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11 Million People Employed in Renewable Energy Worldwide in 2018

June 17, 2019 - in Energy, Featured, News, Renewables

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Eleven million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018 according to the latest analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This compares with 10.3 million in 2017[1]. As more and more…

Mobile 3D Scanning Technology Gaining Traction in Home-Renovation Market

June 13, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

A complete 3D point cloud of an entire property is viewed in CloudCompare. As residential real estate prices continue to climb in many parts of the United…

Interview with Greg Bentley, CEO, Bentley Systems: The Continuing Evolution of Engineering Software

June 13, 2019 - in Articles, Featured, Interview, Showcase, Video

In April 2019, Informed Infrastructure Editorial Director Todd Danielson went to Bentley Systems’ corporate headquarters in Exton, Pa., to interview…

Pickard Chilton Partners with Arup to Deliver New Uber Air Skyport Concept for Melbourne

June 13, 2019 - in Featured, News, Projects

(New Haven, Conn. ) – A design concept for a new Uber Air Skyport imagined by Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architecture studio best known for its innovative and cutting-edge design of corporate headquarters and campuses, and Arup, a global design and…

Severe Flooding Continues to Impact Highway System in Midwestern U.S.

June 10, 2019 - in Featured, News, Transportation

Record-setting storms and flooding continue to force the closure of roads and bridges on the National Highway System by the dozens in states throughout the Midwest, according to the Federal Highway Administration – especially in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa,…

Disaster Bill Provides $1.6B to FHWA Emergency Relief Program

June 10, 2019 - in Featured, News

President Donald Trump signed into law H.R. 2157 – the “Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019” – on June 6 that provides $19.1 billion to cover recovery and other costs associated with a series of catastrophic disasters…

Making History by Preserving History: Casino Development in Springfield Based on Extraordinary Structural Preservation

June 5, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  June 1, 2011, was a tragic day in Springfield, Mass. (settled since 1636, it’s Massachusetts’ third-largest city); seven devastating tornadoes touched down in and around the city, killing three people, injuring 300 and leaving more than 500 homeless.…

Federal Transportation Officials Monitoring Storm and Flood Damage to Roads and Bridges in Midwest

June 5, 2019 - in Featured, News, Transportation

WASHINGTON – Under the leadership of U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) continues to monitor and assist states with responding to devastating and damaging floods and storms in America’s heartland. Record-setting…

Research Finds Consumer Overconfidence Regarding Building Codes in Disaster-Exposed Communities

June 5, 2019 - in Buildings, Featured, News

The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® Partnership today announced consumer research findings and analysis underpinning a new transparency initiative entitled, No Code. No Confidence. Inspect to Protect.org. The organization created the effort…

Digging Deep to Unlock the Waterfront: Massive New Tunnel Opens Below Downtown Seattle

June 3, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) needed to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct that carried a section of State Route 99 (SR 99) along the downtown waterfront. Originally opened in 1953, the Viaduct was aging and cut off access to…