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Video: Bentley’s David Huie and David Burdock Talk Reality Capture and Modeling, LumenRT, and Visualization for Communication

January 9, 2017 - in Interview, Video

Informed Infrastructure interviewed Bentley Systems' David Huie, Product Marketing, Reality Modeling, and David Burdick, Market Development, Visualization, at the Year In Infrastructure Event held Nov. 1-3, 2017, at the Hilton London Metropole. They take turns…

Executive Corner: “I Know that E-mail’s Here Somewhere”

January 9, 2017 - in Articles, Column

Understanding professional liability and managing risk is an important aspect of all A/E projects. For this installment of “Executive Corner,” Russ…

Future Forward: Learn from Nature to Build Smarter Infrastructure

January 5, 2017 - in Profile

Anil Ahuja, P.E., is a seasoned engineering professional and author of the recently released book, Integration of Nature and Technology for Smart Cities,…

Change Leader: An Unconventional Engineering Model

January 5, 2017 - in Profile

The president of Atlas Civil Design, A.J. Whitaker is a registered civil engineer and land surveyor with more than 20 years of experience in large-scale single and multi-family residential, commercial, industrial, municipal, medical/healthcare, and mixed-use…

Infrastructure Showcase: Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards Winners

January 4, 2017 - in Articles, Featured, Showcase

At Autodesk University 2016 in Las Vegas, the company presented its AEC Excellence Awards. This year’s competition showcased projects embracing the future of making things for AEC and civil infrastructure through the use of innovative and connected BIM technologies,…

Infrastructure Showcase: Co-Winners of the 2016 Sidney Freedman Craftsmanship Award

January 3, 2017 - in Articles, Featured, Showcase

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) announced co-winners of the fifth annual Sidney Freedman Craftsmanship Award, which recognizes PCI-certified plants for excellence in manufacturing and craftsmanship of architectural precast and glass fiber-reinforced…

Collect Data Once, Use Whenever Needed: Mobile-Mapping Systems Create Quick and Detailed 3D Models of Infrastructure

January 2, 2017 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Complete mobile-mapping systems combine sensory information into 3D models that include point clouds, imagery and geolocated data that can be used for mapping, understanding current topography and infrastructure asset management.

Final Thoughts: The Tools Are Nothing Without the Engineer

December 19, 2016 - in Articles, Column

In the September/October 2016 issue of Informed Infrastructure, I described showing up for my first day of work back in the early 1970s with my slide rule, mechanical pencil and scales. If I were to start working today, fresh out of college, I wouldn’t have…

A Scenic, Secure Thriller: Elk Falls Park Suspension Bridge Provides Sensitive Access to Canadian Treasure

December 19, 2016 - in Articles, Featured

By Angus W. Stocking, L.S. Elk Falls, beautifully cascading for 89 feet (27 meters), is the centerpiece of Elk Falls Provincial Park on Vancouver Island. By all accounts, it’s one of Canada’s most-scenic waterfalls, but for most of the park’s existence,…

From the Editor: Celebrating the Work We Do

December 19, 2016 - in Articles, Column

Timing is everything, and I couldn’t have timed my joining Informed Infrastructure any better. The AEC industry continues to grow at a rapid rate, and the key technologies such as BIM, reality capture and even virtual and augmented reality are finally growing…