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Manufacturing a New Kind of Construction

What comes to mind when you think about modular design? Did you come up with an image of half a house on the back of a flatbed trailer, or one of a modern high rise? While most people these days still have memories of the double-wide’s on the highway, there…

Melbourne Makes Bold Plans to Double Downtown Residents

The Fishermans Bend urban renewal project in Melbourne is a 250 hectare development that recently won planning approval. The scale and scope of this urban…

Philadelphia Water Streamlines Operations with Enterprise Data Management System

July 31, 2014 - in Feature, Featured, Maintenance, Water

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) is a municipal utility providing a population of nearly 1.7 million people in three eastern Pennsylvania counties…

Foster + Partners Competes for Gold at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow

Scotland’s SSE Hydro arena not only provides a world-class music arena for the city of Glasgow, but this key element of the regeneration of the Queen Anne’s dock area also provides an iconic building to form part of the bid for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.…

Azavea Marks a Mission Toward Better Mapping for Municipalities

July 23, 2014 - in Interview, Modeling

Azavea has been doing interesting municipal work for more than a decade, with visualization and modeling software solutions that drive better decision-making processes. In addition to the company’s innovative work on applications ranging from urban forestry…

Three Things You Should Know About Managed Services

July 3, 2014 - in Column, Corporate, Maintenance

The simplicity of the user experience that we have grown accustomed to with our smartphones and tablets is in stark contrast to the growing complexity of the cloud computing technology that makes it possible.  Enterprise information technology has experienced…

Addressing Infrastructure Deficiencies by Making a Plan

June 27, 2014 - in Interview, Maintenance, Modeling

There is ongoing concern about the status of America’s aging infrastructure, and the impacts that this has on human health and economic prosperity. A new report was released today that outlines innovative new ways that the federal government, industry and…

Pittsburgh Flexicore Realizes the Value of BIM for Concrete Manufacture

June 26, 2014 - in Construction, Feature, Featured, Modeling

For more than 50 years, Pittsburgh Flexicore Co. has been a leading manufacturer of precast, pre-stressed concrete components, and structures in the northeastern United States. In that time, the company has manufactured over 25 million square feet of hollow…

Jiangxi Electric Power Design Institute (JXEPDI) Increases Substation Design Efficiency

As an energy industry leader, the Power Construction Corporation of China (POWERCHINA) provides the full range of services from planning, survey, design, and engineering to finance, construction, installation, and operation and maintenance of hydropower, thermal…

Advancing BIM Toward “Level 3”: Compounding Benefits

June 20, 2014 - in Column, Modeling

Among the multitude of viewpoints regarding a “new level” of BIM aspirations, I would like to offer Bentley Systems’ perspective, as a leading software provider dedicated to “sustaining infrastructure,” on how and why the advantages at each BIM advancement…