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BIM Breakthrough: Historic Grand Paris Express Employs BIM on Monumental Scale

December 6, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

When the original Paris Metro system was built more than a century ago, it connected all the most vital parts of the city. But Paris has changed a lot in 116 years. Now outlying neighborhoods are home to Europe’s largest business district, the world’s…

Engineer Spotlight: Differentiate Your Business to Achieve Success

December 5, 2016 - in Articles, Column

As a brief personal background, I created RAM International back in 1998, which was one of the first companies to incorporate an entire building model…

Optimizing Time with VDC:Steel

December 5, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Josh Zimmerman Project teams are beginning to integrate services inhouse, including steel fabrication, to optimize overall cost and shorten timelines.…

Structural Solutions: Proper Communication – Engineers Need It Just Like Everyone Else

December 5, 2016 - in Articles, Column

I’m sure there are many readers of this column who can remember when the telephone was the only substitute for an in-person meeting—it wasn’t that long ago. Today, we have myriad ways to communicate through the internet: talking to multiple people at…

Future Forward Interview: Learn from Nature to Build Smarter Infrastructure

December 2, 2016 - in Interview

Anil Ahuja, P.E., is a seasoned engineering professional and author of the recently released book, Integration of Nature and Technology for Smart Cities, which explores trends and paradigms in the smart building and smart city sectors, offering a new approach…

Change Leader Interview: Success with an Unconventional, Decentralized Engineering Business

December 2, 2016 - in Interview

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…

Keeping Ocean Shores Clean: Coastal Town Relies on Vacuum Sewers

October 18, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Steve Gibbs Some public works officials and civil engineers think twice when considering vacuum sewer technology as a viable alternative for municipal wastewater collection. Vacuum sewers provide several advantages, including significant upfront cost savings,…

Infrastructure Showcase: America’s Top 12 Transportation Projects

October 18, 2016 - in Articles, Showcase

Twelve projects from 10 state departments of transportation are finalists for the 2016 America’s Transportation Awards competition, selected by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.…

Future Forward: Keep an Open Mind When Searching for Critical Infrastructure Solutions

October 18, 2016 - in Profile

Bry Sarté currently serves on the faculty of Columbia University’s Architecture and Urban Design Program, where he lectures on infrastructure, resiliency and public space. He has served as an engineer for planning projects with the world’s top architects…

Engineered Solutions: Topographic LiDAR Data Employed to Map, Preserve U.S. History

October 17, 2016 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Michael Meiser and Daniel Ngoroi In August 2015, the National Park Service (NPS) contracted Woolpert for the Little Bighorn National Monument Mapping Project to record the locations of thousands of headstone markers at the Custer National Cemetery as well…