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China, India and US will Drive Global Power Transmission and Distribution Conductors Markets over Next Four Years, says GlobalData

December 6, 2018 - in Energy, Featured, News

China, India and the US will be the driving forces for the global transmission and distribution conductors markets over the next four years, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The company’s report: ‘Power Transmission and Distribution…

Alaska Hit by Major Earthquake; ALASKA DOT&PF Assessing Infrastructure Damage

December 3, 2018 - in Featured, News

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Alaska on Nov. 30, centered about 7 miles north of Anchorage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. [Above photo…

Why the Upsurge in Microgrid Development?

November 29, 2018 - in Energy, Featured, News

For more than a century, advanced economies abided by the ‘bigger is better’ philosophy for electric power supply. The world built massive grids that…

Just Released: Fourth National Climate Assessment Volume II

November 26, 2018 - in Featured, News

Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States The National Climate Assessment (NCA) assesses the science of climate change and variability and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century. Summary Findings These Summary…

Infrastructure Digitization: Two Industry Analysts Discuss Recent Tech Efforts from Autodesk and Bentley

November 26, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Three Trends Defining Industrialized Construction By Drew Buechley On the main stage of Autodesk University 2017 in Las Vegas, Jim Lynch, vice president of the Autodesk Building Products Group, highlighted Autodesk’s increased focus on the industrialization…

Optimal Surroundings: Engineering Is Critical to Optimize a Fabric Building for Your Application

November 26, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Rigid-frame engineering allows for precise building dimensions to be calculated and applied based on the equipment being housed. By Jeff Williams and Scott Jones Nobody enjoys being forced into a decision. We usually like to consider our options, and the best…

Staying on Track: CSX Leads a Reline for Timber-Beam Bridges in Georgia

November 26, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

CSX Corp., together with its subsidiaries based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation’s leading transportation suppliers. For nearly 190 years, CSX has played a critical role in economic expansion and industrial development across the eastern United…

NTSB Finds Design Errors in Collapsed FIU Bridge

November 19, 2018 - in Bridges, Featured, Transportation

Designers overestimated the strength of a critical section of a Florida International University pedestrian bridge that collapsed, killing six people, and they underestimated the load on that same section, federal investigators reported Thursday. Cracks that…

Redmond Elementary School’s Stormwater Detention System

November 16, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

Lake Washington School District’s new Clara Barton Elementary School in Redmond, Wash., is one of the new elementary schools in the Redmond Learning Community that was included in the district’s Long-Term Facilities Planning Task Force recommendations.…

ACEC New York Presents Two Platinum Awards to DeSimone Consulting Engineers

November 16, 2018 - in Awards, Buildings, Featured

ACEC New York recently presented DeSimone Consulting Engineers, a leading engineering firm with offices worldwide, with two Platinum Awards for the structural design of 111 Murray and 512 West 22nd Street in Manhattan. As part of the 2019 Engineering Excellence…