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Video: On the Ground in Puerto Rico with Dr. Kit Miyamoto

On Jan. 7, 2020, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook the southern coast of Puerto Rico. It damaged about 10 percent of buildings in the area and collapsed several schools. The Miyamoto International team was dispatched to assist the government and people of Puerto…

Distributed Water Management Marks A New Way Forward

December 17, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  For more than 100 years, the United States has relied on an ever-growing massive network of centralized water-treatment facilities. This is the…

A Cool-Looking Chiller: New Core Infrastructure at UMass Amherst Is Sustainable, Educational and Beautiful

December 17, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

The northwest corner of the chiller plant shows rhythmical façade patterns in channel glass and metal panels above ground level. Oxford’s “dreaming…

How Steel Deck Is Shaking Up Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design

December 17, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  All too often, we get stuck in the mindset that the way we currently do things is the way we must continue to do them. An example that hits close to home is the way steel deck is underutilized by designers in the low- and mid-rise construction market.…

Engineered Solutions: Sustainability in Practice

December 9, 2019 - in Articles, Featured, Showcase

Sponsored by:   What the United States Can Learn From the Dutch In many countries worldwide, infrastructure is a critical topic, and the United States is no exception. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) scrutinizes U.S. infrastructure every…

Global Spending in Construction to Reach $17.5 Trillion by 2030, Finds Frost & Sullivan

December 9, 2019 - in Featured, Financial, News

Santa Clara, Calif. – December 9, 2019 – The construction industry is in the middle of a transition toward new business models that are technology- and data-driven, better collaboration between stakeholders, and higher productivity. The increasingly aging…

Rice University Launches Bold Climate Change Initiative with Shell

December 9, 2019 - in Energy, Featured, News

Rice University has launched Carbon Hub, a climate change research initiative to fundamentally change how the world uses hydrocarbons. Carbon Hub's goal is a zero-emissions future in which hydrocarbons are not burned. Instead, they are split to make clean…

AASHTO Applauds Congress for Saving Billions for Transportation

November 26, 2019 - in Featured, Financial, News

WASHINGTON – The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials thanked Congress and the President for their bipartisan support for eliminating the $7.6 billion rescission of Highway Trust Fund contract authority, originally set to occur…

Brick Sewer Rehabilitation in the Nation’s Capital

November 18, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  The Washington, D.C., sewer system (managed by DC Water) is a mix of pipe systems that includes large-diameter brick structures. Following an alert from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), DC Water’s engineering group carried out a pipe…

Autodesk Ushers in New Era of Connected Construction with Autodesk Construction Cloud

November 18, 2019 - in Featured, News, Products, Technology

Las Vegas, Autodesk University – November 18, 2019 – Today at Connect & Construct Summit, Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) unveiled Autodesk Construction Cloud™, which combines advanced technology, a unique builders network and predictive insights to…