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AutoCASE Eases Triple Bottom Line Analysis for Infrastructure Projects

Autodesk and Impact Infrastructure launched the new AutoCASE plug-in tool for Civil3D at an event today in San Francisco. The tool provides an easy means to assess the triple bottom line—economic, social and environmental—costs and benefits of projects…

Toowoomba Regional Council Tackles the Challenges of a Failing Common Effluent System

December 19, 2014 - in Feature, Featured, Stormwater, Wastewater

In Queensland, Australia, in 2008, eight local governments were merged into one to form what is now the Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC). This council…

Sustainable Design and Green Building Standards Revised

December 11, 2014 - in Column

With energy resources depleting at an alarming rate, architects and engineers worldwide have realized the need to have energy and sustainable building…

Shibanee and Kamal Architects Uses STAAD.Pro to Analyze Unconventional Curved-wall Design

Shibanee and Kamal Architects, principal architects of Bangalore-based Total Environment Building Systems Pvt Ltd, designed the BHAU Institute of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership (BIEL) for the College of Engineering, Pune. Located on the bank…

Preparing Today’s Students to Create a Smarter Tomorrow

There is a great deal of buzz in recent years about the concept of “Smarter Cities.” Despite increasing numbers moving to urban areas, there is significant concern that our nation’s infrastructure still ranks woefully behind the rest of the world in…

Three Ideas That Are Likely to Change the Way DOTs Work

It has been 100 years since the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, or AASHTO, was conceived by visionary leaders. In this significant anniversary year, we acknowledge innovations and achievements that have changed the way transportation…

Technology-Enabled Organizational Efficiency with Greater Field-to-Office Connectivity

October 27, 2014 - in Column, Modeling, Surveying/Mapping

Higher efficiency and quality are equally needed across different industries. The global financial crisis has tightened its grip on professionals and organizations in almost all fields. As a result, several economic and environmental challenges are at play.…

Unified Model Aids Steel Structure Design Efficiency for a Chinese Air-Cooling Island

Hamon Thermal (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. is part of the Hamon Group, an international engineering and contracting company that is a leader in the specialized markets for cooling systems, process heat exchangers, air quality systems, chimneys, and heat recovery steam…

WaterCAD Helps Sabesp Identify Optimal Hydraulic Strategy, Solving Water Supply Issues

October 15, 2014 - in Feature, Featured, Modeling, Supply, Water

Sabesp MA is a mixed-capital company that provides water and sewage services to the 364 municipalities in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. It is considered one of the largest water and sewage service providers in the world, supplying potable water to 27.7…

Precision Valley Communications Accelerates Broadband Services for the U.S. Capital

September 25, 2014 - in Design/Engineering, Feature, Featured, Modeling

Precision Valley Communications (PVC), a premier supplier of communications network mapping and engineering to the broadband industry, was five months into a project to survey and redesign a hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) network for a major cable company in Washington,…