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ReEngineering the Engineer: Have We Learned Anything Yet?

June 8, 2020 - in Articles, Column

One of the qualities of a good learner is being able to take in information, process it and use it to your advantage. Failure often is just as helpful as success. Having an example of “what not to do” can be just as beneficial as having a great “what…

AEC from Home: Tips from Leading Professionals Adjusting to Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 8, 2020 - in Articles, COVID-19, Featured, Interview, Video

In May 2020, Informed Infrastructure Editorial Director Todd Danielson interviewed three leaders of AEC firms to learn how they’re adjusting to the…

Project Management Insights: Where Does Project Management Fit into a Strategic Plan?

June 1, 2020 - in Articles, Column

I was recently working with a 250-person engineering firm, helping them develop a new strategic plan. In the ramp up before the meetings, I sat with leaders…

Collaboration in Product Development Results in Better Designs

June 1, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Good design is slow. Effective collaboration also takes time. According to Sara Pevaroff Schuh, the founding principal of Philadelphia-based SALT Design Studio, “Quality fights to be a full partner at the table with quick.” She’s right. It may seem like…

Bridging the Divide: How Lidar Data Help Mitigate Landslides Near Yellowstone

June 1, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The Double Draw Landslide in May 2011 closed U.S. 26 for about a month after leaving an estimated 200,000 tons of debris on the highway. More landslides occur along a 38-mile region of U.S. 26/287 in northwest Wyoming—close to Yellowstone National Park and…

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: A Growing Trend Toward 3D Digital Deliverables for Bridges and Structures

June 1, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

In the United States, a project-delivery revolution that’s been building for years is unfolding. As software continues to “eat the world,” Model Based Design and Construction (MBDC) has been slowly and methodically added to the menu. MBDC is the use…

Change Leader: A Career Spent Improving Transportation Safety and Saving Lives

May 29, 2020 - in Articles, Profile

These profiles are based on interviews, and the opinions and statements are those of the subject and are not necessarily shared or endorsed by this publication. Jim Barbaresso is the HNTB national practice leader for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)…

Change Leader Full Interview: A Career Spent Improving Transportation Safety and Saving Lives

May 29, 2020 - in Interview

Jim Barbaresso is the HNTB national practice leader for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and emerging mobility solutions as well as a senior vice president and HNTB Fellow. V1 Media: Please provide a brief background of your education and career before…

Executive Corner: You Just Revalued Your Share Price as of the Year-End, Then This Happened …

May 29, 2020 - in Articles, Column

So 2019 was your firm’s best year EVER, and with the stock market soaring and the economic outlook for 2020 looking strong, your share price also hit an all-time high. And then this happened: A viral pandemic sweeps across the globe, states begin shutting…

The CEO Series Continues: Excerpts from an Interview with Esri President Jack Dangermond: The Convergence of AEC and GIS

May 25, 2020 - in Articles, Feature, Featured, Interview

In November 2019, Informed Infrastructure Editorial Director Todd Danielson interviewed Esri President Jack Dangermond at the Autodesk University (AU) Conference in Las Vegas.  The full interview video (above) also can be viewed at bit.ly/2VTPr4q, but…