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After the Wildfire: Soil Stabilization Key to Recovery Efforts

May 2, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Fiber-reinforced matrix products are designed to give seed a stable growth medium on particularly steep slopes. Hydromulch was used on hillsides in the Verdugo Mountains in Los Angeles following the La Tuna Fire, which started Sept. 1, 2017, and burned 7,194…

Thoughts From Engineers: The Hidden Monster That’s Our Failing Water Infrastructure

May 2, 2019 - in Articles, Column

An aging house built in the 1930s with chipping paint, a porch door that swings eerily in the wind and precariously leaning support beams gets attention.…

Change Leader Full Interview: Electrical Utilities Face Many Challenges and Opportunities in 2019

May 2, 2019 - in Interview

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.…

Executive Corner: The Latest Trends in A/E Stock Valuation and M&A Pricing

April 29, 2019 - in Articles, Column

Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners, LLC recently released its annually updated ”A/E Business Valuation and M&A Transactions Study.” Data from the sixth-edition study show remarkable stability in valuations of minority interests in privately held A/E…

Engineered Solutions: How to Maximize Usefulness of Joist Girder Panels

April 17, 2019 - in Articles, Featured, Showcase

The right plan can mean the most cost-efficient use of steel in construction Sponsored by:           Joist Girders are so common as to be almost invisible. They are the primary structural framing members of myriad projects big and…

April 2019 Trends

April 17, 2019 - in Articles, Trends

In this section, Informed Infrastructure compiles infographics from trusted sources that reveal insight on infrastructure spending. We also compile some of the top infrastructure stories that shouldn’t be missed. For ongoing news coverage, turn to Informed…

Final Thoughts: Let’s Talk About Our Favorite Projects

April 17, 2019 - in Articles, Column

As I sat at my desk trying to come up with an interesting topic to discuss, I decided to let you, the reader, do a little thinking about your interesting work topics. It’s important to realize the effect projects have on you as well as others, so I’ll…

Code Update: AISI Publishes Design Example to Illustrate New Method for Analytical Modeling of Cold-Formed Steel Structures

April 10, 2019 - in Articles, Column

Engineers in the construction industry have traditionally relied on simplified approaches to building design based on standardized formulas and tabulated solutions. However, as software and tools evolve and become more accessible, the industry’s forward-thinking…

ReEngineering the Engineer: Why Not Dream Big?

April 8, 2019 - in Articles, Column

When I started my company several years ago, I decided to play the “I need to be close to home” card. Instead of commuting 20 miles to Charlotte, N.C., every day, I found some office space close to our home. I was pretty sure I’d be spending a lot of…

Future Forward: Innovative Mixed-Reality Technology Improves Construction Monitoring

April 3, 2019 - in Articles, Profile

This page profiles innovative and impactful applied research in civil and structural engineering to spur continuing thought and dialog to create a better industry. These profiles are based on interviews, and the opinions and statements are those of the subject…