning of a new decade, which is a good time to look back and ahead. I had the opportunity to visit with some friends recently; colleagues…

ReEngineering the Engineer: Do You Have a ‘Plan B’ for the Totally Unexpected?

January 27, 2020 - in Articles, Column

I try to take some time over the holidays to reflect on the previous year. What good things happened? Were there any things we could have done better?…

Video: Interview with CEOs of Bentley Systems and Topcon Positioning Systems

In October 2019, Informed Infrastructure Editorial Director Todd Danielson went to Bentley Systems’ Year In Infrastructure conference in Singapore. While there as an award juror for the Buildings and Campuses category, he was able to interview Greg Bentley…

Engineered Solutions: The Case for 3D Geotechnical Analysis

December 19, 2019 - in Articles, Featured, News, Showcase

By Dr. Murray Fredlund, strategic advisor, Geotechnical, Bentley Systems Sponsored by: There are ongoing discussions in the geotechnical community about the need to perform 3D analysis. The questions raised relate to the results achieved when performing a…

Distributed Water Management Marks A New Way Forward

December 17, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  For more than 100 years, the United States has relied on an ever-growing massive network of centralized water-treatment facilities. This is the standard model for both public and private investment. As a result, more than 85 percent of the U.S. population…

A Cool-Looking Chiller: New Core Infrastructure at UMass Amherst Is Sustainable, Educational and Beautiful

December 17, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The northwest corner of the chiller plant shows rhythmical façade patterns in channel glass and metal panels above ground level. Oxford’s “dreaming spires” (subject of the famous poem), Harvard’s Widener Library (home to one of the world’s few perfect…

Infrastructure Outlook: Analytics Must Drive Next-Generation Infrastructure

December 17, 2019 - in Articles, Column

There’s no question that America’s infrastructure is antiquated and in vital need of modernization. If we want our infrastructure to be more efficient, cost-effective and secure, however, we must prioritize mathematical and analytical insights that enable…

Code Update: EC-017: The Evaluation Criteria for Field-Applied Fire-Protective Coatings

December 17, 2019 - in Articles, Column

During seven months from 2006 to 2007, three firefighters—in three separate fire-related incidents—died from injuries sustained after falling through the floor on which they were walking. Each tragedy had one thing in common: the floors were constructed…

How Steel Deck Is Shaking Up Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design

December 17, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  All too often, we get stuck in the mindset that the way we currently do things is the way we must continue to do them. An example that hits close to home is the way steel deck is underutilized by designers in the low- and mid-rise construction market.…