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Storm on the Horizon: Sewage Overflow Is a Problem for Today, Not Tomorrow

March 4, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  Climate change often is depicted as a far-off threat; something for future generations to worry about. However, while politicians continue to debate how to solve this critical issue, the effects of global warming and changing weather patterns are already…

Thoughts From Engineers: Rethinking the Water We Drink

March 4, 2019 - in Articles, Column

Although it may come as a surprise to some, a few communities in the United States must work harder and invest more to secure clean drinking water every…

Future Forward: Solar Charging Stations Reduce Impact of Damaged Power Grids

February 26, 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…

Future Forward Full Interview: Solar Charging Stations Reduce Impact of Damaged Power Grids

February 26, 2019 - in Articles, Interview

This page profiles innovative and impactful applied research and development 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…

Change Leader: Humans Really Can Beat Climate Change

February 26, 2019 - 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. Bruce Nagy is the author of The Clean Energy Age: A Guide to Beating Climate Change as well…

Change Leader Full Interview: Humans Really Can Beat Climate Change

February 26, 2019 - in Articles, 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.   Bruce Nagy is the author of The Clean Energy Age: A Guide to Beating Climate Change…

Cell Tower Inspection and Maintenance: UAV Reality Capture and Digital Twin Pilot Project Suggest Major Efficiency Gains

February 24, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Telstra’s complex cell-tower arrays typically are mounted at the top of 25-meter, non-climbable steel monopoles. Determining the precise number of cell towers in the world is a difficult task, complicated by the lack of coordinated international reporting…

From the Editor: Inspiration from Comic Books, Construction and Pencils

February 24, 2019 - in Articles, Column

When I was 15 years old, I decided I wanted to be an engineer. It was 1985, and I had just read the March issue of OMNI magazine, “Special Edition: Japan 2000,” about the “future” of innovation. I was mesmerized by the impact engineers would have on…

Panel Discussion: How Can We Improve U.S. Transportation Infrastructure?

February 10, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Introduction The title question for this feature has been discussed and debated countless times by countless people and organizations in many formats. But a letter Informed Infrastructure received and published in its July/August 2018 issue sparked our own…

ReEngineering the Engineer: Don’t Overuse Boilerplate Specs and Details in Engineering Documents

February 10, 2019 - in Articles, Column

In fall 2018, I was asked to go to a meeting to help one of our clients. It was a small project but rather unique: a 100-foot-long structure to support a sanitary sewer line across a creek. We had completed a couple of these for other people through the years…