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Plotting For Growth: Geospatial Technology Boosts Efforts To Rebuild Forests And Reestablish Landscapes

November 29, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  Imagine planting enough new trees to cover a plot of land the size of Switzerland. Now do it again and again, nearly 500 times, until you’ve covered 2 billion hectares. It’s a huge, seemingly overwhelming effort. Yet a Dutch company is using advanced…

Reality Now: Turning Data into Actionable Information

November 29, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Much industry media coverage has been given to the capabilities of current reality capture (recap) tools such as drones, mobile lidar scanners, hand-held…

Knock on Wood: California’s Mass Timber Regulation Changes Expand the Building Material’s Viability

November 29, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A project developed by SKS Partners and designed by Perkins&Will, this 134,000-square-foot triangular building is San Francisco’s first CLT building…

Seattle-Tacoma International Modernizes, Expands North Satellite

September 30, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

In summer 2021, just as passengers returned in significant numbers, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) opened Phase 2 of its $710 million North Satellite modernization project, adding much-needed gates and square footage.

Steel Roof Deck Shows Off Its Curves in Las Vegas

September 30, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Imagine trying to design and build a structure that could stand out amid the glitzy, audacious Las Vegas skyline.

Natural Disasters and Infrastructure Damage: How Innovative Technology Can Support Response

September 30, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

With wildfire and hurricane seasons lasting longer, state and local governments across the country have an opportunity to embrace technological innovation and transform the way they address increasingly common and severe weather events in an efficient and…

Green Roofs: A Growing Trend for a Growing Need

September 30, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Green roofs not only provide an ROI and health benefits, but also social and economic benefits, particularly in urban areas through improving the environment, increasing property values and enhancing the social fabric.

Sustainability in the Solar Industry

September 1, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Figure 1. Projected growth of various fuels.   By Chris Kline and Dan Salas Utility-scale solar power in the United States is projected to continue growing for the next several decades in support of national energy goals. The primary purpose of utility-scale…

Managing Water Assets with Reality-Capture Technologies

September 1, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Maintaining water and wastewater infrastructure often is challenging. Water facilities rely on large, often-complicated networks of piping, steel structures, equipment and tanks that aren’t always easily accessible. These elements often are located in areas…

Return to Glory: Notre Dame’s Restoration Is On Track

September 1, 2021 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Interior bracing was installed during the safety phase to stabilize stone arches.   Notre Dame de Paris is not the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, or in France. It’s not even the largest cathedral named for “Our Lady” in France; Notre Dame…