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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,…

Scan to BIM Still Requires Expert Modelers

September 18, 2014 - in Column, Design/Engineering, Modeling

It is interesting how an entire 3D space can be scanned into a point could model, replete with intrinsic geometry details. This technology is popularly…

BHB Structural Engineers Streamlines Workflows with Cloud Collaboration

Today's online cloud-based project-based collaboration tools have come a long way from the early days of the Internet, where bandwidth to share and collaborate…

Hansa Luftbild Provides Addis Ababa with a Modern Land Information System

September 11, 2014 - in Feature, Featured, Land Development, Planning

A member of the Bentley Developer Network, the Hansa Luftbild Group, Muenster, Germany, offers public- and private-sector clients expertise in the areas of geoinformation and geospatial problem-solving. The City of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, retained Hansa Luftbild…

Cultivating Community Potential through Economic Gardening

August 21, 2014 - in Analysis, Column, Financial, Planning

With the global financial crisis, many local communities struggle to stay afloat. Despite the many ongoing conversations about the nation’s economy and what needs to be done to fix it. Detroit is the latest casualty of this unsustainable economic climate,…

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Installs a 70-mile Acoustic Fiber Optic Sensing System

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission water distribution system is the largest water and wastewater utility in the nation, with a network of 5,600 miles of fresh water pipeline and 5,400 miles of sewer pipeline in and around our nation's capitol. Within…

Modeling and a Component Library Approach Help Prescient Automate Multi-Family Residential Manufacture

Prescient, a Denver-based startup by a group of property developers, is taking a modeling and manufacturing approach to decrease the mistakes they've witnessed in developing multi-family residential housing. The developers have applied their experience of…

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 renewal is said to support 40,000 new jobs, provide homes for 80,000 residents, and to span a 40-year…

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 with integrated water, wastewater, and stormwater services. The utility is responsible for planning, design,…