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Infrastructure Innovation: Developing Creative AEC Solutions with Drones

June 5, 2015 - in Column, Sensors

Drones are one of the technologies most likely to really “take off” and have a significant impact on our industry. Whether referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), remotely piloted aircraft, robots or drones, they’re…

Sustainability – An essential Facet of Architectural Design

May 11, 2015 - in Column, Design/Engineering

Green building design, energy efficiency, power usage efficiency, sustainability etc, are the buzzwords that are making waves across the architectural…

SimpsonHaugh And Partners Use Generative Design to Shape One Blackfriars Tower Concept

April 30, 2015 - in Buildings, Feature, Featured

London’s leading property developer, St. George PLC, retained SimpsonHaugh Architects to fulfill a vision for mixed-use development at the junction…

Building Studio Delivers Complex Large-Scale Projects

April 16, 2015 - in Feature, Featured

When Gerard Outram, CEO of Building Studio, founded his business in 2007, he did so with an eye to the future. “As a start-up business owner, I knew the 3D world was a wave of the future and Bentley offered a great platform to help Building Studio meet our…

The Beauty Beneath: Notable Water and Sewer Networks Recognized

April 10, 2015 - in Feature, Featured, Water

The Be Inspired Awards, awarded annually at Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure Conference, are something like the Academy Awards of the infrastructure world—they recognize and celebrate design and construction achievements that often go unrecognized…

Future Forward: Seismic Resilience Means Much More than Good Building Code

April 5, 2015 - in Profile

Kit Miyamoto, Ph.D., S.E., is the CEO and a structural engineer for Miyamoto International, Global Risk Miyamoto and a nonprofit organization, Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief. He earned his bachelor’s degrees at the University of California, Chico, a master’s…

Future Forward Interview: Applying Research to Seismic Safety and Resilience

April 5, 2015 - in Interview

Miyamoto International specializes in high-performance earthquake engineering as well as disaster mitigation, response and reconstruction. Informed Infrastructure (I2) Editor Matt Ball spoke with Dr. Kit Miyamoto, CEO and structural engineer at Miyamoto International,…

Change Leader Interview: Introducing Standards to Automate Multi-Unit Construction

April 5, 2015 - in Interview

Prescient is a company that takes a technology-centric approach to standardize the building of cold-rolled steel, multi-unit construction. The company has model-based design software as well as an automated factory that churns out framing components for multi-unit…

Change Leader: Standardization Shakes Up Steel Multi-Unit Construction

April 5, 2015 - in Profile

John Vanker is founder and CEO of Prescient, a design technology and automated manufacturing company that takes a new approach to model-based design and construction, primarily for the multi-unit housing industry. He founded his first development company in…

Transforming What Was Wet and Wasted in Wayzata

April 5, 2015 - in Feature

Declining Mall Redeveloped to Native Wetland Conditions   By James W. Tiggelaar, PE, CCS, LEED AP   The city of Wayzata, Minn., on the north shore of Lake Minnetonka, is a thriving community just 12 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. The lake has been…