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ReEngineering the Engineer: What Am I Missing?

August 8, 2019 - in Articles, Column

Historically, the kickoff keynotes for the NASCC Steel Conference are a must-see, and the 2019 conference in St. Louis was no exception. Orzan Varol presented the keynote this year titled “The Power of Contrarian Thinking.” The gist of the presentation…

Four Places Putting Green Infrastructure to Work for Local Communities

August 5, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Figure 1. A map shows areas that would be flooded by 1.5 meters of sea-level rise, which is how much sea levels could rise by 2100 if emissions aren’t…

Infrastructure Outlook: Repairing and/or Replacing Bridges in the U.S. Will Open Up Thousands of Contracting Opportunities in 2019

August 5, 2019 - in Articles, Column

A few motorists—those who are aware of America’s bridge conditions—occasionally are selective about the bridges they cross. Millions of other motorists,…

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

July 29, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Informed Infrastructure Editorial Director Todd Danielson (right) interviewed Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley (left). In April 2019, Informed Infrastructure Editorial Director Todd Danielson went to Bentley Systems’ corporate headquarters in Exton, Pa.,…

Building a Smarter City: Baton Rouge Shows that Bigger Isn’t (Necessarily) Better

July 29, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

According to the IESE Cities in Motion Index, New York City, London, Paris and Tokyo topped the list of the world’s “smartest cities” in 2018. When megacities (with populations of more than 8 million) top these types of rankings, it’s easy to lose…

Project Management Insights: Don’t Keep Falling for These Project-Management Myths

July 29, 2019 - in Articles, Column

In an industry that claims innovation and technology are necessary, welcomed and respected, it’s counter-intuitive and unprogressive to hold onto myths—especially regarding project management. Perhaps you or a colleague are steadfast in agreement of the…

CAVTEC Moves Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Forward

July 19, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  Smart mobility solutions—such as connected infrastructure, autonomous vehicles, data-driven mobility and intelligent transport systems—are gaining ground in the transportation industry. To further these emerging smart mobility solutions, Space Institute…

Code Update: SuRe: The Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

July 19, 2019 - in Articles, Column

Infrastructure is a key component of a functioning economy and fundamental to the livelihoods of billions of people throughout the world. Infrastructure supports social and economic systems by enabling access to critical services such as provision of water,…

Interview with Robert Mankowski, Vice President, Digital Cities, Bentley Systems

July 12, 2019 - in Featured, Interview, Video

In May 2019, Informed Infrastructure Editorial Director Todd Danielson interviewed Robert Mankowski, the Vice President of Digital Cities for Bentley Systems, at the SPAR3D Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Executive Corner: Is Your Business Focus Hurting Profitability?

July 12, 2019 - in Articles, Column

Companies often say they’re client-, design- or employee-focused. The purpose of identifying your focus helps to communicate how you execute business strategies with your employees, clients, competitors and shareholders. Firms employ these focused strategies…