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Developing a Stormwater Trash Control Strategy

January 23, 2015 - in Column, Stormwater, Water

There are many types of trash and debris found in stormwater and they each have an effect on our environment and infrastructure.  If your community is interested in developing a trash control strategy, here are six key points that should be considered:1.   …

Exploring Reality Computing for Civil Infrastructure

January 21, 2015 - in Feature, Featured, Modeling, Surveying/Mapping

New Reality Computing technologies that capture the physical world digitally and deliver digital information physically are changing the design, production,…

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…

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 serves a population of approximately 120,000, and maintains water and wastewater networks totaling 3,200…

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 design to ensure that a structure is eco-friendly and energy efficient. The U.S. Green building Council and…

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…